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Kurseong Valley, Darjeeling
Second Flush, June
Whole leaf oolong tea
Number of infusions per 2.5 g: 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 - 95°C (or 195°F - 205°F)
This tea works great for the gongfu style 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).
Kurseong, a small town noted for its secluded charm, is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Kurseong means the ‘Land of White Orchids’ since white orchids grow in abundance in this area. The town is full of beautiful tea gardens, forests, and lush greenery with magnificent views of Mt.Kanchenjunga and the Teesta river. Located at an altitude of 4864 ft, Kurseong enjoys a milder and healthy climate throughout the year.
Red pandas dwell in the Eastern Himalayan region of India and also in China. They are skillful acrobats that are arboreal. They are mostly herbivorous and their name comes from a Nepali word “ponya” which means one who eats bamboo. Red pandas are endangered and there are about 10,000 animals left, of which over 50% live in India.