This 2011 First Flush Darjeeling black tea from Okayti is for people who want less astringency to their tea and wants to enjoy more of its flavors. Okayti Tea Estate is part of the Mink Valley in Darjeeling that has mountain altitudes ranging from 1770 to 2360 meters high. They have remained in operation since 1888 and are now the oldest tea factory in Darjeeling, India. But, the owners wanted to be more competitive so a new factory was built to house the more modern techniques of tea preparation. For people more familiar with this tea estate, they call it by the name of Rongdoo.
What is special about our 2011 First Flush Okayti Darjeeling tea is the scent of the fresh leaves that gives a hint of rich buttery, toasted, chocolate. The type of tea is made from small Sinensis leaves that have very few buds and when brewed they turn into different shades of green, dark green brown leaves. The leaves give out an intense scent of freshness from the herbs that smells like warm cooked vegetable, fruit and floral notes and finally with a tint of almond in it. To obtain the best liquor the leaves must be infused in warm water of about 85 degrees for around 3 minutes. Perfectly infused Okayti Darjeeling black tea gives out gleaming golden yellow liquor that is so appealing to the eyes. It covers the room with its rich floral scent that smells of rose and honeysuckle, an aroma that is so enticing to the nostrils. And when finally slipped to the mouth and sipped, the tastes of floral, herbs and almond taste lingers to the mouth; leaving a sweet and a very small hint of bitter taste to it.
2011 First Flush Okayti Darjeeling First Flush Tea is very unique than other teas because it is a flavorful tea that withstood the rainy season and collected all the nutrients from the soil that has been perfectly watered during its entire period of maturation. Plus, this special single estate is prepared with exact precision in its fermentation and oxidation process to keep the flavors and nutrients sealed in. And finally, to assure that Okayti Darjeeling black tea reaches its customers in their freshest and best state, we vacuum pack it so that the leaves retain their flavors and scent before it reaches the customers. This is how DarjeelingTeaXpress ensures the quality of every tea bag shipped to your home making sure that every tea bag seeped into your cup is 100% Darjeeling tea!