Jalinga Assam Garden

$8

The land of mythical creatures, biodiversity, and tropical monsoon rain. There are those for whom the open road is an adventure, not a path of transportation. For travelers who yearn for true exploration and discovery, come on a journey with us to a remote corner of India to discover a tea garden that is in harmony with nature, craftsmanship and humanity. 

Descending rapidly from the icy peaks of the eastern Himalayas before winding across the fertile floodplains to the Bay of Bengal, and along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys, this is Assam, India. Welcome to the West Jalinga Tea Estate. Founded by Manibhai G. Patel in 1935. Currently it is managed by the 2nd and 3rd generation:  Kirit Patel and his son Ketan Patel. 

Today the West Jalinga Tea Estate perch at the across-road balancing between honoring tradition and embracing modernity. This tea estate acts as a proud global ambassador of ultra premium Assam tea and a poster child of what an ideal tea plantation in the 21st century should look like: certified organic, fair trade certified, UTZ certified, Rainforest Alliance certified, and CO2 Neutral certified. 

When a tea is descended from one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, consisting of tropical rainforests, grasslands, bamboo orchards and countless wetland ecosystems, it is the very essence of terroir. The unique sense of place. The foundation of a perfect cup of tea.

Jalinga Assam Garden strike the perfect balance between strength and flavor delivering malty aroma, and assertiveness. This full-bodied cup commences with soft floral cues while other guest notes of apricots are unveiled. The liquor has a unique mouthfeel and briskness punctuated by svelte tannins at the finish.  Enjoy it with or without a cloud of milk. Jalinga Assam Garden is the embodiment of harmony with nature. Find your center. Embrace your journey.

Origin: Assam, India
Cultivar: TV26 & P126
Grade Quality: Private Reserve / Competition Grade
Organic: Yes
Vintage: 2021

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