Darjeeling Tea

No Alcoholic Champagne Alternative

Discover the First Flush Darjeeling tea behind REAL's Royal Flush Naturally Fermented Sparkling Tea

Step into a world of refined taste and health-conscious choices with The REAL Drinks Co. as we unveil a captivating creation that blends tradition, innovation, and sophistication. Today, we embark on a journey through the captivating realm of First Flush Darjeeling tea — a tea with a rich historical background, unique cultivation methods, and a flavour profile that enchants the senses. We'll delve into its fascinating heritage, explore the art of harvesting and processing, and entice your taste buds with the exquisite flavours it offers. Get ready to discover REAL's Royal Sparkling Tea, a naturally fermented non-alcoholic Sparkling Wine alternative crafted using the finest First Flush Darjeeling tea. Allow us to introduce you to a world of refined sipping pleasure and exquisite culinary pairings!

The History and Harvesting of First Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea

First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea, also known as the "Champagne of Teas," holds a distinguished place in the world of teas. Grown in the misty hills of the Darjeeling region in India, this tea carries a legacy that dates back to the mid-19th century. Revered for its delicate flavour and captivating fragrance, it has garnered a global reputation as one of the finest teas available.

Harvesting First Flush Darjeeling tea is an art in itself. It takes place in the early spring, when the tea plants awaken from their winter slumber. Skilled tea pluckers hand-select the tender, young leaves that emerge during this time, ensuring the highest quality and freshness. The leaves are carefully plucked, paying close attention to maintain the integrity of the delicate buds and leaves.

The Process and Tasting Notes: Raw State of First Flush Darjeeling Tea

Once plucked, the First Flush Darjeeling tea leaves undergo a meticulous production process. It’s gently withered and rolled using traditional techniques, this process is employed to halt oxidation and preserve the tea's inherent freshness. This process imparts a distinct flavour profile and gives the tea its signature aroma.

Brewing First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea reveals a captivating experience. The brewed loose-leaf tea exudes a pale golden hue, enticing both the eyes and the palate. Delicate floral notes dance alongside hints of muscatel grape and a subtle touch of citrus. With every sip, you'll experience a refined and nuanced flavour, embodying the essence of this exquisite tea.

REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea: A Majestic Blend 

Introducing REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea, a masterpiece that combines the sophistication of First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea with a naturally non-alcoholic, complex fermentation. Crafted using the finest First Flush Darjeeling tea leaves, this naturally fermented non-alcoholic sparkling wine alternative invites you to savour the essence of this revered tea in a delightful and innovative form. An elegant effervescence enhances notes of stone fruits, rhubarb, and a touch of raspberry to provide depth and complexity, offering a refreshing and suitably regal experience.

Perfect Food Pairings 

REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea pairs exquisitely with a range of culinary delights. The tea's enchanting flavours of stone fruits, rhubarb, and raspberry make it a versatile companion for various dishes. Consider pairing this delightful sparkling tea with soft, creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese to enhance the tea's fruity notes. The effervescence and acidity of the sparkling tea create a harmonious balance with the richness of the cheese.

For a more vibrant pairing, explore the combination of REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea with fresh salads featuring mixed greens, sliced stone fruits, and a light vinaigrette. The tea's refreshing qualities and fruity undertones complement the crispness of the salad, creating a delightful symphony of flavour.

Indulge in the sweet side of life by pairing the Royal Sparkling Tea with desserts such as raspberry tart or rhubarb crumble. The tea's natural fruit notes align harmoniously with these sweet treats, elevating the overall experience.

REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea brings the elegance of First Flush Darjeeling tea to new heights, combining tradition with innovation. From its storied history to the meticulous hand pan-firing process, this remarkable tea embodies sophistication. As you indulge in REAL's Royal Flush Sparkling Tea, its delightful flavours of stone fruits, rhubarb, and raspberry will transport you to a realm of unparalleled refreshment. Broaden your culinary horizons by pairing it with a variety of dishes and discover the perfect alcohol-free alternative to sparkling wine. Embrace a healthier and more delightful choice with every sip. Cheers to a world of indulgence and flavour!