Pan-Fried Darjeeling

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  • “got this tea today as a sample from pekko teas, didnt even know it was coming so a pleasant suprise i guess. upon opening, this package is pretty, its wrapped in a colored light paper(???) inside...” Read full tasting note

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Country of Origin: India
Region: Darjeeling
Grade: TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe #1)
Altitude: 3000 – 4600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Pan Fired Orthodox Green Tea
Cup Characteristics: Tending delicate, light liquoring with notes of muscatel, pungent (full body- typical of 2nd flush)
Infusion: Tending bright, green, typical infusion of a well made green tea
Ingredients: Premium green tea.

In the production of green tea the new leaves are hand plucked and immediately taken to the factory where they are slowly
withered to reduce their water content. The leaves are not allowed to ferment and immediately go to the rolling process where
the shape of the leaf is achieved. Following this they are pan fired which locks in the flavor. You can see that these teas are
machined rolled since the leaf appearance is somewhat mixed and the final product has not been hand sorted (which would
result in whole leaf and buds appearing). The pan-fired tea has more body than the steamed green Darjeeling because during
the rolling stage a small amount of fermentation does occur – hence the slightly extra body.
Nagri Farm is a tea estate in the Darjeeling region. Prior to the 1800’s Nagri Farm, due to its prominent location where it has a
commanding view of the surrounding plains, was a fortified (fort) location with a local garrison. There were occasional
skirmishes between local tribes people and ‘outsiders’ from Nepal, Tibet and warring Maharajahs. Later the fort became a
dairy farm using the old fort buildings. In the 1880’s use of the farm changed when tea was planted – hence the name of the

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got this tea today as a sample from pekko teas, didnt even know it was coming so a pleasant suprise i guess. upon opening, this package is pretty, its wrapped in a colored light paper(???) inside is a tall thin golden package with the company name/logo + tea name. one negative i would note is that although the bag had a golden twist tie like peice wrapped around the top, it was not sealed(probably not ideal for longevity) but it is a sampler so not a huge strike unless you plan to keep it sitting around a long time before trying it.

since this was sent to me as a free sample i felt i should add this tea to the site, and ill try to give a brief impression in-spite of not really liking green teas >.<

the tea itself comes out yellow/light brown liquor, smells of a very subtle green. the leaves look black in the bag but are actually more darkgreen/brownish. smells kind of like … maybe a ladies arts and crafts store??? kind of like a florally/minty scent.

the tea tastes green in a very subtle way, slight mintyness to it. the consistency is thin but smooth maybe what some would call a bit buttery?
aside from that im pretty sure i brewed it incorrectly :( there where no dirrections on bag and i didnt see it under “Black” on the pekko site, was under the impression darjeelings where black. so the water was probably a bit too hot and the tea had a slight bitterness/astringency to it… kind of like a straight alchohol but very subtle (probably due to my error)

all of that said i will not rate this tea because of my personal bias against green teas… which i hate… this tea was subtle enough, i had no problem finishing the cup.

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