Twinings is delighted to present a First Picked, First Flush Darjeeling teas from the Upper Namring tea gardens. Slow grown on uniquely high elevations and produced with skill and care that makes these teas truly beautiful.
A Very attractive leaf, that has abundant silver tip content
This Orthodox Namring produces a medium orange infusion that has a light appearance and intensity and whose flavours begin with only gentle head notes of muscatel, indentifying it easy as a spring tea. The body notes soon appear giving way to a delicate fruity / fresh fruit taste with peachy character that tails with a gentle sweetness, making it an easy drinker that you will continually come back for. Most probably a tea you would usually take with milk or sugar with – simply great on its own
The light fruit tones make this a great tea to enjoy with soft gentle cheeses as both have a fruity creamy quality. However this tea will mix well with gentle almond and ham flavours so would be ideal for a summer picnic. Yet, so superb is it quality it is simply great taken on its own.
- What is a First Flush
- Location Chamong
- A Special Tea
- The Twinings Lyon
To classify, and categorise Darjeeling tea a system known as flush’s exist. A flush is indicative of when the tea was plucked within the harvest season.
First Flush is generally plucked late February to mid April and are known as spring time teas they are light liquoring and bright, fresh and foral. Extremely aromatic.
The arrival of these spring teas is world famous event around the world
Nestled in the Rong Bong Valley of Darjeeling is the Chamong tea estate established in 1871 by tea seeds that were originally imported to Darjeeling by Robert Fortune.
Full commercial cultivation and production in Chamong was started in 1871 planting those very first seeds originally imported by Robert Fortune. This Garden is well noted for the superb teas it produces and to date has won numerous awards for its tea. The Darjeeling region is situated within the panorama of the mountain Kanchenjunga, and its national park which both yield spectacular and breath taking beauty for many visitors
Darjeeling is a town and district lying in the Shiwalik Hills in the Southern Himalayas, within the Indian state of West Bengal, lying approximately 6000 feet above sea level.
The sheer complexity of classification of Darjeeling tea has made it extremely fashionable and Sought after across the world. It’s worth remembering that the Darjeeling region is comparatively small when compared to other tea producing areas and with annual production of only 10,000 tonnes. Because of its complexity and small supply the tea demands a high price.
Thomas Twining and his son introduced the golden lion in 1727 as a the symbol of quality as the Laws against the adulteration of Tea came in.
The lion was printed on tea sacks and hung over the door of the shop symbolic of trust in the products on sale.
This year to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubliee we have re-introduced the Twinings Golden Lyon as a quality symbol for our best loose leaf teas