Himalayan Temi First Flush

First flush Temi tea, plucked in the only day before torrential hail.
Producing an extremely complex light floral infusion.

From the foothills of the Himalayas

Light and bright Darjeeling style tea, which will make you rethink Darjeelings!
Don’t say you were not warned 😉

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Himalayan Temi First Flush

Light and bright Darjeeling style, this tea from Temi must be tasted.
Such a complex tea, said to be some of the finest in the world.
Envelope your tastebuds in this tea and you will rethink the Darjeeling tea world.

But why Temi?

Temi Tea Gardens is found in South Sikkim, India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, offers a terrain these naturally grown tea plants thrive in.
Currently this stunning tea is very fresh as production only finished in April 2021.
This particular harvest is the earliest pluck of Temi, picked in the single day before a huge hail storm which halted production in April.
Teas from any subsequent pluck have been affected by the stress on the tea plants caused by this weather.

Teas mellow with age, especially in the first few months, so it will become smoother as time goes on.

Always interesting to discover how the taste profile of teas change, a journey worth experiencing.

Our airtight foil lined packs are a great container to store the young tea in as it locks in the aromatics within the leaves.
Also keeps out any strong smells which can taint the tea leaves.

This tea demonstrates just how incredible darjeeling style teas can be.
For other vintage Temi offerings.

How to prepare this tea?

Western style brewing

Use 2g of leaf to 300ml of water (china tea cup size).
Bring the water to boil, then pour over the leaves.
Infuse for approx 3 minutes.
Leaves used this way can be reused up to 3 times, 5 minutes (2nd infusion) then 9 minutes (final infusion).

Gong Fu or Chinese style brewing

Use 5g of leaf to 150ml of water (general gaiwan size).
Bring the water to the boil.
Then pour over the leaves, wait 10 seconds and decant your tea.
Leaves use this way can be reused at least 7 times.

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis