Darjeeling ‘Makaibari’ SFTGFOP1 Black 100g


Darjeeling ‘Makaibari’ is a fresh black tea from northern India from the oldest tea garden that operates according to bio-dynamic principles.

In the Darjeeling Makaibari (“Cornfield”) estate, the tea fields of then owner Rajah Banerjee became fully bio-dynamic in 1991, making him the first in the world to produce tea according to those principles. In this garden, the fourth generation of tea pickers not only works to produce the best quality tea, but is also committed to helping local people. Makaibari contributes to training, computers and provides microcredit. Makaibari was first tea factory started by an Indian person in 1859.

  • Altitude: 1500 m above sea level
  • Origin: Makaibari Tea Estate, Kurseong, Darjeeling, India
  • Harvest: ‘second flush’, May-July

Darjeeling Makaibari tea

Flavour description

Darjeeling Makaibari tastes sweet and fresh, typical of black teas from Darjeeling, and has a slight astringent aftertaste. The tea turns golden in the cup tastes floral when it cools. Incidentally, this tea is also excellent cold brewed in a Hario Filter In Bottle. In that case, use the ratio: 1 tablespoon per bottle and serve chilled in a wine glass.

Packed per 100 grams as loose tea. The tea bears the quality label SFTGFOP1 (Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, 1st grade).

steep time: 3-5 min. – water temperature: 95ºC – 1 teaspoon per cup

Darjeeling Makaibari cup

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