The Tea Makers of London - No.8 Darjeeling House Blend - First Flush Teabags
First Flush Darjeeling Tea No.19 (15 Triune Tea Bags)
This First Flush Darjeeling, conveniently packed into our biodegradable tea bags, is ideal for any time of day. With hints of silvery leaves, the tea imparts a fruity, floral flavour.
About the tea
This finest quality tea was awarded the prestigious two-star ranking at the 2016 Guild of Fine Food's Great Taste Awards.
Our exquisite luxury Darjeeling First Flush Tea Triunes, delicately combine the fresh, invigorating and grassy qualities of the revered spring flush tea leaves with the stunning muscatel hints that are characteristic of this well-loved and nuanced tea. Darjeeling is one of the most revered and well-loved tea districts in India - and in the world. Tea farmers in this area have been passing down expert tea knowledge from generation to generation for almost 200 years.
This beautifully balanced black tea imparts a bright and clear amber liquor and a light and invigorating flavour with fruity, floral notes. The succulent, silvery leaves offer a gentle sweetness and refreshingly astringent flavour, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
About the tea bags
Our luxury First Flush Darjeeling triune tea bags are the perfect way to enjoy the flavours of fine loose leaf tea but escape the hassle of loose leaf tea making. Our spacious plastic free tea bags give you the perfect infusion, and all of our tea bags are 100% biodegradable.
Information for tea connoisseurs
Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia Sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant, Camellia Sinensis Assamica. Tea planting in the Indian district of Darjeeling was introduced in 1841 by Arthur Campbell, a civil surgeon of the Indian Medical Service. Campbell was transferred to Darjeeling in 1839 from Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1841, he brought seeds of the Chinese tea plant, Camellia Sinensis from Kumaun and began to experiment with tea planting in Darjeeling. The British government also established tea nurseries during that period. Commercial development began during the 1850s.
Ingredients: Darjeeling black tea
The Great Taste Awards
The Tea Makers of London were awarded 15 stars at the 2016 Great Taste Awards.
What are The Great Taste Awards?
The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food. The awards are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ˜Oscars' of the food world and the ˜epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize'. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is a sign of trustworthy, consistent, high-quality food and drink.
Appearance: Even size leaves with plenty of silvery and tender green tips.
Aroma: Light, floral and refreshing
Flavour: A warm and toasty flavour with intoxicating floral notes and subtle hints of fruit and spring.
Colour: Light Amber
Leaf Measure: 1 triune tea bag
Amount of Water: 200ml, use filtered water to enhance the flavour
Water Temperature: 100°C
Steeping Time: 3-4 min, Suitable for one re-steeping
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