Jindea Single Estate Tea Gin is a collaboration between three industry professionals whose collective CV encompasses all facets of the drinks business from bartender and bar operator to spirits merchant and brand ambassador.
Two of the collective, Matthew Dakers and Adrian Gomes, have strong ties to India, Matthew's great-grandfather serving as a Captain in the Indian Army, and Adrian's father growing up in Goa, where the family worked the Indian railways, including the renowned narrow-gauge 'toy trains' that continue to serve the hill stations. Jack Rackham, who completes the collective, works at Emporia Brands, a drinks importer and spirit merchant business that has been in the family for three generations.
Ajit Madan, co-founder of Camellia’s Tea House in London and the UK's first certified ITEI Master Tea Sommelier, introduced the brand owners to ‘Exotic Thunder’, a first flush Darjeeling tea from Goomtee Estate, a single estate tea plantation in the serene Kurseong Valley, long-considered the 'grand cru' of Darjeeling. The high altitude and artisanal cultivation yields arguably one of the finest black teas in the world.
Darjeeling Tea is known for its gentle aromatic and floral qualities, imparting aromas of muscatel grape and stone fruits. Known as the 'Champagne of Teas', the picturesque artisan tea gardens of Darjeeling, at the foot of the Himalayas, produce less than 1% of India's total tea production, mostly from single estates and often organic and hand-plucked. Darjeeling is a black tea and produces four harvests throughout the year, known as 'flushes'. The first flush is the Spring picking (March/April) which produces the gentlest of black teas. This and the second flush are the most desirable.
A citrus-forward gin with aromatic spices, peaches and apricots. The single pot still distillation creates a bolder style of gin that works fantastically in highball drinks such as G&T’s or Collins, and even more so in a Classic Martini with a twist of grapefruit.
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Name Jindea Single Estate Tea Gin Country England Region London ABV% 40% Size 700ml Dietary Information No