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Darjeeling Autumn Exotica

5.83 8 cups
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A fine semi-oxidised batch of Darjeeling Autumn flush black from the Mirik Valley in Darjeeling, organically grown at 5000 ft. When infused it produces a light coppery medium bodied liquor with medium astringency and notes of wild flowers and a chocolatey nose. The infused leaves emit an aroma of cocoa with a complex mix of vegetal notes with a fruity finish. This is one of the smoothest Autumn tea from Darjeeling with mellow notes and smooth finish.
Product Title: Darjeeling Autumn Exotica
Tea Type: black tea
Caffeine: HIGH
Flush/Season: AUTUMN FLUSH
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  • Wilfred Grey
    22 April, 20170 replies

    This tea feels so gentle on your palate with a slight astringency and a floral finish. Thank you The Tea Leaf Theory for introducing me to these great teas.

  • Mathew Watson
    08 April, 20170 replies

    Loved the tender flowery notes of this autumnal classic mixed with some muscatel finish. I admire tea from the small farmers.

About the Mirik Valley, Darjeeling

Mirik Valley, a small paradise in the heart of the Himalayan tea growing region called Darjeeling is home to some of the most renowned tea gardens from the colonial era. Over the years Darjeeling has seen a rise in the cultivation of teas by the small farmers in the areas adjacent to some of the biggest tea gardens, which has also helped the big players to increase their production by buying the green leaves from these farmers. However the prices of the green leaves are always regulated and fixed by the buyer i.e the tea factories and the sellers hardly had any authority to do the same. This led to the formation of a society in Mirik for the small farmers and by the small farmers to produce their own produce from their own factory. The society at present has more than 165 member tea growers from Mirik and Pokhriabong- Nagri region. All the farmers from the region planted and grown the teas organically owing to the high prices of the chemicals and hence was dependent more on the organic traditional methods. However they are not certified organic tea growers owing to the high cost involved in the certification process.The society also holds occasional workshops and trainings to impart more knowledge on tea cultivation.