TGFOP · First Flush · Black Tea
This Darjeeling comes from a beautiful garden, 6500 feet above sea level in the breathtaking mountains of north-east India. The garden, founded around 140 years ago, produces small, green-tipped, semi dark leaves plucked from the Chinese varietal of the tea plant, the Camellia sinensis, which are carefully handpicked to bring out the enriching taste of this flowery soft tea. It is a premium loose-leaf tea, which is round in scent and offers a light golden infusion.
Lingia is certified as 100% bio-organic and has several certifications and accreditations to its name. These include the IMO (Switzerland) for EU, accreditation for organic farming, USDS, NPOP, JAS, SGS (India) as well as recognition for conforming to the HACCP (SQF) standards.
Lingia is home to about 5000 people, mostly belonging to the local Gorkha (Nepali). Free primary education, medical facilities and housing is provided to all its workers and their families.