Goomtee Classic Autumn Flush 2016, Goomtee Tea Estate, Kurseong Valley, Darjeeling, India – FTGFOP 1
Classic Autumn Flush 2016 – FTGFOP 1 , Goomtee Tea Estate, Kurseong Valley, Darjeeling, India
Goomtee Tea Estate – The Tea Garden
Goomtee Tea Estate, located in Darjeeling’s Kurseong Valley (= “land of orchids”), covers an area of 300 ha land, spreading across altitudes between 1000 and 2000 meters. It is embedded in one of the most pictoresque landscapes of Darjeeling. Also, Kurseong Valley has a reptution for producing Darjeeling’s very finest teas. Other tea gardens of the same region are Jungpana, bordering Goomtee in the east, and the Makaibari and Castleton tea estates in the west. All 3 tea gardens share a worldwide reputation for best in class Darjeeling teas. Further, the region’s climate is characterized by comparably cool temperatures, moderate rainfalls and the constant shift between fog and sunshine. This way, Goomtee tea garden benefits of conditions that just couldn’t be more ideal for tea cultivation. As a result, the Goomtee’s seasonal pickings regularly are among the most aromatic teas of India.
Goomtee Tea Estate – Social & Environment
Initially, the tea garden had been planted with China varieties back in 1899 by the British pioneer Henry Lennox. After several changes of proprietors, it became property of the Kejriwal family in 1959 and has since been under the competent management of Mister Mahabir Prasad. Mister Prasad runs Goomtee Tea Estate as a family venture, in which the 4th generation is just about getting ready to take over.
Several waterfalls und and gorgeously landscaped flower garden, as well as the estate’s old mansion are integral parts of the tea garden.
Goomtee Tee-Estate – Tradition and Modernity
During the past 4 decades, plantation and tea factory have been subject to comprehensive modernization. At this, the present co-manager, Mr. Ashok Kumar, particularly focuses on nurturing a novel harmony between traditional Darjeeling tea-making art and state of the art processing technology. Goomtee Tea Garden virtually serves as role model regarding information and transparency of products and processes. From the picking of the tea leaf, across the whole processing chain, to packaging and dispatch, all data of a tea are meticulously documented and passed on. This way, the tea lover at the end of the chain gets to learn all important information about their tea, starting from the cultivar used to picking standard and season up to the applicable patch of the tea garden, it’s altitude and climate conditions, plus all relevant processing parameters.
The autumn flushes, also called “autumnals”, today ever mor often are referred to as the “lost treasure of Darjeeling”. But, actually, why “lost”? Well, if it comes to tea from Darjeeling (or Assam, for that matter), it used to be all about first and second Flushes, i.e. the teas from the first and second spring harvest seasons. Later summer pickings, on the other hand – and even more the autumn flushes – used to wear a perceived labeling of low quality. Especially those “autumnals”, however, do not deserve this reputation in any way. Who doesn’t know this, hasn’t tried! And our Makaibari Autumn Vintage 2016 has all it takes to convince any friend of black teas of the contrary.
Goomtee Classic Autumn Flush FTGFOP 1
It might not sound all too promising, when it’s said that the plants are exhausted, “tired” in autumn. But exactly this is wherein the autumnals’ unique potential and appeal lies. A veil of sweet mildness enwraps the teas of the autumn pickings like a pastel-amber-colored robe. New facettes come to surface, so far in the year overlayered by the sharper spices of spring and summer. The most astonishing and particularly individual thing with our Goomtee Classic Autumn Flush 2016, though, is the bridge it builds back to the first spring picking. So, despite the progressed season, this autumn flush still has much of the first flush’s floweryness – and just as much of the second flush’s spicyness. Andit unites these two elements with the characteristics of the autumn flush in a unique way. The result is a completely new, surprisingly multifacetted harmony of tastes that is unparalleled among this year’s autumnals.
Autumnals at Siam Tea Shop
As of 2016, the autumn flushes – with the Goomtee Classic Autumn Flush FTGFOP 1 being a strong establishment among them – have become a permanent institution with us. And this not only in the shop, but also – and in particular – in our cups. As unbelievable this might sound, these teas ARE a reason to look forward to autumn! That is to say the multifacetted gentleness and the comparably low caffeine content of the autumnals really get the very best out of long autumn and winter nights. From the pickings of altogether 12 Estates in Assam und Darjeeling, we have selected the most convincing Autumn Flushes 2016. And believe me, this has been a hard choice indeed! Let now me convince you, and try our autumnals now!
Pour water of a temperature of 90°C-100°C over 4g Goomtee Classic Autumn Flush FTGFOP 1 and let infuse for 3 minutes. A just as wonderful second infusion is produced in another 5 minutes go of the leaf material.
For the First Flush (first spring picking) tea of Goomtee Tea Estate, check the following link:
Try more “Autumnals” from Assam and Darjeeling at Siam Tea Shop: