At Storm, a small family business established in 2010, the business was built on four simple pillars: amazing flavours, consideration for tea farmers and their staff, care for the planet and care for our general wellbeing.
The flavour revolution has happened with beer and coffee and now the team at Storm are on a mission to shake up the tea industry in the same way....a Storm is Brewing!
What Storm have to say about their Makaibari Organic Second Flush Darjeeling Tea:
Darjeeling is located high up in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas where tea was introduced to the area by the British in 1856. This region produces some of the finest teas in the world since the conditions there are perfect: High altitude, well drained soils, temperatures that range from 8 to 25 C and enough cloud cover to protect the young leaves from drying out or burning.
Whilst classified as a black tea, Darjeeling teas are almost always less oxidized than a typical black tea so that they can look more like an oolong semi-fermented tea and in some cases they look quite green in their preparation. The unique flavour of Darjeeling comes from Chinese tea genetics mixed with Indian terroir along with the intricacies of harvesting and processing. It's lighter and less astringent than most black tea, but more layered and complex than most greens. There are two harvests in Darjeeling – first and second flush and each brings about its own flavours. The first flush teas are often delicate but display beautiful sweetness and astringency with fragrant flavours. The second flush brings teas with bigger, deeper flavours with winey and fruit-like nuances.
This tea has classical muscatel grape notes that are further enhanced with sweet florals and more body than is usually found in these teas.
Brew Guide: 3g or 1 teaspoon per 250ml waterBrew Temperature: 100 CInfusion Time: 3-4 mins