FTGFOP1 DJ7 - Jardin Premier*
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At the heart of the lush valley of Mirik unfurl the tea plants of Turzum (in Tibetan ‘agora’ or ’the market square’) garden, planted in 1863. Each year, this gem of AOP Darjeeling produces extraordinary teas whose best leaves are worked specially for Mariage Frères according to the demanding principles of The French Art of Tea. Raised in a cool, misty climate with abundant rainfall, the youngest leaves and their first buds are harvested by hand and benefit from all the richness of this exceptional Terroir.
The long leaves take on the appearance of beautiful, elegant curlicues, full of grace. Their dominant tone of redwood glazed with platinum powder shimmers with dazzling nuances of malachite and sapphire.
They express a harmonious bouquet in which captivating scents of fern accompany heady notes of orange blossom.
The brilliant liquor ennobles the cup with precious tones of antique gold leaf. A round and suave texture unleashes beautifully fruity bursts of nashi pear drizzled with orange blossom honey, attuned to a fleeting, floral score of white lilac and magnolia.
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.