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.
Grown amidst ancient forests at the foothills of the Himalayas, our Darjeeling green tea is revered as a herb.
This green tea was first developed in 2004 when Gyokuro Sensi Tokishaku Yamashita visited us in the Himalayas. This tea finds devoted connoisseurs in Japan, even though the country itself produces some of the finest Darjeeling Makaibari green teas in the world. Its unique balance of sweetness and astringency with notes of fresh corn, make it a favourite amongst tea drinkers in Tokyo. It is high in Orac values and may be taken through the day.
Tasting Notes: Delicate & fresh, earthy with hints of rice, corn.
Grade: Darjeeling Green Tea (FTGFOP1S)
Makaibari Estate: The iconic Makaibari estate in Darjeeling produces exceptional green tea. Select leaves are plucked from chosen organic tea bushes between June to November and delicately processed with no oxidation. The emerald green dry leaves with flecks of white tips are rich in antioxidants and possess strong revitalizing properties. The cup is a taste of the surrounding forest on dewy mornings - a clear brew which is fresh and lively on the palate.