Type of Tea: Whole Leaf Black Tea

Tea Estate/Region: Ambootia Tea Garden

Country: India

Fair Trade Certified: Yes

Organic Certified: Yes

Grown on the slopes of the Himalayas, this first flush Darjeeling stimulates with a surprisingly bold floral aroma and an emerald cup. 

Ambootia Tea Estate is cradled in the undulating hills of Darjeeling in North Kurseong where the cool mountain air and the Himalayan springs infuse the tea bushes with vitality. It is in this wholesome environment that Ambootia has practiced the art of fine teas since 1861. Ambootia comes from the Tibetan Lepcha word 'Am-butia' meaning mango grove; if there were mango trees at the farm they sure have left their fruity notes in the Ambootia teas! Ambootia listens to the earth and works in harmony with nature to produce organic and biodynamic teas. Ambootia was selected as a Model Organic Farm by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), IFOAM and Tea Board of India (Govt. of India).