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East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Autumnal flush, November
AV-2, BB-157, T-78
Whole leaf black tea
This exquisite tea is a must for a tea aficionado. It is rich with lovely layers of complexity and great for Gongfu style of steeping. If you are looking for something well balanced with a gamut of flavors to unravel, this is definitely a tea that you will enjoy. This batch was made especially for us and we are very proud to have this tea.
Delicate and beautiful with twisted dark brown leaves and abundant silvery buds it is marvelous. The tea is delicate with floral and sweet aromas. Sweet notes of rose and jasmine are enveloped with notes of honey, bitter almond, oak bark, stone fruit and hay.
Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 3-4
2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)
120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 90°C-99°C (or 195°F - 210°F)
This tea works great for the gongfu method of steeping as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.
We recommend 5 gm of tea
100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).
This tea was plucked by a small team of 13 pluckers working at a boutique tea garden Meghalaya. A hidden gem, located in the picturesque East Khasi Hills, on the banks of the Umiam -Lake, the tea garden specializes in small batches (ghani batches) of tea, as it pays meticulous attention to the harvesting and processing aspects, so as to craft the most unique and magnificent teas of unparalleled quality. Meghalaya is extremely picturesque and has great biodiversity with the garden hidden amongst otherwise untouched rainforest. Meghalaya lies between Darjeeling and Assam and is known as the ‘Abode of Clouds.’ Lush jungles, golden-green paddy fields, windswept highlands, and verdant valleys, Meghalaya is a breathtaking sight.
The Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya and an extremely shy, nocturnal, and tree-dwelling species. It is endangered with only about 10,000 remaining in the wild.