Darjeeling Ambootia Estate 1st Flush SFTGFOP1 Organic

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Flowery-grassy with as full body and finely balanced.

Leaves a slightly spicy impression with a little tartiness. After the establishment of the garden in 1861 Ambootia developed into the following decades to a firm size in Darjeeling.In 1987 after the takeover and reorganization as well as modernization by the present owner the jump to a garden of the first category in which tea from organic cultivation has been cultivated for over 20 years.The base area of ??the Ambootia Tea Estates covers nearly 1 000 hectares of which more than 350 hectares are under tea.Ambootia means in the sense of the word place of the mango trees .Facetted spring plucking already flowery-grassy with a truly balanced full body.

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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 


Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
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.
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
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