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Spring Darjeeling GFOP First Flush Tea

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Grown in the northeastern part of India, nestled in the midst of the snow-covered Himalayas, Darjeeling is grown at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,000 meters. The cool and moist climate, the soil, the rainfall and the sloping terrain all combine to give Darjeeling its unique flavor and exquisite bouquet that is often compared to Muscat grapes. The combination of natural factors present in this region and the consistently high quality of its teas has earned Darjeeling the reputation of being the "Champagne of Teas."

This precious blend is created from rare spring Darjeeling tea, the first tender tea leaves to emerge when the weather warms. This tea is highly dependent upon the weather in the region which varies from year to year and in some cases, prevents the first flush crop from being available. The acronym GFOP is an indication of the characteristics of the leaves used to create the tea. Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe means that the tea consists of fine, tender, young leaves rolled with a small proportion of "golden tips."

The liquor has a delicate, light flavor and a sweet perfume. This tea has a distinct appearance as it contains a large amount of green leaves that are an indication of the highly regarded first flush.

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Region West Bengal
Country of Origin India
Producer Dammann Freres
Tea Format Loose Leaf
Tea Type Black Tea
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