The Fourth Doctor: I don't suppose you can make tea?
Romana I: Tea?
The Fourth Doctor: No, I don't suppose you can. They don't teach you anything useful at the Academy, do they?
"Which is why one should never turn down tea if it's offered. It's impolite, and that's how wars start."
... and decidedly the drink of choice for all time lords and companions. Educate yourself on the etiquette of tea with this [FTGFOP1 - fine, tippy, golden, flowery orange pekoe first flush] Indian Darjeeling black tea.
FTGFOP1 1st Flush Darjeeling is one of the finest quality orange pekoe you can find and one you will be travelling through time and space to get! The Fourth Doctor's favourite tea (and ours too) we buy direct from a small farm in India that is less than 15 hectares in size that grows and harvests naturally, the way tea was intended to be grown - old growth forests, no chemicals, healthy soil.
Next availability: March-April 2019.
Fourth Doctor | Natural Loose Leaf Tea | First Flush Darjeeling
First Flush Darjeeling Black Tea (Camellia sinensis)*.
* certified organic ingredients
† wild-crafted or locally grown
Darjeelings, by their very nature, are defined by choices. The first comes with the picking season, determining whether the tea is a first flush or a second flush. Another choice occurs during the preparation of first flush teas. The estate where this tea comes from creates a more oxidized version, while others, favour a lighter fermentation, this darker oxidation period results in a more peppery and zesty brew. Located in the “Golden Valley” of Darjeeling, the tea garden is one of a growing number of organic / natural Darjeeling teas.
This first flush Darjeeling is flavourful with a mild astringency, boasting traces of freshly cut green peppers and tart cherries. This tea is truly unique, and as such does require a special brewing method: it is best to not use boiling water, but rather boiled water that has cooled for about 1-2 minutes.
We only purchase a small amount each year from this farm, so once it is gone you will have to wait until the next season as we make sure we get the very first leaves which emerge (first flush). This also guarantees flavour, quality and since we buy direct from the farm, a fair-wage for the workers and family that own the land.