Nalin’s Choice Darjeeling

Deeply muscatel Darjeeling style tea, which will make you rethink Darjeelings!
Don’t say you were not warned 😉

Nalin’s Choice Darjeeling

First Flush Darjeeling, but why all the fuss?

Deeply complex, but light at the same time. In my 20 years of sourcing tea I have never experienced a Darjeeling like this.
From a top rated tea garden in Darjeeling, it is said to be some of the finest in the world.
Envelope your tastebuds in this tea and you will reconsider the Darjeeling tea world.

But why Nalin’s Choice?

This exquisite first flush Darjeeling was chosen for us by by a tea mentor of mine, Nalin Modha, he has utilised his expertise to create an incredible tea.
For more about Nalin, check out our blog post here.
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 mind blowing Darjeeling style teas can be, if you skip the supermarket and have Nalin on your side.

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 leave to cool for about one minute then pour over the leaves.
Infuse for approx 3 minutes.
Leaves used this way can be reused up to 3 times, but please increase infusion times each subsequent infusion.
1st infusion: 3 minutes
2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd and final infusion: 9 minutes

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 30 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