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Second Flush Darjeeling Tea [Niroulas Tea Cooperative]

Second Flush Darjeeling Tea [Niroulas Tea Cooperative]


Simply put...

Niroulas Second Flush Darjeeling Tea delivers deeper toastier notes than the first flush offering a warming & nourishing cup with the delicate undertones you expect from Darjeeling. 

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In more depth...

Tea Name : Niroulas Second Flush

Tea Maker : Bhawesh Niroula

Origin : Niroulas Cooperative, Chotta Poobong Busty, Near Ghoom, Darjeeling

Size : Personal ancestral plantation area of 25 acres and green tea leaves from 180 small tea growers in and around Darjeeling. The total tea plantation area is 350 acres.

Harvest Time : 1st week June

Cultivar : Mixed Clonal-  ( AV2, P312, Takdah 78 and Gomtee ) and China bushes.

Grade : SFTGFOP1

Plucking standard : 

Processing : Withered, rolled, oxidised and fired.

Experience :  The tea makes a dark amber liquor and delivers a deeper toastier cup - both warming and nourishing.  

Last visited by Comins : July 2018, Michelle Comins

How to prepare tea [Western Style]...

Amount of tea per cup (200 ml): 5g (one tea caddy spoon)

Temperature of water: 95℃ / 185℉ (boil kettle, cool for 20 seconds)

Infusion time: 2-4 minutes (or as desired)

Number of infusions: 1-2

How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar

Tales of the Tea Trade : Niroula's

Michelle : Extract from our our book Tales of the tea trade :  

Bhawesh :The story starts with my father, Bikram, a retired government employee who started planting tea in 1999 as an alternative crop because all the other conventional farming was not successful due to the local wildlife destroying it [...] ‘My father has always talked about helping the poor small tea growers in Darjeeling, so we started thinking about how to make tea farming in our village a viable way of life again. After a year of research and the con dence of a bank in me, we started Darjeeling’s first farming cooperative in 2015 and built our own manufacturing unit to support it. We now collect leaves from neighbouring farmers at a very good price (two to three times the average rate), a model that is encouraging new local plantations. People who may previously have given up on farming and left for more lucrative possibilities in the city are starting to see the opportunities that can come from cultivating tea [...]

Further insight from our time at Niroula's

Michelle : Bhawesh works with around 180 small tea farmers in and around Darjeeling. Their livelihood runs through their factory. Bhawesh explains 'We conduct training sessions on various farming methods and encourage organic farming. We offer them the best and fair price for their produce. '
All farming practices are organic. No inorganic fertilizers used. 'We only use natural organic methods ( cow dung, urine and herbal plants)'
Niroula's Tea Farm had participated in 11th International Famous Tea Appraisal competition in China and was award Gold Medal for their Black Tea in 2016

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