PAN FIRED DARJEELING GREEN TEA - NAGRI FARM - 2nd flush
(India Green Tea)
Country of Origin: India
Grade: TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe #1)
Manufacture Type: Pan Fired Orthodox Green Tea
Cup Characteristics: Tending delicate, light liquoring with notes of muscatel, pungent (full body- typical of 2nd flush)
Infusion: Tending bright, green, typical infusion of a well made green tea
Ingredients: Premium green tea.
In the production of green tea the new leaves are hand plucked and immediately taken to the factory where they are slowly withered to reduce their water content. The leaves are not allowed to ferment and immediately go to the rolling process where the shape of the leaf is achieved. Following this they are pan fired which locks in the flavor. You can see that these teas are machined rolled since the leaf appearance is somewhat mixed and the final product has not been hand sorted (which would result in whole leaf and buds appearing). The pan-fired tea has more body than the steamed green Darjeeling because during the rolling stage a small amount of fermentation does occur - hence the slightly extra body.
Nagri Farm is a tea estate in the Darjeeling region. Prior to the 1800's Nagri Farm, due to its prominent location where it has a commanding view of the surrounding plains, was a fortified (fort) location with a local garrison. There were occasional skirmishes between local tribes people and outsiders from Nepal, Tibet and warring Maharajahs.