The tea leaves, brown and green with scattered silver tips, are relatively tightly rolled and have aromas of unripe fruit and forest. A golden and translucent liquor that is easy on the tongue, with just the right touch of tartness. Earthier flavours develop in the mouth, accompanied by springtime notes of fruit trees in blossom. A well-made tea, as borne out by its long, rich aftertaste.
One of Darjeeling’s small and relatively recently established that lies on the slopes of the little town of Sonada, at approximately 1500 metres above sea level. Oaks Estate produces only organic, Chinese-variety teas.