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Black Tea

Organic Darjeeling 1st Flush Supreme

Honey, Grape Skin, Blackcurrant Leaf From Tumsong Estate, Darjeeling, India Crafted by Tea Maker Mr. Naresh Pareek

Picked in early spring, this crisp, quenching and uplifting tea expresses the unique Darjeeling terroir, with zesty spring freshness and high floral aromas that make way for a fruitiness in the taste.

Organic Darjeeling 1st Flush Supreme

This small batch of "China" style first flush 2023 was created exclusively for JING. Tea maker Naresh Pareek knows exactly what we were looking for, so produced a highly floral batch with distinct fruitiness and a classic China character. It’s satisfying and refined – perfect for a late morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Tumsong Garden was planted in 1867 around a temple to the Hindu goddess Tamsa Devi and known to the locals as garden of happy hearts. The terrain steep slopes where this tea is picked sit at an altitude of more than 1,000m and directly face the Himalayas, from where a cold breeze encourages slow growth of the tea plants with accompanying complex flavours.

  • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. sinensis
  • Picked - Spring 10th March – 15th March 2023
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Tasting notes

  • What to look for

    What to Look For

    Neatly presented leaf and bud showing both brown and green leaves with wiry silver tea tips.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Supremely fragrant with leafy floral aromas.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    An gold-green hue, light & bright tea infusion.

  • Taste

    Taste

    Honey and fruit notes in a crisp and clear black tea with a quenching finish.

Origin

This small batch of "China" style first flush 2023 was created exclusively for JING. Tea maker Naresh Pareek knows exactly what we were looking for, so produced a highly floral batch with distinct fruitiness and a classic China character. It’s satisfying and refined – perfect for a late morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Tumsong Garden was planted in 1867 around a temple to the Hindu goddess Tamsa Devi and known to the locals as garden of happy hearts. The terrain steep slopes where this tea is picked sit at an altitude of more than 1,000m and directly face the Himalayas, from where a cold breeze encourages slow growth of the tea plants with accompanying complex flavours.
  • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. sinensis
  • Picked - Spring 10th March – 15th March 2023
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to look for

    What to Look For

    Neatly presented leaf and bud showing both brown and green leaves with wiry silver tea tips.

  • Aroma

    Aroma

    Supremely fragrant with leafy floral aromas.

  • In the cup

    In the Cup

    An gold-green hue, light & bright tea infusion.

  • Taste

    Taste

    Honey and fruit notes in a crisp and clear black tea with a quenching finish.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 80°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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    2 years ago

    The finest scent

    I’m from Japan, and I always drink a lot of different kinds of tea. I have been to China and France to buy teas. I had looked for tea which I was satisfied and tried many company’s tea in UK. Finally, I’ve found the great tea. The Darjeeling tea is the best I’ve ever tasted. It has very refreshing taste and umami.
    I want to bring it back to my country.
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    2 years ago

    Refreshing summer tea

    I love darjeeling but I've never had it like this before. Instead of the dark version you normally get this one is exceptionally fruity, with some grassy notes and very smooth on the palette. Wonderful to drink and lasts 3 refuses.
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    4 years ago

    Wonderfully peachy, perfect summer drinking

    I'm new to real Darjeeling having always believed it to be a far darker, smokier tea than this light, fragrant long leafed first flush. Amber nectar, with peach and floral overtones. Refreshing afternoon tea but also delicious brewed and left to chill. I made a second pot from the once-brewed leaves, which I steeped in fresh fruits for a few hours and served ice cold.
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