Darjeeling Okayti First Flush

Darjeeling Okayti First Flush 2016

4.71 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

£12.88£47.50

  • Darjeeling Okayti First Flush 2016: Light and fresh.
  • Originally known as Rangdoo Estate was established in 1888 in the Mirik valley.
  • This acclaimed, high altitude garden is positioned at an average elevation of 4800 feet.
  • Notably tippy having a distinctly green leaf with a fresh, highly floral aroma.
  • This 2016 picking produces a satisfyingly light, bright cup with a fresh muscatel character.
  • Surprisingly smooth and well rounded for a first flush.
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Product Description

Darjeeling Okayti First Flush 2016: Light and fresh

Okayti, originally known as Rangdoo Estate was established in 1888 in the Mirik valley near the Nepalese border. This acclaimed, high altitude garden is positioned at an average elevation of 4800 feet. Darjeeling Okayti First Flush is notably tippy having a distinctly green leaf with a fresh, highly floral aroma. This 2016 picking produces a satisfyingly light, bright cup with a fresh muscatel character which is surprisingly smooth and well rounded for a first flush. Lovely. Infuse for four minutes.

Tea from Grey’s Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

Darjeeling Okayti First Flush has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional Information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 250 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

7 reviews for Darjeeling Okayti First Flush 2016

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Product: a pleasing and enjoyable brew, give it a good long time to develop its full flavour
    Service: Excellent product with rapid service. What more could I ask

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Product: Produced an extremely cloudy infusion and a dreadful aroma and taste.
    Service: Good quick service, but teas are of very poor quality compared with one bought previously from this company.
    Vendor response: I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with this tea. We stock it because of its quality and I have recently tasted this tea and decided to add it to our catalogue. I am concerned as to how the tea was prepared. It needs infusing for no more than three minutes with fresh, boiled water that has cooled for a couple of minutes.

    Richard Grey

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Product: More than the sum of its parts. Pure pleasure. Slightly extravagant, in a good way.
    Service: Excellent tea, excellent company, excellent customer service.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Product:
    Service: Easy to order and arrived when it was supposed to.

  5. 4 out of 5

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    Product: good value and crisp taste
    Service: Teas came quickly from order liked tin but not sure about other packaging which may not keep fresh over time
    Vendor response: The packaging is purpose-designed for tea being triple-laminated paper, foil and cellophane with a re-sealable closure. Tin caddies are best for teas consumed in greater quantities as surplus air cannot be removed. They are however attractive, convenient and do keep the tea fresh for a reasonable period.

    This 1st Flush tea from Nepal is imported to assured quality standards unlike many teas bought locally, should you have travelled to Nepal. Tea is cheaper when purchased in country of origin.

    Richard Grey

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Product:
    Service: Informative website, great selection of teas and efficient service.

  7. 4 out of 5

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    Product: pleasant delicate tea
    Service: Always rapid and efficient service

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