2022 Harvest is now sold out due to the low production levels since restarting after the pandemic. The next shipment is expected to arrive in April/May of 2023. We can't wait!
After the liberalization of the tea plantation laws in Darjeeling in the 90s, regular citizens were finally allowed to plant tea seeds and establish farms to make money. It has been a difficult venture for the last twenty years since local farmers don't have the resources to sell their products directly to consumers and end up selling their leaves to larger producers for very little money. We have pledged our support to this group so they can prosper and continue to bring to the world an incredibly beautiful and natural Indian black tea.
Wild Tree Darjeeling is grown in a completely natural environment without the use of any chemicals or even machinery. It is a labor of love by an indigenous tea-picking family and their friends to create a livelihood for their children. The tea is picked by hand in small batches (micro lots) and roasted over wood-fired pans. The smoke of the fire is indirectly absorbed by the fresh leaves creating a distinct taste and aroma that complements the signature floral muscatel notes of Darjeeling tea.
Please enjoy neat, with lemon & honey or a splash of your favorite milk!
Wild hybrids of AV2 and Chinese Seeds
Delicate smokey aftertaste, roasted almonds, slightly floral, naturally sweetness