This 2019 First Flush Darjeeling from Singell Tea Garden is one of the best teas we have tasted this season. We simply had to share this new tea with you!
This tea is produced as a micro-batch, from the first spring flush of the third week of March and we are lucky enough to get our hands on a limited quantity of this sublime tea. The tea is so fresh and when you open the bag, the beautiful fresh aroma of the tea leaves will immediately transport you to the misty hills of Darjeeling.
Carefully hand-picked dried leaves consists of only the most tender leaves and there is an abundance of silvery buds. These delicately tender leaves have been given a gentle roll, to preserve the full leaf appearance.
The long wiry dry leaf has a fruity and floral composition. The infused liquor is light gold in colour; that suggest that this leaf has undergone very little oxidisation, therefore it offers a light cup with all the hallmarks of a pure Darjeeling First Flush. This fresh cup packs a flavour with a complex floral and sweet notes that resemble peach and honey like flavours.
Singell Morning Mist gets it distinct flavour as these tea leaves are picked from trees that are around 150 years old, they are known as the ‘Heritage’ section within the tea garden. These plants are also called the ‘Classic China Tea Trees’ or ‘China Jat’. With these unique characteristics and its distinct Muscatel flavours, it has created a world-renowned reputation as a producer of the ‘champagne of black teas’.
Singell Tea Estate is nestled in the picturesque northwest region of the Kurseong Vally in Darjeeling. Located about 5000 ft above sea level, Singell Tea Estate is one of oldest in the region producing teas since the 1860. With majestic views overlooking the great Himalayan mountain range the surrounding area are heaven for nature lovers. The estate consist of carefully preserved 150 years old tea plant as well as hybrid more productive, high yielding and weather resilient plants also known as “clonal”.
Singell Estate is also leading its way in organic and biodynamic farming and the garden is also certified “Fair Trade” enterprise that operates various project to ensure the wellbeing of its 500 plus workforce. The manager at Singell Mr. Suba and his dedicated team take great care in nurturing the tea trees, harvesting and most of all consistently producing some of the wonderful teas Darjeeling has to offer.
Brewing Guide: 3-4g of tea leaves per 200ml of 90’C water for 2-3 minutes.