Wah Estate, Kangra, First Flush 2017

Wah Estate, Kangra, First Flush 2017


Harvest Month: April 2017

Type: Green tea

Region: Kangra Valley, India

Estate: Wah

Production: Orthodox

Grade: Hand rolled


Wah was established in 1857 by the British as part of the introduction of tea to the Kangra valley in North India. As part of a political ploy aimed at breaking the monopoly the Chinese had on tea, people posing as buyers smuggled back tea bushes and seeds, not to mention the all important technique of tea making. And so began the planting of 100% Camellia Sinensis bushes.

Traditional Chinese green tea was hand made in woks and till today, it is common to see this technique practiced to manufacture green tea for personal consumption.

The decades old tradition of producing small batches of high quality green tea only from the finest hand plucked green leaf is very much alive at Wah today.

Suggested steeping

2.5 gms (approx. 1 tsp) per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3 mins at 185 F/85 C.

Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences.

Appearance, aroma, and taste

Citrine liquor, with a smoky, woody aroma, and slight astringency.

Note: if too astringent, try adding slightly less leaf and steep for a shorter time. 

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