Estate: Rohini Tea Estate
Cultivar: Old high-quality bushes
Elevation: 2000 – 3500 Ft
Temperature during manufacturing: 10°C-18°C has been manufactured
Tea Type: Darjeeling Black Tea
Flush season: Second Flush
Invoice No.: RT-69/23
Time of harvest: May 2023
Type of plucking: 100% fine leaf mostly comprising of two leave and a bud
Grade: FTGFOP1 Woody Muscatel
Specialty: It’s a tippy tea made from more than 130 years old high-quality bushes planted by the British at 3500 FT.
Oxidation: Highly oxidized before rolling
Rohini (RTE-69) Summer Woody Muscatel – Second Flush 2023 – Royal Series
Retail price: $58.58 / 300 gms combo 3 paper boxes
This is a limited-edition Darjeeling second flush black tea produced from the most delicate leaves and buds of Rohini Tea Estate. It is a tippy tea made from high-quality bushes planted by the British more than 130 years ago. This tea comes from the mineral-rich Kurseong Valley, known to produce some of the best muscatel teas in Darjeeling.
Long hours of experimentation have resulted in this tea which is made in a red oolong style. It is highly oxidized before rolling. As a result, this tea has a woody, nutty, and fruity muscatel flavor, which gives the tea a very clean cup and allows us to keep it a whole leaf. It brews into a well-layered rich orange liquor.
This tea has a grippy wine character that grabs you by the mouth. It has a prominent stone and mineral texture to it. You can feel a tactile sensation imparted that can be found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. The tea is exceptionally well balanced, complex, and has a layered flavor structure and a prominent aftertaste. The aftertaste is long-lasting and captivating. It relaxes the body and mind and is one of the best muscatel teas in Darjeeling.