Organic Fair Trade Darjeeling Makaibari 1st Flush
Tasting Notes: floral flavors and lemon accents in an overall delicate cup with long, dry finish.
(India, Black) Makaibari Tea Estate is located at Kurseong, in West Bengal. It was the world's first tea factory, established in 1859. Rajah Banerjee is the fourth generation owner, and he has blended the ethnic diversity of the seven local Makaibari villages into a harmonious entity through the use of biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. The goal of biodynamic practices is to create harmony between soil, microorganisms, plants, animals and humans. Unlike many tea gardens, which grow in open sun, Makaibari retains 70% of its entire area under forest cover.
The first flush produces the brightest, most youthful and delicate cup also showing the presence of some green tips.
Fair Trade and organic certified. Several estate social programs are funded by the Fair Trade premium. This is a very fairly priced, quality tea with a FTGFOP1 grade.
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 4-5 minutes (2nd infusion)
Single Estate Darjeeling black tea.