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Nahorhabi Assam TGFOP1 CL 2nd Flush Black Tea from Lochan Tea. . . . .

This is a delicious straight black with notes of plum, raisin, and bread. It tastes like a fruitcake, a good, fresh one. (Not the stereotypical one that wanders around Christmas, getting regifted into eternity.) It’s not bitter or astringent or difficult in any way. If you had someone you wanted to introduce to non-flavored teas, this would be a great way to get them started. I, for one, am a huge fan of flavored teas. I always feel a heart-flutter of trepidation when I try a new straight black. Will I like it? What if I don’t? Will people judge Read More

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Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited

Recently, I started my day with Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited.  I wasn’t sure if it would be as strong as I was looking for to start my day but I was wrong!  This is one of the stronger Darjeeling teas I have tried! Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is fairly complex but definitely a tea to take your time with while still being a strong cuppa which is great for mornings!  It has that stereotypical Darjeeling taste but it’s magnified!  Let me TRY to explain this a Read More

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Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited

There are 3 things I’m liking of this Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited before I even try a sip…that it’s a 2nd Flush Darjeeling, that it’s an Oolong, and that it’s from the Giddapahar Plantation. Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is like Autumn in a cup! It smells like sweet damp sticks that have been out on the forest floor. As I continue to sniff the infused tea I notice an additional aroma – perhaps stone fruit – such as apricot, maybe. Regardless it’s crisp and clean! The Read More

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Giddapahar SFTGFOP 1 CH 2nd Flush 2013, Darjeeling from Lochan Tea Limited

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Limited Tea Description: This tea is no longer on their website however I can tell you more about the estate.  About the Tea Estate: Giddapahar is located on a mountain which is just a short drive from Kurseong. The garden is situated at 4864 feet above sea level. The Estate is a small family owned Darjeeling tea estate which is also known as “Eagles Cliff” lying very close to Kurseong town. From the estate, one can view the magnificent site of the mountains which also makes it the perfect site Read More

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Doke Black Fusion from Lochan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Tea Description: Doke Black Fusion Invoice Number: DB 001 Season: 1st Flush 2015 Grade: Hand made Black Tea Cultivar: TV22 plucked from the 4A section Location: Bihar, India Size: 6 kilos This tea comes from a small producer in Bihar, south of Darjeeling. The flat tea garden, next to a river (a power plant outlet), is everything else than the almost eponymous “Darjeeling Himalayan vales” – and yet it can already rival with some of the finest Darjeelings. What is unique however, is that the leaf material is Assamese and indeed Read More