#225 Founded in 1852, Steinthal is one of the oldest gardens in Darjeeling. Many of the original plants still thrive in a place where the tradition has been first-flush excellence. Fresh and herbaceous with subtle muscatel peeking through, the Steinthal packs a sizable bite with the hallmark astringency that first-flush fans adore.
Preparation: 3 g tea leaves (1 heaping teaspoon) per 8 oz cup of filtered, boiling water. Allow to brew 2 min.