Now, this is a rather special organic black tea from the legendary Korakundah Estate, the world's highest recorded organic tea garden (8,020 feet above MSL) in Nilgiri/ southern India.
This super rare organic tea is only possible because the plants continue to grow through the winter frost (unlike other high grown teas such as Darjeeling that fall dormant during the coldest months).
The frost usually hits Korakundah in winter between 4.30am and 5.30am, and a special team of pickers is dispatched at 6am to gather the finest leaves and return them for withering whilst the leaf cells are still frozen.
The thawing of the frozen leaves (complete with audible cracking) helps the tea-maker achieve a hard natural wither without mechanical processing, this retaining the top flavour notes so often lost in conventional withering.
Smooth and bright when slurped, this tea delivers a symphony of subtle yet comforting flavours - toasty, fruity and floral, with notes of tulip and mild peach.
So there you have it - a wonderful tea with a truly unique flavour profile.
Little Sparrow is delighted to exclusively bring Korakundah Frost tea in the UK. Go feather your nest....