The Monteviot Garden, located in the southern Kurseong Valley of Darjeeling region in India, is one of the the oldest tea estate in the area founded in 1856.
This is a First Flush (first Spring tea picking) of the current 2019 year!
After the winter dormancy period, tea plants are filled with nutrients and juices, which are pumped into these first tender green leaves.
There is nothing more heavenly for a tea connoisseur as such fresh tea air freighted straight from the plantation!
It is a black tea, but it has a very unique delicate flavor with hints of orchid, muscatel, and grass, followed by tangy "punch", and a long lingering finish.
Dark green leaf with silvery tips, vibrant copper-colored cup.