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2014 Darjeeling Rohini Exotic SFTGFOP1

2014 Darjeeling Rohini Exotic SFTGFOP1
4.5 stars 1 review

Exclusive collection of the youngest gardens in Darjeeling processed from fresh buds of cultivar AV2. The golden infusion heady fragrance with notes of fruit, flowers lime and traces of peanuts. Sweet and smooth, balanced taste of ripe fruit with hints of grape which continues until lightly honeyed tones. The first breeze of spring in a cup of tea! Garden Rohini is situated in a valley Kurseong and has an eventful history. It was closed for 30 long years from 1962...

2013 Darjeeling Thurbo Moonlight First Flush

2013 Darjeeling Thurbo Moonlight First Flush
4.5 stars 2 reviews

The legend among tea cultivators Mr. J. D. Rai, the main teamaker of famous Thurbo gardens produced limited quantity of tea made from leaves harvested exclusively from the tea plant cultivar Pb 312. This delicious tea is composed purely of silver tips and the top two leaves. The infusion is clear, golden with dominant fruity tones that are typical for the cultivar Pb312. Really wonderful tea! (FTGFOP-1), lot no. Dj-16/13

Sourenee SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush 2012 Organic

Sourenee SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush 2012 Organic
4.0 stars 1 review

ripe, sweet fruit, distinct darjeeling tones, wild honey, enjoyable aftertaste of overipe grapes


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„Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or Imperial tea, in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays.
He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan) and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.“

Source Web: Longjing tea 龍井茶[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longjing_tea>. [q138] [s33]

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