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Ambootia/Darjeeling/India

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AMBOOTIA/DARJEELING/INDIA

CAMELLIA SINENSIS
BLACK TEA – चाय / FIRST FLUSH
FTGFOP1 – FINEST TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE 1

DARJEELING

DARJEELING is one of the most prestigious teas worldwide – common known as 'The Champagne of Teas'

The region around the Indian city of Darjeeling is the center of Bengali tea culture and was the starting point of the caravan route to Tibet.

Tea cultivation in Bengal Darjeeling dates back to the Eng- lishman Arthur Campbell (1805- 1874). Campbell was transferred to Darjeeling in 1839 from Kathmandu, Nepal and used seeds (Camellia Sinensis) stolen from the Kumaun region in China to begin experimental tea planting near his residence “Beechwood” in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling – the Darjeeling region is cool and wet, and tucked in the foothills of the Himalayas. Tea plantations reach 2200 metres. The tea is delicately flavoured, and considered to be one of the finest teas in the world. The Darjeeling plantations have 3 distinct harvests, termed 'flushes', and the tea produced from each flush has a unique flavour. First (spring) flush teas are light and aromatic, while the second (summer) flush produces tea with a bit more bite. The third, or autumn flush gives a tea that is lesser in quality.

AMBOOTIA

“Our experience at Ambootia leaves no doubt in our minds about the close association of organic and biodynamic farming, Fair Trade, and social welfare. It has developed a well-integrated, self-sustaining, ecologically balanced and economically viable community.” — Ambootia Tea Garden
At Ambootia, “tea is a way of nature.” This Darjeeling garden, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, enjoys a unique combination of climate and elevation that give its teas a distinct character. Ambootia was among the first tea gardens established by the British in the mid-nineteenth century and became Fair Trade certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) in 1994.
With a strong resolve to work with and not against nature, Ambootia transitioned to 100% organic and biodynamic production in 1992. Organic cultivation not only contributes to environmental sustainability and the growth of hearty tea bushes, but also creates a healthier environment for workers. An increased number of cows, used to create
natural fertilizer, allows workers to receive a regular supply of milk. In addition, biodynamic farming methods have led to the discontinuation of the use of agro-chemicals and pesticides, ensuring cleaner drinking water and fresher air for Ambootia workers. The Fair Trade price has enabled workers at Ambootia Tea Garden to establish various social and productive program.

Education:
Ambootia has hired additional teachers for the garden’s school, repaired school buildings, and provided scholarships for higher education.

Environment:
In 1968, Ambootia suffered a major landslide that destroyed 300 homes. Now, Ambootia workers have initiated a reforestation program that includes planting 50,000 shade trees per year to reduce soil erosion and keep their villages on solid ground.

Health:
The creation of a garbage collection system has kept the workers' housing clean and healthy.
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DETAILS

Origion: India
Province: Darjeeling
Tea garden: Ambootia
Altitude: height grown / about 1.350m
Plant: Camellia sinensis
Grading: FTGFOP1
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe1
Colour: golden, luminous
Aroma: fruity, floral
Feature: no milk / no or very little sugar or lemon
Preparation: 3/4 tea spoons per pot
Temperature: 100ºC/212ºF / 2min 30sec -3min 30sec

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SIZES: S: 60g / M: 175g

SHIPPING COSTS:

>2kg: 4,10€ Germany/8,90€ EU/15,90€ World (Zone-I)
>5kg: 6,99€ Germany/16,99€ EU(Zone-I)/29,99€ World(Zone-II)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling_tea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_tea_route

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