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First Flush Darjeeling (2013 Goomtee Estate, Organic)
Overview of First Flush Darjeeling (2013 Goomtee Estate, Organic)
Comprised of the first tender shoots of the newly grown tea plant, First Flush Darjeeling tea is a seasonal tea offering that is applauded by tea enthusiasts around the world. Our 2013 offering was grown at the Muscatel Valley section of the Goomtee Estate, a famed estate located in Darjeeling’s Kurseong South valley. Organically cultivated from pure China tea bushes dating back to 1899, Goomtee maintains extremely high plant cultivation and plucking standards, many which go above and beyond what is required for an organic certification.
Goomtee’s Muscatel Valley teas have an established reputation as being some of the best in all of Darjeeling. Their teas are most prized for their unique ‘muscatels’, comparable to sweet summer wines, with intense fragrant top notes of musk.
This season’s First Flush Darjeeling selection is comprised of an attractive mix of well-rolled green and black leaves with many silver buds. When brewed, it yields a light gold infusion with a uniquely intoxicating muscatel bouquet. Typical of a stand out First Flush Darjeeling, it finishes with a pleasing citrus sweetness on the palate.