Darjeeling Mim Estate

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  • Mim Estate is in the Darjeeling region of northern India. The genus of the Darjeeling tea bush is the Chinese Jat which gives it the distinctive muscatel character. This is a high mountain grown tea (> 6,800 feet) so the air is relatively cool making the plants grow slowly.  The cooler air limits yield but dramatically improves quality.  Quality peaks during the "second flush," which begins at the end of May and runs through the end of June.  During this time Darjeeling's are incomparable to any other tea in the world.  Due to the superb taste and limited production, "second flush" Darjeeling's are often more expensive.  Independent studies have shown this tea contains an abundance of polyphenols with concentrations of 13% by dry weight.  Mim Estate black tea has higher antioxidants than most green teas.  Finally a black tea with all the benefits of a green tea!

  • Origin:  Darjeeling India

    Grade:  TGFOP1 ( Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe #1)

    Altitude: 3500 - 7000 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Orthodox (Traditional Leafy)

    Characteristics: Good body with a classic muscatel character. This quality is only available during June when the 2nd flush growing season is at its peak

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.

  • Caffeine Level ~ MEDIUM


Collections: Black Tea Collection

Category: Black Tea Collection, India,

Type: Black Tea

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