Spring Harvest | ‘Queens Blend’ | Lighter European Style | Superb & bright Whole Leaf Tea.
This Whole Leaf Tea is a fresh First Flush (March/April harvest) Darjeeling crop. A Tea Station ‘Queens Blend’ with a full bouquet to be enjoyed in the mornings and afternoons. The Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe contains only ‘First Grade Leaves’ and Silver Tips to create its flavorful excellence. The infusion time should not exceed 5 Minutes!
First Flush Darjeeling leaves are usually served without milk but can take sweetener like Rock Candy Crystals or our popular Oregon Tea Honeys # 88005.
Referred to as the ‘Champagne of Teas’, Darjeeling crops are among the finest and most delicious available worldwide, harvested at about 6.000 feet above sea level in Darjeeling’s 100 Tea Gardens.
Theine (caffeine) content: Medium | Gift Tin Packaging
Suggested Water Temperature: 195 F – Suggested Infusion Time: 5 Minutes.
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Let it cool down for a minute. Warm up your tea pot by rinsing it with hot water. Fill one teaspoon per 6 oz cup of this Black Tea into the preheated tea pot or preferred cup. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse up to 5 Minutes and serve. Remove infuser or pour your tea into another tea-pot or thermos carafe. Using an infuser or ‘Permanent Tea Filter’ for your cup or pot makes it easy to separate the leaves from the beverage after steeping.
Culinary notes: Because of its fresh and light-green character this Black Tea is offered as a choice with milder foods, vegetarian, macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits, light cheese selections. Suitable as afternoon and High Tea choice.
Tea Station & Tea Fountain Custom Designer Blend. Mature Estate Quality.
We started creating client and custom blends like this one under our European TEA STATION label in 1975. Since 1997 our traditional tea blend designs and tisanes are also known and sold in the United States. For over 40 years the Top Quality and reasonable pricing of our special creations make them very popular selections for tea connoisseurs and clients in the Culinary Industry.
To see and explore the complete range of DARJEELING teas and blends that we carry please click here.
First Flush: First major harvest period / February through June / The first period when the tea leaves after plucking are flushed out onto screens to be processed. First flush teas are usually semi-fermented and carry a green tea character.