Darjeeling Winter Pandam

Regular price £5.95

Ingredients - Organic Black Tea

Taste - The aroma impresses with a natural orange-citrus note, aromatic and elegant. A tea for the quiet hours of the day

Liquor - Amber

Flush - 1st Flush

Grade -  SFTGFOP1 (Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the SFTGFOP classification.)

About the Estate/Region

Pandam is a recently 'rediscovered' tea garden in the West of Darjeeling. It had all but been forgotten, and has been back in production for a few years. This is a Winter picked Darjeeling.

The beauty of the Pandam tea estate is complemented by the protected forests that surround the garden on its east and west. The striking beauty of the Kanchenjunga range is clearly viewed from this garden. Here the clouds leisurely caress the soft green expanse of the tea bushes, infusing it with the goodness of nature. The tea bushes at Pandam draw in the wealth of cosmic forces to produce teas that carry the freshness of nature in a bright cup with a smooth, sweet flavour.

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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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