This year's first flush harvest springs forth a sweet and floral aroma unique to the estate that enables one to enjoy a heavenly cup of tea. The estate meticulously picks the soft, young, tender leaves that results to a light golden transparent liquor when steeped, perfect and ideal for moments of romantic solitude.
One of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling, the estate was established in 1860 and is now in the hands of a local family who's been in the industry for a hundred years.
With breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range, Glenburn tea estate stretches from an elevation of 3,700 feet, all the way down to the sandy banks of the two snow-fed Himalayan rivers that meander through it – The Rungeet and The Rung Dung.
Origin: Darjeeling, India
BENEFITS: Black teas are fully oxidized and have undergone several processes more than white & green teas. For this reason, its chemical properties also underwent changes but have not lost the many benefits derived from the Camellia Sinensis leaves. Black teas have Theaflavin and Thearubigin, powerful antioxidants that can protect the drinker from stresses of the modern life.
Steeping Time: Always wash the leaves twice with hot water for a period of about 20 seconds each time to prime the dry leaves.
Note: High quality teas can be steeped for several more times. In the case of black teas, it can be steeped 7-8 more times! Please do not leave the tea leaves steeping in water. Remove it as soon as soon as you have achieved the desired strength to stop the brewing process. Of course, if you like your tea strong, you can steep it longer. Now, hold your cup and enjoy your perfect cup of tea!