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.
Oolong Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 180° for 3 minutes.