Dimbula Pekoe - Kirkoswald Estate

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One of the great tea estates in the Dimbula region Kirkoswald is a modern showpiece of an estate with an extensively developed Factory with state of the art technology and management adding high value to its end products. This is a full-bodied tea with lovely flavour. The cup is coppery bright with golden notes. Kirkoswald is among a cluster of world famous tea plantations situated well around the upper range of high grown elevation. Waterfalls with their rugged background of rock with tea gardens at various elevations towering above them provide an enchanting view. During the dry season the atmosphere becomes crisp and refreshing and tea produced during this time of the year gives a bright flavoury cup best taken with milk at breakfast time. During the first quarter of the year buyers battle each other with airmail inquiries and often the instructions are ‘buy at best’. You have to savor the teas to know the difference. Kirkoswald is a modern showpiece of an estate with an extensively developed Factory with state of the art technology and management adding high value to its end products. Kirkoswald is well sheltered from the harsh treatment of the monsoon winds. To the South is the peak wilderness sanctuary one of the perennial forests of the country that provides a heaven for a wide variety of fauna and flora. More to the east is Horton Plains where some of the most renowned attractions such as Andersons Lodge Baker's Waterfall and World's End are located. To the northwest is the famous Adam's Peak referred to by the locals as "Sri Pada"(the Sacred Footprint of Buddha).

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Flowery consists of large leaves, typically plucked in the second or third flush with an abundance of tips. Golden flowery includes very young tips or buds (usually golden in colour) that were picked early in the season. Tippy includes an abundance of tips. for more information about tea classification / grading -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading 

Grade

Description
OP
Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
OP1
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
OPA
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
OPS
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
FOP
Flowery Orange Pekoe
High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China.
FOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
GFOP
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
TGFOP
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
TGFOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
FTGFOP[a]
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
FTGFOP1
STGFOP
SFTGFOP
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification.

Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins

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