Plucked in early November the Autumn Crescendo tea has a rich copper glow, mirroring the evening sun on the snows of Mount Kanchenjunga in the shadows of which this tea is grown. It is full-bodied and mellow and has a delicate flowery bouquet with a long finish. The tea bushes give one grand finale at the end of the harvesting year and the taste lingers like a beautiful symphony that carries you into the next season.
Tea in North India is produced for about nine months of the year, from March to November. The same tea plant may be plucked (harvested) thirty times during this period. Teas produced from the same plant, but during a different time of the year can produce a very different tasting tea because of a change in the environmental conditions, mainly the weather and season, which will affect the growing conditions. A good tea maker has to be very sensitive to these changes, and may have to fine tune his processes on a daily basis to get the best results. There is no machine that can help him, and he must rely on his finely tuned "nose". The tea that you will receive will be from a single "batch" of tea produced on a particular day of a particular season.
Darjeeling black tea
Imported: Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India