Rohini Jethikupi – First Flush Darjeeling 2021
First harvest from the Rohini plantation in Darjeeling, harvested at the end of January, beginning of February 2021. Spring notes are abundant with also vanilla flavors, and scents reminiscent of green olive.
Description of the Rohini garden from their official website:
Rohini Tea Estate is located in the Kurseong valley of Darjeeling. The estate was closed for a period of 38 years from 1962 to 2000. From the old 1300 Hectares around 38 Hectares is still present. These teas are of the Chinese origin and in the second flush produce exquisite muscatel teas.
The total are of the garden is around 146 Hectares. Out of this 108 Hectares is young tea. These bushes have planted from 1996 onwards and they have not yet attained maturity. All the bushes are of the highest quality and they produce exquisite teas all around the year.
The garden is divided into four divisions. The lower division is called Jabarhat and is around 38.19 Hectares. The mid elevation divisions are called KOTIDHARA and PAILODHARA. These two divisions together are around 74.56 Hectares and it produces very high quality teas. It has been planted with AV2 and T-78 clones mostly. Tukuriya is the highest division at an average elevation of 4400 FT and stretches right up to Kurseong town and the area under production is 33.25 Hectares. This is mostly the old tea area which now today would be more than 100 years old. The entire garden is accessible by road except Pailodhora.
The estate has a new factory which incorporates all hygiene and food safety requirements as per the HACCP standard specified by RVA Netherlands
Source photo tea planter: https://gopaldharaindia.com/rohini-tea-estate/