Organic Chamong First Flush Darjeeling Green Tea
- 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
- 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
- 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
- 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
- 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
First flush Darjeeling teas are unique in character and delicate in flavor. Organic Chamong First Flush Darjeeling is simply one of the best. Leaves are hand-picked and grown at elevations ranging from 3700 ft to over 6000 ft. The leaves are a beautiful wiry green with flecks of silvery tips. It has an exquisite bouquet, and the taste is fresh and flavorful with lively muscatel, floral, and citrus notes. One sip and you'll fall in love.
Organic green tea
1-3 minutes at 170-190 degrees Fahrenheit
Country of Origin
Cups to Grams
- Variant: 100 g loose
- SKU: 153321
The original inhabitants of the Darjeeling region were called the Lepcha, who converted to Buddhism many centuries ago. Lepcha Buddhist monks have for centuries found this area a spiritual haven, conducive to prayer, meditation, and heavenly contemplation. In the summer months, little whistling birds the Lepchas called “Chamoo” gather here, monk-like in their quest for tranquility and harmony.
It is said that there was a pond in the Chamong tea estate. The clear, sweet waters of this pond provided drinking water to the estate’s residents. Sometimes, leaves and twigs fell into the water, making it dirty. The Chamoo birds would help clean the pond by taking away the leaves and twigs for their nests and the estate took its name from these birds.
Chamong, became a tea plantation as early as 1871. Stretching over 332 hectares of land, Chamong is set into the side of a hill and its altitude ranges from 1150 meters to 1850 meters above sea level. Only about 132 hectares of this space is given to tea plantation, while a small area holds a tea factory and a village for the estate employees.
Most of the property is forest-land filled with a great variety of flora and fauna. The incredible splendor of this area has to be seen to be believed. As you walk through the tall, deciduous forest, liquid gold pours from the sun in streams from the broad, mystery-green Sal leaves as carefree monkey-families frolic in the dappled sun-spotted undergrowth of ferns and shrubs.
Chamong consists of over 90% chinery bushes thereby producing some of the finest teas in the region. Chinery bushes have small leaves that produce a finer quality two leaves and a bud, thereby imparting more flavor to the final product. These bushes were originally imported from China, and due to soil and climatic conditions, they produce a much flavorful Darjeeling tea and are considered the best.
Note: Stash Tea is certified organic by Quality Assurance International. QAI is a professional organic certification service that is internationally recognized. QAI's program is designed to certify every step of the organic chain - from the land on which the product is grown, to the growers, to the post harvest facilities and the final processing and handling facilities. Such diligence provides assurance that the end product is indeed organic and that it complies with state, provincial, national and international organic standards. Products which carry the QAI certification seal convey the confidence of an unbroken "chain of custody" that all materials and processes have been individually certified as organic.
I love the fragrance and the taste of the tea! Stash quality is always excellent. Good job, Stash!!
light but satisfying green tea
I have been drinking this tea for 20 years and it never disappoints!!
It is my favorite tea
This is a great cup of tea, hot or iced!
I especially love the loose tea and that it has a great classic green tea flavor.
I'll add a drizzle of my own honey and if I'm a little under the weather I'll mix fresh ginger in too!