While in India, I took the opportunity to buy Darjeeling tea in large quantities (15 boxes!) as teas from a wide variety of gardens and types were available, including my favourite, Muscatel. Some of which are for family and friends. We also drove through huge tea gardens on our way back to Bagdogra airport, with new buds already growing on the tea bushes. (The pictures below are taken from the Long View tea estate.)
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Mountains, pictures, Travel with tags Bagdogra, Bengal, chai tea, Darjeeling, Darjeeling tea, first flush, India, Long View tea garden, Muscatel, roasted tea, tea on January 8, 2017 by xi'an
Kids with tags Darjeeling, Muscatel, Palais des Thés on February 5, 2010 by xi'an
My student Antoine brought me a bag of Darjeeling Sungma “Muscatel” from Le Palais des Thés and it is beyond any Darjeeling I have drink so far! It is woody, almost smoky, with a very rich round flavour. Superlative!