Giddapahar Estate, 1st Flush, SFTGFOP1 | Black Tea
Very pretty, very fragrant leaf that produces a classic first flush Darjeeling cup; a perfect balance between sweet and crisp. This is a light to medium-bodied cup with floral/sweet/muscatel notes and just a little bit of edge to make the cup complete and complex. A wonderful first flush tea.
Giddapahar is the smallest tea garden in Darjeeling. It is a fourth generation family owned tea company, still owned and operated by the Shaw family. It is located near Kuresong, Darjeeling District at between 4500-5500' elevation. Giddapahar is small enough that the two brothers operating the garden, literally get their hands on every lot of tea the garden produces.
Suggested Steeping Instruction:
Use 1 rounded tsp per 8 oz cup of water at 200°. Steep 2-3 min.