Darjeeling Second Flush Chamong DJ68
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Darjeeling Second Flush Chamong DJ68
Set high in the Himalayas, Darjeeling is regarded as the “Champagne of Tea” due to its one-of-a-kind terroir.


Yellow peach, quince, magnolia and Asiatic lily

About This Tea

Each garden and slope section in Darjeeling has its own signature micro-climate which brings forth a unique fragrance and flavor characteristics. While cultivar selection is a factor, the real complexity of Darjeeling tea is to be explored in terms of the terroir. The differences of elevation, the grade and pitch of the garden slopes 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 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. The character of the tea here is very unique and evokes flavors of stone fruits like peach and nectarine, as well as apple blossom, lily, orchid and Muscat grape. The second flush from Chamong Estate is ripe, succulent and fruity with hints of gentle roast and flowery aromas.

Origin

Chamong Garden, Darjeeling, India

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional 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 1st 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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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.

Region Details

Region

Northeastern India

Elevation

1520 meters

Harvest

March - June

Cultivar

Vintage China Bush, AV 2