An exceptional black tea from the Doke Estate in Bihar, India. This tea is unique in that it carries qualities of both assam and darjeeling teas grown at a low elevation on flat land. The flavor is fruity with a clean finish expected of assam. This tea comes from a family owned tea estate specializing in producing only hand made teas. Unlike many others from the region this estate is not located at higher elevations. Instead it sits alongside the Doke river, formally a monsoon fed river, now providing water year round as a byproduct of a nearby hydro-electric dam.
Steep 3-4 grams slightly cooler than a typical black tea at about 195°F for a more complex buttery flavor profile or hotter with 205°F for a slightly bolder and more malty taste.
Indian Black Tea