DJ2/2021 - Récolte de Printemps
This garden, one of the oldest in Darjeeling, was created the same year as Mariage Frères in 1854. The tea plants, lovingly pampered for over 160 years, still produce one of the best crus of Darjeeling. With its 176 hectares at 2,100m in altitude, where the slopes of the Himalayas wind their way between India, Nepal and Bhutan, this is the closest garden to Darjeeling Town.
Whole, rolled and twisted young leaves undulate in elegance under a spring tint of green malachite and golden teak wood.
Sweet notes of fresh apricot and green plum dance majestically with an airy note of sandalwood.
Clear and brilliant, in a cheerful and luminous golden tone, the cup overflows with a fruity bouquet of nashi pear and banana blossom. A long and persistent note of green almond takes hold of the liquor, bringing it liveliness and freshness.
The taste of a happy spring.
1 - place 15g of tea in 1 litre of spring water; keep in the fridge for about 12 hours.
2 - filter out the leaves then let the liqueur come to room temperature.
3 - best served in a large balloon glass, filled up to a third.
"Cold brew", a slow infusion in cold water, results in a further exploration of the infinite aromatic palette of this grand cru. The cold allows new fragrances to express themselves in a dazzling and totally intoxicating way.