Darjeeling Ambootia Second Flush FTGFOP1 – NEW ARRIVAL!
100g bag £8.50
500g bag £34.00 (price includes a 20% discount)
1kg bag £59.50 (price includes a 30% discount)
Tea Origin: India
FTGFOP = Fine Tippies Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Second flush Darjeeling teas are picked in late spring/early summer and have a stronger infusion than first flush Darjeeling teas. This high quality tea gives an aromatic golden brown liquor (infusion), it is slightly malty with notes of sweet chestnut. Imported directly from the Ambootia tea garden!
About the Darjeeling Ambootia Tea Estate
Ambootia is one of the most well known tea estates in Darjeeling. It was amongst the first tea estates established by the British tea planters in the 1850s and is the second largest Darjeeling producerin India.
It is owned by Darjeeling Organic Tea Estates Private Ltd, whom own 15 tea estates of which 12 estates are in Darjeeling, 2 in Assam and 1 in Dooars. Ambootia tea garden has a total area of 1,953.7 acres, tea is cultivated in 866.1 acres. The garden has a fully operational and well maintained tea factory. In 1992, it transitioned to organic and bio-dynamic productionand in 1994, Ambootia was Fair Trade Certified.
It employs around 800 workers (both permanent and casual) and 84 staff. Wheat, rice and kerosene are provided to the labourers at subsidised rates. Coal or firewood, slippers and umbrellas are given to the workers annually. The garden provides quarters to workers and staff. There are 4 creches for looking after the children of female employees. Four primary schools are run by the Gorkha Hill Council and 3 by the West Bengal government. There is a garden hospital with 8 beds and a visiting doctor. Workers and their families are entitled to free treatment at the garden hospital.
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