Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2
Garden Direct Black Tea
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Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2
Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2
Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2

Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2

The Lingia estate was planted in 1867 at the historic site of the Tamsa Devi Temple on the steep slopes of the Golden Valley that face the highest Himalayan ranges.


33+ Servings

Qty:

Tea rose, champagne grapes,

white peach and jasmine

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.

The Lingia estate was planted in 1867 at the historic site of the Tamsa Devi Temple on the steep slopes of the Golden Valley that face the highest Himalayan ranges. The constant cool winds of the Himalayas in this expansive mountainous area cause the tea to grow gradually. The slow and steady leaf growth during the spring in Darjeeling concentrates and accentuates remarkable multi-floral and fruity aromas. The Lingia garden is planted with pure China Bushes of the Black China variety which are genetically close to the rose bush. The Lingia garden’s vintage tea bushes are well-known for yielding naturally occurring rose and heady multi-floral notes.

This micro-lot is one of the best examples of Lingia character that we’ve seen in a long time. The eagerly anticipated first flush harvest in March-April produces teas with vivacious energy and remarkable floral and fruity flavors that are only found in teas from the amazing Darjeeling Himalayan tea region.

Ingredients

Black tea

Origin

Lingia Estate, Darjeeling, India

Cultivar

Original China Bush

Harvest

March 20 - April 2, 2024

Elevation

1580 - 1860 meters

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Origin

Darjeeling, India

Lingia Estate

The Lingia estate was planted in 1867 across from the historic site of Tumsong and the Tamsa Devi Temple on the steep slopes of the Golden Valley that face the highest Himalayan ranges. In the local Lepcha language, Lingia means “the triangle point of 8 peaks," describing the garden’s unique position. The constant cool winds of the expansive mountainous area cause the tea to grow gradually which concentrates and accentuates remarkable multi-floral and fruity aromas.

People with umbrellas and baskets harvest tea leaves on a lush, green hillside at the Lingia estate, with the misty mountains of Golden Valley in the background, where Rishi Tea & Botanicals produces Darjeeling First Flush Lingia DJ2.
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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