Lakyrsiew First Flush AV2-T78 (EU/USDA ORGANIC)

Tea Repertoire



Tea Type: Black Tea

Tea Region: Lakyrsiew Tea Estate, Shillong, India

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Bright, golden-yellow coloured infusion. 
  • Aroma: Fruity (green apple, grape), linden flower, baked bread, almond.
  • Flavours: Peach, geen apple, grape skin, ginger notes with a slightly woody-spicy hint. 
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, lively liquor with a velvety mouthfeel. Sustained muscatel finish. A good amount of astringency. 

Brewing Guidance

  • Measure 1g of tea per 100ml water. Boil water to 85℃. Steep for 4-5 minutes. 

Tips for Tea Connoisseurs

Lakyrsiew First Flush AV2 comes from a small, family-run, certified organic tea garden located in the hills around Shillong, the capital of the state Meghalaya (meaning "home of the clouds" in Sanskrit) in India. Meghalaya is a northeastern region in India, known for its sublime natural beauty with misty valleys and dense forests.

Lakyrsiew Tea Garden is situated at an elevation of between 1000 and 1300m above the sea level. The garden has an ideal tea terroir to produce supreme quality, Darjeeling style black tea, as the garden benefits from its own clean, sweet, spring water and receives a good amount of rains during the monsoon season. The natural mists of the adjacent Lake Umiam provide good natural shades to elite Darjeeling cultivars grown in the garden while protecting the garden from drought during the dry season.

AV2 is one of approximately thirty Darjeeling clonals, known for their complexity and aromatic floral notes. Many of the renowned, elite Darjeeling producers cultivate AV2 clonal to produce finest Darjeeling and new white, oolong tea variants. Over the past decade, AV2 teas have won most awards in competitions. Critiques and judges often describe AV2 cultivars produce supreme quality, memorable and mind-blowing teas. 

T78 is another highly fragrant Darjeeling cultivar known for its rich full-bodied peach and ginger-like spicy notes. ginger/peach notes. T78 is a rare find, as it is cultivated less than other elite Darjeeling cultivars. Around 2005, Darjeeling producers realized that the peak flavor period for this cultivar was very short lived, hence T78 was gradually replaced by other cultivars. These days, only very few gardens retain quality sections of this delicious leaf.

Our Lakyrsiew First Flush AV2-T78 is a unique blend of AV2 and T78. Combining elegant and delicate floral notes of AV2 and sweet, peach, spicy notes of T78, this tea tastes almost like our bug-bitten Taiwanese oolongs such Qi Lai Mountain Concubine Oolong and Classical Oriental Beauty. A must try for tea connoisseurs who are always in search of rare tea treasures! 

Naturally grown without pesticide and chemical fertiliser. Certified IMO/EU/USDA Organic since 2010. 

Black tea is known to be just as beneficial as green tea for our health and well-being. A recent study indicates several health benefits of black tea by demonstrating that flavonoids found in black tea boost the immune system to prevent flu and other viral infection and encourage the growth of healthy microorganism in the liver to boost energy metabolism and weight loss. 

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