Makaibari Darjeeling First Flush Organic White Tea

Makaibari Darjeeling First Flush Organic White Tea

This tea is one for critical appreciation. It has a lovely meadowy quality. Its flavors are rounded yet complex, crisp yet easy on the palate. And long after you finish the tea, it keeps you guessing about everything you've just experienced. Another tea for the connoisseur, and one that wears an air of mystery.
3.53oz | 100gm $32.00
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Tea TypeThere are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.
OriginIt refers to the tea growing region where this tea has been sourced from.
Flush / SeasonIt refers to the season in which this tea was harvested. First Flush refers to Spring & Second flush refers to summer.
EstateIt refers to the specific plantation/garden where this tea has be sourced from.
InvoiceTea in Indian plantations specially Darjeeling & Assam are growin in batches which are referred to the invoice number. An invoice numbers enurses that the single estate tea is 100% pure and genuine. The invoice is awarded to every batch by the tea estate itself.
Date of PickingIt refers to the date on which this tea was harvested from the tea plant and is not the date of packaging. Date of Packaging is the specific date on which the teas are finally packaged in our unit.
Grade​T​ea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves​. ​The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe"​ i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1​, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".
SpecialityIt refers to weather this tea is from a specific single plantation or a special blend of teas from multiple estates & plantations curated by our Master Blenders. ​
CaffeineThe caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.
Know your Tea Click on i to read more

  • Tea Type i
    White Tea

  • Estate i
    Makaibari

  • Grade i
    FTGFOP1

  • Origin i
    Darjeeling, India

  • Invoice i
    DJ 14

  • Caffeine i
    Low

  • Flush/Season i
    First/Spring

  • Date of Picking i
    19th April, 2017

  • Specialty i
    Single Estate


Makaibari Makaibari Tea Estate has the first established tea factory in the world and remains one of the most talked about tea estates. The tea factory was set up in 1859 and went on to receive an organic certification in 1988, the first for any tea garden in the world. The estate has been producing some of the most expensive teas of the region. The estate is located at an elevation of 4,500 ft above sea level. Of the nearly 1,600 acres of the estate only 550 acres have been reserved for tea to enable nature to work in balance. The mantra of the estate is 'Healthy Soil, Healthy Mankind'.