Wednesday, March 05, 2008

darjeeling tippy golden flowery orange pekoe tea

For all tea aficionados, this Darjeeling Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe is the "champagne" of teas, as Fortnum & Mason calls it. It is Darjeeling 1st & 2nd flush only, grown on the Himalayan foothills, one of the highest-grown and a rather lighter black, almost greyish tea, that, simply put, has no rival. Even at double the cost of other good quality teas this variety is in a league of its own, and one will have to search high and low to find a better one.