On Tuesday 2nd July 2013, from 11:30am-1:00pm, The Dialogue Agency and Ratan Mondal, founder of Tea2you, held a special tasting of the "Champagne of Teas", Darjeeling. The event was a great success, with attendees from BBC Good Food, Food Network UK, Women Talking, Immediate Media, Westminster Kingsway College, LSC Publishing and many more.
Guests had a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste the highly sort after pre-first flush Darjeeling, in addition to a guided tasting for seven particular types of Darjeeling Tea.
Ratan's passion for Darjeeling Tea sees him travel every year to the Himalayas in India to carefully taste and select only the highest quality products, guaranteed by their Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. Grown high in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling Teas are one of India's finest treasures, renowned for their exotic flavours, refreshing tastes and naturally occurring aromas.
Guests learned first-hand about the origin and production of these unique hand-picked teas which are recognised globally as some of the finest in the world. The following teas were sampled: Darjeeling First and Second Flushes, Darjeeling Oolong, White Silver Needle, Darjeeling Green, English Breakfast, Indian Masala Chai and an exclusive Pre First Flush.