Darjeeling Namring First Flush 2017

Darjeeling Namring First Flush 2017 is a supreme first flush Darjeeling from Upper Namring Estate, plucked in early 2017. It is smooth and balanced with a light first flush character. It has a lovely floral profile, with chalky and muscatel flavours and top notes of exotic fruits.

Brewing guide: 2.5g in 250ml water at 90°C for 3-4 minutes


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Origin:Namring Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India
Cultivar:Combination of Clonal, China and Assam Hybrid
Harvest time:April 2017
Sourcing:Specialist UK Wholesaler


Darjeeling Namring Upper First Flush 2017 is a fantastic First Flush tea form the Namring Tea Estate, situated in the Eastern part of Darjeeling district and about an hour’s drive from Darjeeling town. This tea is a First Flush (the first spring plucking of the season) and was picked in spring 2017. First Flush Darjeelings are very sought after since they are delicate in flavour and exhibit well pronounced floral characteristics that Darjeeling fans looks for in a good tea. And this tea is no exception – well rounded, delicate, floral, fruity and with hints of muscatel – all signs of a great First Flush Darjeeling.

The Namring Tea Estate is split into two parts – the Upper and Lower divisions. The Upper division is where this particular tea is from, which is at an altitude of around 1700 metres. Teas grown on this part of the estate have more delicate and smooth features. The Estate is also famous for its combination of tea bushes grown here. These comprise tea bushes of the following varieties: China (60%), Clonal (30%) and Assam hybrid (10%). The combination results in teas from Namring Tea Estate having more unique and exotic flavours when compared with other Darjeelings.

Darjeeling Namring Upper First Flush 2017 has very neat, almost green leaves in appearance with plenty of silver tips. When brewed these lovely leaves produce a clean, bright yellow-orange liquor with a pleasant floral aroma. This tea has a light and well balanced flavour profile with minimum dryness and astringency. It is very typical for a First Flush Darjeeling with a lovely floral character, hints of muscatel sweetness and exciting top notes of exotic fruits. It is a perfect selection for a traditional afternoon tea.

We suggest brewing at 90°C for 3-4 minutes according to your taste. It can be brewed around 2 times depending on your preference.

This Darjeeling Namring First Flush 2017 black tea was first featured in our July 2017 Curious Tea Subscription Boxes.