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Mirik Valley, Darjeeling
Second Flush, May
5000 to 7000 ft
Semi-whole leaf oolong tea
We have chosen this muscatel from Mirik Valley in Darjeeling as it is very refreshing and calming. It is extremely well balanced with honey and malt. Fruity, wood and floral undertones are just wonderful and add layers of depth. This flavorful tea makes a perfectly delightful and refreshing cup that can be enjoyed at any time during the day. If you are new to whole leaf teas and want something that won't break the bank, but is still an extremely high quality Darjeeling tea we would definitely recommend our Honey Muscatel to try.
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 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).
Mirik is a small charming town nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. At an elevation of 5000 ft., it is surrounded by lush tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom plantations, and forests of tall, dark Japanese cedars. Mirik, pronounced as Mir-yok, means ‘a place burnt by fire’ in Lepcha. Its cool and moist climate make it the perfect setting for growing tea.
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.