This Bihar Doke Diamond Green tea is a very high quality hand-made green tea that comes from the Doke Estate located in Kishanganj, Bihar State, India. It is a vibrant green tea with a fruity character. Bihar Doke Diamond Green tea has a wonderful and heady aroma of exotic fruits, such as mango and passionfruit, which translates well into the light and smooth flavour that has a touch of smoke to it!
Bihar State itself is a relatively new area to tea growing even though it is located next to some famous tea growing regions, just south of Nepal and west of northern West Bengal (Darjeeling) growing areas. Doke Estate is family owned and managed. In their own words: “our mission at Doke Tea is to bring you teas that are unique in flavor and quality. Something that causes you to pause a moment to wonder and marvel at the delicious, comfortable experience it gives you. Our business philosophy at Doke is one that is first and foremost ecologically friendly to the air, the water, the soil, the animals, and most of all to the people who work and live on the land.”
This philosophy, their understanding of growing and successful management results in some great teas produced at Doke Estate that are high quality, very unusual and full of wonderful flavours. Doke Estate teas are grown in an all-natural way to organic standards.
The heavily twisted dark green leaves of this Bihar Doke Diamond Green tea have an astounding aroma that is fruity with a touch of smokiness. The liquor produced is a light golden yellow colour and retains some of the exotic fruit aroma apparent on the dry leaves. The character is light and smooth. It has a mild balanced flavour that combines exotic fruits with slight pyrotechnic notes. The finish is also pleasantly mildly astringent.
We find it is best brewed at 80°C for around 1-2 minutes according to your taste. This tea should be brewed multiple times (3 or more) depending on your preferences.
This Bihar Doke Diamond Green tea was first featured in our April 2016 Curious Tea Subscription Boxes.