Darjeeling First Flush Chamong EX1
Garden Direct Black Tea
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Darjeeling First Flush Chamong EX1
Darjeeling First Flush Chamong EX1
Darjeeling First Flush Chamong EX1

Darjeeling First Flush Chamong EX1

This year’s tea from the Chamong garden is unique and evokes flavors of stone fruits like peach and nectarine, and fragrant blossoms.


33+ Servings

Qty:

Peach, nectarine, nice flowery sweetness

About this tea

Darjeeling is regarded as the “Champagne of Tea” due to its one-of-a-kind terroir. Set high in the Himalayas, each garden and slope section in Darjeeling carries its own signature terroir, fragrance and flavor characteristics. While cultivar selection is a factor, the real complexity of Darjeeling teas is to be explored in terms of the terroir. The differences in elevation, the grade of the slope and the amount of sun exposure lead to distinctive differences in character.

The Chamong gardens are located in the south of Darjeeling in the Rongbong Valley next to Selimbong and were planted in the 1870s. The gardens here boast incredible biodiversity and are set into the side of a hill with altitude ranging from 1150-1850 meters above sea level. The area has towering deciduous forests that are home to many monkey tribes. The tea's character here is unique and evokes flavors of stone fruits like peach and nectarine, and fragrant blossoms.

The eagerly anticipated first flush harvest in March-April produces teas with vivacious energy and sumptuous flavors that are only found in teas from the amazing Darjeeling Himalayan tea region.

Ingredients

Black tea

Origin

Chamong Garden, Darjeeling, India

Cultivar

China variety & Bannockburn 157

Harvest

April 5 - April 9, 2024

Elevation

1370 - 1830 meters

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Origin

Chamong Garden

Darjeeling, India

The Chamong gardens are located in the south of Darjeeling in the Rongbong Valley next to Selimbong and were planted in the 1870s. The gardens here boast incredible biodiversity and are set into the side of a hill with an altitude ranging from 1150-1850 meters above sea level. The area has towering deciduous forests that are home to many monkey tribes, wildlife and bountiful biodiversity of flora.

Preparation
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Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 3g to a gaiwan, tea cupping set or gongfu teapot (per 150mL).
Use 212°F water. Do not rinse this tea.

Infuse the first brew for 3 minutes. Repeat several times until the flavor and aroma of the tea dissipates. As the brewing session ensues, increase the infusion time to coax out the body and strength of the final infusions.

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