SFTGFOP1 DJ7/18 - Jardin Premier*
Darjeeling First Flush
This garden is situated at the summit of the Blue Mountain near Darjeeling Town, one of the historic stations of the famous « Toy Train » inaugurated in the 19th century. From these lands grow exclusive and unique crus, counted among the best in the world, in the heart of the Himalayas amidst the lush forests of rare, precious trees. On preserved land and surrounded by orange groves, these century-old tea plants deliver the magical harvests sought after by afficionados of prestigious First Flush Darjeeling teas.
The young, handsome, jade green leaves scattered with sublime silver tips deliver a gourmet score of roasted apricot and almond.
Linden green speckled with brown, the leaves develop beautifully sunny citrus fragrances blended with a delightful air of violet candy.
Imperial topaz. The luminous liquor reveals a rich bouquet of endless nuances evoking juicy starfruit and green mango spliced with exquisitely decadent white nougat. A quintessentially spring inspired finale of airy white flowers blooms in the cup.
- Issued from a garden respecting organic and biodynamic principles -
Ambootia (which means « Land of the mango trees ») is one of the most famous gardens of Darjeeling in the foothills of the Himalayas. For over twenty years, this majestic plantation has been cultivated in complete harmony with this exceptional Terroir according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, methods which have contributed to the fame of this prestigious appellation.
Dried leaves : The young imperial-green leaves and their downy buds are rich with notes of hazelnut and candied fruits.
Infused leaves : Draped in jade and amber, they unleash a flowery-fruity perfume of ripened starfruit blended with precious incense.
Liquor : The liquor shimmers with a thousand nuances of gold and ochre, resonating with gourmet fragrances evoking candied apricot and roasted macadamia nuts. It’s an ode to spring in full bloom: the heady aroma of hyacinth and lilac floods the cup with the powerful scent of their pearly flowers while an umami flavour rich with rare intonations of vanilla and blood peach caresses the palate.
Excellence in its purest state.