Gilan Garden Black Tea - First Flush 2023
Gilan Garden Black Tea - First Flush 2023

Gilan Garden Black Tea - First Flush 2023

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Enjoy rare Iranian First Flush Tea handpicked in April 2023

Tea Info:

Handpicked April 2023 in Gilan Tea Garden, Sarcheshmeh Village

Oxidation level: High

Elevation: 200m

How to make the perfect cup:

 - Iranian Brewing notes  (please follow Iranian Brewing Notes to experience the full tasting palette)

  • Use 8g of leaves 
  • Boil  200ml water filtered water at 95℃ and pour over leaves in your cup or gaiwan
  • Let the leaves steep for 8 minutes and remove leaves immediately 
  • The leaves can be reused 5-8 times brewed at 8 minutes each time
  • Best enjoyed pure without milk and sugar

Taste:

  • Double creme, white chocolate, jasmine flowers, 
  • Aroma: Floral, dark wood, chocolate
  • Mouthfeel: thick, smooth, velvety, a lingering strong/sweet aftertaste

 

Iranian tea culture has been around as long as the Silk Road that first brought tea to the Persian region. 

🍃 Tea has been grown in Gilan, Iran since the late 1800s when an Iranian diplomat named Mohammad Mirza introduced tea cultivation to Iran. (He also served as the first mayor of Tehran, spoke French, and studied law at Sorbonne University in Paris)
When he entered Mumbai in late 1898 he immediately started studying tea production. Upon his return to Iran, he gathered tea seeds and saplings of tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom and smuggled them into Iran 🌱 

By 1903 there were 300.000 tea plants in Lahijan alone. 
Due to his works, he was given the title “Kashef as-Saltaneh, meaning “Royal Discoverer”.

Lo.Artisan Tea Farm

Handpicked in April 2023 and Processed by Lo Tea Gilan founded by Mostafa and Mohammad in 2017 to create a small batch of high-quality artisan Iranian Tea, whilst equipping their workers with generous pay for their hard work.
As of today, a big part of Northern Iran along the shores of the Caspian Sea is suitable for tea cultivation, especially in the Gilan province area on the slopes of the Alborz mountains, large areas are under tea cultivation, and thousands of people work in the Iranian Tea industry. The region covers a large part of Iran's need for tea. Due to the good weather and agricultural conditions, most gardens in Gilan Province don't use pesticides or herbicides. It's very rare to enjoy Iranian Artisan Tea outside of Iran's borders, so please enjoy the chance.