This high-altitude black tea comes from the prestigious Guranse garden, in Nepal (1200-2200m altitude). It is a close cousin of Darjeeling teas, thanks to a similar terroir. This summer harvest wonderfully combines malty and floral notes in a magnificent roundness. Grand cru of controlled organic natural production.
The grade STGFOP1 (for Special Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe of 1st quality) designates a tea of the best quality composed of terminal buds of the tea plant in whole leaves (Pekoe, from the Chinese dialect of Xiamen “pek-ho” meaning “white flowers”, in reference to the silky white of the buds) and whole buds which become golden after fermentation (Golden Tippies). Orange means "royal", named after the Dutch Oranje Nassau dynasty, and denotes an imperial quality picking.
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