Freshly harvested Makaibari Darjeeling Tea, with mild floral notes - the best natural flavour the worlds has to offer.
This tea from our heritage Makaibari estate in Darjeeling is a favourite of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was gifted to her by the honourable Prime Minister of India on his visit to Buckingham Palace in 2015. The uniqueness of this Makaibari Darjeeling Black tea is in its creation - it is grown biodynamically - surrounded by forests that feed its flavour. It is then plucked ceremonially, to the tune of a cosmic calendar, dictated by the rhythms of the sun and the moon.
Tasting Notes: Fresh, delicate, floral, astringent with hints of peach.
Grade: Darjeeling Black Tea (FTGFOP1S)
The Estate: From the iconic Makaibari Tea Estate in Darjeeling, comes the Summer Solstice tea also termed as the second flush. Amidst pristine Himalayan forests, this Darjeeling Makaibari tea is grown in harmony with the nature surrounding it. The leaves are harvested at dawn during May - June. The resulting cup is light, soothing and delicate with a fresh yet intense aroma.
A CTC from our Addabarie Tea Estate in Assam, blended with spices for a sip that's full of vitality.
The produce of this Victorian-era estate in Assam is blended with aromatic Indian spices to form a fusion of traditions. A bright brisk liquor with the typical body of tea or and distinct taste notes of pepper, ginger and cinnamon.
Tasting Notes: Aromatic, bright, robust, spicy & zesty.
Strength: Fairly strong
Addabarie Estate: The Assam Masala chai blend is an ode to the humble ginger and long conversations savoured over endless cups of tea. Addabarie has two different folk legends that throw light on its unusual name. The first traces back to wild ginger or 'adda' that once grew in abundance in the gardens. The second - that a river running through the estate was a popular gathering spot, or ‘adda’ for country boats. Either way, whether ginger or a gathering - Assam Masala tea is its perfect accompaniment.
Our CTC Tea is Rajasthan's favourite strong chai that arrives fresh from our flourishing north bank Narayanpur Tea Estate.
This strong Narayanpur tea has found favour among Jodhpur royalty and discerning chai drinkers across the country. This full-bodied Assam tea from the Tezpur valley is rich in tannins and antioxidants. Jodhpur Blend from Narayanpur Estate, Assam CTC Tea bright cups that makes a great start to the day. Enjoy exceptional teas from the world’s best estates.
Tasting Notes: Bright, full-bodied, strong with a smooth nutty finish.
Grade: Assam CTC (BOP)
The Estate: Narayanpur lies in the land of blue hills, emerald valleys and red rivers. The tea is produced in fields of Assam-Broadleaf, fed by the mighty Brahmaputra river. The bountiful estate produces 2 million kilos of Assam CTC tea annually and every ounce is forward booked ahead of the cup. It is Rajasthan’s favourite strong chai - a royal connection that has lasted decades.
Bright, brisk and golden cups from the finest tea estates in Western Rwanda - Gisovu, Pfunda and Rugabano.
The 'Silverback Blend' gets its name from the majestic Silverback Gorillas found in the prehistoric Nyungwe forest in Rwanda. The Gisovu and Pfunda estates border this pristine forest which is also an hour's drive from the source of the ancient river Nile.
Tasting Notes: Rich, buttery, nutty & with hints of red currant.
Gisovu Estate: Our teas are grown in three estates in the Western Province of Rwanda, also known as ‘the land of a thousand hills.’ Gisovu grows tea at elevations of 8100 feet, making them some of the highest grown teas in the world, while Pfunda grows its tea lower down in the wetlands. The diverse elevation, microclimatic conditions and the volcanic soils come together to bring you a unique cup of tea. This golden buttery brew is the long-lasting taste of Rwandan Highlands and some of the finest tea in Africa.
Finely twisted Assam orthodox tea leaves from our Moran Tea Estate that focuses on quality, the environment and ethics.
This tea blend honours Gordon Smith, Chairman of the historic Moran Tea Company. His family founded the company and lived in the Moran Burra Bungalow for generations. He was a fixture of tea estate life in Dibrugarh doing untiring work for the plantations as well as social-educational work for the neighbouring townsfolk. This Assam Orthodox Tea India blend is a tribute to the Smiths’ legacy since 1864.
Tasting Notes: Bold, malty, sweet caramel with hints of chocolate.
Strength: Fairly Strong
The Estate: The Assam Moran Estate is part of the Moran circle - a group of ten or so tea estates including, Sepon, Dirai, Attabarie and Lepetkatta- which make the strongest Assam orthodox teas, prized around the world. The plantations grow quality-clones and the Broadleaf Assam Jat, giving it a distinct 'malty' character. This Assam orthodox tea blend is a selection of finely plucked and orthodox processed Assam long leaf tea, giving you a dark and aromatic cup.
A classic black tea with a bold and malty flavour, best enjoyed after a hearty breakfast with visitors.
In the old Anglo-Saxon tradition of hospitality, hosts would provide hearty breakfasts for visiting friends and neighbours. This was finished off with a cup of strong, malty tea that held up well with cream and sugar. Luxmi's English Breakfast blend brings together teas from our own estates in Darjeeling and Assam. A rich explosion of flavour and strength.
Tasting Notes: Bold, malty flavour with floral undertones.
Strength: Fairly Strong.
About The Tea: The strength in the cup originates from one of our top-quality upper ASSAM estates, while the flavour comes from our heritage tea estate in the Darjeeling hills. The idea of the English Breakfast tea traces back to the 13th century and the country houses of the gentry. A blend usually made up of two to three different black teas was created to pair well with the traditional protein-rich meal. The boldness is perfectly balanced by the sweet floral notes, providing the right start to your mornings.
Black tea from our Assam Estates flavoured with the oil from the rind of bergamot orange.
Black tea flavoured with the oil from the rind of bergamot orange - a fruit that is mostly grown in Italy Our version of this famed blend maintains the original recipe of a rich Assam CTC tea with the delicate balance of the 'oil of Bergamot'.
Tasting Notes: Nutty with citrus mint notes of bergamot.
Strength: Fairly Mild
About The Tea: A potent, refreshing ASSAM black tea with notes of citrus, mint and malt. Earl Grey is named after the British Prime Minister - Charles, the second Earl Grey (1764 - 1845). Having made various notable political contributions including the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, he is most well known throughout history for the Earl Grey tea bearing his name. It is claimed that he received a gift of tea which was flavoured with the oil of bergamot, among many other legendary origin stories.