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rohini first oolong

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Feb 2021 harvest
$5
2oz
Feb 2021 harvest
$19
Origin
Darjeeling, India
Farmer
Debi Chettri
Elevation
2000m
Infusions
3
The Rohini Tea Estate at elevations of 5500 to 7000 ft has produced a very early Darjeeling First Flush this year, called Jethikupi Goddesses of Spring. This particular first flush is produced completely by hand as an oolong tea, with outdoor withering, gentle drum rotation and minimal oxidation. Such kind handling of the young leaves and buds, along with its February growing period, result in a soft, smooth, light boded cup, with no astringency. How is this early lot possible? Jethikupi Goddesses of Spring is grown from the B157 tea cultivar, which is known for its floral notes, but also as a very early producer. The mild temperatures that produce these first shoots after the winter dormancy last only a few weeks making this tea as precious as it is delicious. In the cup we find it aromatic, with fruity notes of pear and a lingering lily-of-the-valley and pear blossom finish that is soft, and smooth, gently announcing that spring at long last, has arrived.

This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 3 minutes.

Customer Reviews (5)

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Debi Chettri

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I began working when I was 18 years old and worked at Rohini estate for the past five years. I work as a plucker in the Rohini and Gopaldhara gardens during the annual harvest.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
Each season I work with the same group of women picking tea. Many have become my good friends, so it's enjoyable to spend a day in the field hearing their stories.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
The weather in Darjeeling is unpredictable and it rains a lot. Being outside when the weather changes and the rains come down is my least favorite part.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea? Any advice?
Darjeeling tea is very famous and the garden receives many foreign visitors. I am glad to know that I help produce something for which my country of India is well known.

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