Rishi Organic Darjeeling Second Flush Tumsong
Rishi Tea is an independently owned, direct trade importer of organic teas and botanicals.
We have partnered with Rishi tea for several reasons. We admire Rishi Tea’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility in sourcing its tea. Rishi Tea was among the first to earn organic certification under the USDA’s Natural Organic Program in November of 2002. The company’s practice of Direct Trade is not just a romance story or marketing gimmick: it is the very foundation of their quality control program. Rishi Tea staff travel and work hands-on with farmers, allowing the company to verify where, when and how its organic teas are grown and to offer traceability on each lot back to the farm.
Also, the quality of Rishi tea is fantastic. We hope you will agree.
Cultivar: AV2 Clonal
Harvest: June 4-6, 2019
In 2019, Rishi buyers traversed Darjeeling with their partners at Chamong Tea Group during both the first flush and second flush seasons. Set high in the Himalayas, Darjeeling is cherished by connoisseurs for yielding teas of extraordinary aromatic depth. While cultivar selection is a factor, the real complexity of Darjeeling teas is to be explored in the diversity of terrain in the gardens. The range in elevation, the pitch of the slope and the amount of sun exposure lead to distinctive differences in character. Each garden has a signature aroma profile. While the first flush produces greenish-golden teas with a tight structure and floral bouquet, the second flush is treasured for more ripened notes of stone fruits and features a lovely orange-red infusion. In this lot from the Tumsong Garden in the Golden Valley, seek out tasting notes of rich nectarine, Medjool date, wildflower aroma, with a strong yet elegant tannin structure, and a vintage characteristic.
Rich nectarine, Medjool date, wildflower aroma, with a strong yet elegant tannin structure, and a vintage characteristic.
Organic black tea.