A sweet second flush black tea picked in the summer from a high altitude garden in Darjeeling, the pinnacle of Indian tea. This tea is esteemed for its muscatel fruitiness, a flavor rarely found in teas and typically reserved for wines. As a taster in Calcutta once told me, "You can plant this tea bush anywhere, but only in Darjeeling will it taste like magic."
Gophaldara Estate, Darjeeling, India
8-12 oz water, 2-3 minutes
Indian teas are rarely drank using the Chinese method. Experiment!