Donyi Polo Estate Reserve Black Tea is from the Arunachal Pradesh Region in the foothills of the Himalayas in northeastern India. The garden is located near Oyan Village at an elevation of 429 feet, it was the first tea garden planted in this state in 1986. All three varieties of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, are grown here - sinensis, assamica, and cambodiensis. The plants benefit from a temperate climate with abundant rainfall in the summer.
This rare black tea is hand-crafted solely from the Panitola A cultivar of the Chinese variety, which is known for wintergreen-like notes. The beautiful, large, twisted, multi-colored, downy leaves yield a medium-bodied and complex infusion with a clean finish and sweet, fresh, floral, woody, and cacao notes and hints of spice and vanilla.