Darjeeling Puttabong Early 1st Flush Organic SFTGFOP Grade 1 Flown In From India


£2.50




Puttabong (translating as House of Green Leaves), or as it used to be known, Tukvar Tea Estate, was first planted in 1852 and was the very first Darjeeling Tea Plantation. Planted by the pioneering British Tea Planter Dr. Archibald Campbell.  He and Sir Joseph Hooker were later held prisoners by a local Sikkim ruler, leading to the British annexation of the Sikkim Terai area. Campbell also has a lovely Magnolia named after him, by Hooker. The Puttabong Estate was the first to fetch the world record price of 10,001 Indian Rupee per Kg in 1992. The garden was the first to receive ISO 9002 certification. The garden was acquired by Jayshree Tea in 1967. Found only 9 km North East of Darjeeling town it is one of the largest tea estates. I enjoyed this tea, buttery and more delicate than the other 2019 we had flown in and definitely worth the extra cost however I preferred the grassy Seeyok over this one, all personal taste. I suspect Helen would prefer this one.


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