In our own ode to Holi, we have put together three of our much loved Indian teas to create a NEW Indian tea taster kit, a delicious seasonal selection, perfect for the spring and summer months.
The first offering from our Indian Tea Taster Kit is Meghalaya Lakyrsiew. This deep, rich and decadent tea is perfect for after dinner or a dessert substitution.
The Indian province of Meghalaya lies between Darjeeling and Assam and has only recently been cultivated. Lakyrsiew estate is set in rolling hills between 3,300 and 4,500 feet above sea level.
Lakyrsiew means ‘the awakening’. This amazing black tea shares characteristics with Darjeeling being prepared in a similar fashion using plants of the same variety. The care and attention taken during manufacture is of the highest order and organic cultivation ensures a rich diverse soil quality.
The leaves are large and twisted, slowly unwinding during infusion to release the unique and complex flavours.
Since Holi is a celebration of Spring, we have chosen our very unique Peach Tea. This tea is sweet and refreshing, reminiscent of summer days.
A mixture of large leaf Indian and China white tea, our Peach Tea is juicy and delicious, with peach pieces and sunflower petals. It can be enjoyed brewed hot as well as iced so is a perfect option for the warmer months.
Having tried this tea for the first time recently, I was totally blown away. Personally, I am not a huge fan of peaches or peach flavours so this tea would never have been my first choice. However, when I was offered a cup by David Higgins, I was shocked. It is now right there at the top of my favourite Higgins tea list. I shouldn't be too shocked however, I haven't had a Higgins tea I haven't liked.
And of course, no Indian Tea selection would be complete without Darjeeling. For this taster kit, we have chosen Darjeeling Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. Known as the champagne of teas, this is the finest grade of tea from Darjeeling. Masterfully cultivated in challenging conditions from Himalayan tea bushes and the resulting quality is outstanding. The tea delivers a rich cup with a delightful and prized muscatel aroma.
I hope you enjoy this trio of rather wonderful teas and let's all celebrate ‘New Beginnings’ together.
Ann Louise Roswald