Organic Darjeeling Seeyok Dj-10 Tea
Country of Origin: India.
Region: Darjeeling bordering India and Nepal.
Grade: FTGFOP (Finest Tippy Golden Flavoury Orange Pekoe).
Altitude: 3600 to 5900 feet above sea level.
Manufacture type: Hand sorted Orthodox tea.
Infusion: Bright and golden coppery color.
Ingredients: Beautiful and delicious handmade luxury black tea.
Hot tea-brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1tsp of tea for each cup into teapot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3 - 4 minutes. Acceptable to consume 'straight up'.
Again early planting from the late 1800s. Seeyok in the Mirik Valley to the South West were one of the first gardens to go organic and then Bio-Dynamic. They are another garden that use Bio-dynamic practice but do not pay the certification.
They have been fairly successful with white teas and wulongs but focus more on black. A typical Seeyok First Flush neat greenish dry leaf with a light, bright, lively liquor, amber cup light herbal edge and lingering floral aftertaste.
Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Unfortunately the yield per acre is lower and quite often quality can suffer compared to when fertilizers and others inputs are utilized. Nevertheless with good manufacturing techniques the cup characteristics can be maintained at a very high level - such is the case with this tea.
The unmatched flavour of Darjeeling Tea is not its only attraction.
The health-giving properties of tea have been written about for centuries. A Materia Medica of the 1st Century AD period attributed eighteen therapeutic properties to tea:
• Refreshing effect
• Relaxation of nerves
• Brightening of eyes
• Combating alcoholism
• Reduction of obesity
• Cleansing the blood of heat and impurities
• Quenching thirst
• Treatment of abscesses
• Elimination of phlegm
• Curing dysentery
• Stimulating digestion
• Cleansing the bowels
• Giving energy
• Strengthening teeth