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Pussimbing Garden, Tiger Hill Peak

Pussimbing Garden, Tiger Hill Peak

The Pussimbing Tea Estate, located in Darjeeling's Tiger Hill Peak, has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Their teas are renowned for their unique fruity, wintergreen, and minty characteristics, along with vintage Muscatel flavors in the second flush.

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November 26, 2023

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Samantha Chan

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The Pussimbing Tea Estate, located in Darjeeling's Tiger Hill Peak, has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Their teas are renowned for their unique fruity, wintergreen, and minty characteristics, along with vintage Muscatel flavors in the second flush. The estate's high altitude, steep slopes, organic soil, and microclimate all contribute to the exceptional flavor profiles of their teas. Handpicked and orthodox processed, these tea leaves offer a delightful fruity sweetness with a refreshing hint of wintergreen mint. Pussimbing teas are highly coveted by tea connoisseurs worldwide.
Pussimbing is a 120 years old tea estate where river streams and springs flow through wilderness. The tea gardens are shrouded and shaded under the high mountain mists all year round.
Pussimbing consistently produces some of the most prestigious organic teas in Darjeeling each year from its steep and sloping gardens. Pussimbing has been under certified organic management practices since 1994. The tea gardens have biodiversity and rich soil structures that nourish exquisite, bold and aromatic teas. Some vintages have rich muscatel and ripeness and others exude a characteristic minty and spicy note found in their second flush lots.
Legend remarks that a monk named Pasang found abundant water springs and tea here. In the local Lepcha language, Pussimbing means "the source of water." The place where the monk discovered the spring on Pussimbing was called Mingoo (“valley hidden in the fog”). Mingoo is nowadays, one of the famous garden divisions on the Pussimbing Estate. The tea gardens of Pussimbing Estate are in the Tiger Hill region of Darjeeling which has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. The high mountain energy and character shine in this tea.