Makaibari Darjeeling Autumnal Flush Organic Tea

Makaibari Darjeeling Autumnal Flush Organic Tea

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Thanks to their unique characteristics and delicate aroma, Darjeeling teas, from the mountainous Darjeeling region of India, are often called the "champagne of tea." Unlike teas grown in lower altitudes, they have only four harvest periods each year: first flush (spring); "in between" (late spring); second flush (summer); and autumnal. Each crop produces a different tasting tea, with the earlier crops tending light and flowery and later crops becoming progressively fuller bodied and fruity. Be careful not to over-steep Darjeelings as they are quite sensitive!

The Makaibari Estate is known for both its high quality organics as well as its excellent treatment of employees. Produced by hand-rolling and sun-drying, these beautiful leaves brew to a golden amber liquor with fruity sweetness and a clean, nutty taste. Farmed without pesticides, Makaibari Natural Autumnal Flush Darjeeling Tea is both organic and Fair Trade Certified. Good hot or as an iced tea. (See our "How to Make Iced Tea" section.) Use one teaspoon per cup and infuse for 2 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Average Customer Rating

Not exactly what I was expecting, but I do enjoy this tea. I'm generally a fan of medium and full bodied, heavier tanin blacks, and this is what I would call a "very light" medium body tea. It definitely has complexity and legs, but it's a much subtler presentation. I did try a 3 and 4 minute steep, and agree with the 2 minute suggestion of the tea table, it starts to get muddy with extra steeping. I think this will be my midday black tea, rather than my breakfast pot. For the price, it's a superb, delicate black tea, but don't expect heavy tanins or good pairing with milk and sugar.

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Makaibari Darjeeling Autumnal Flush Organic Tea


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