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Darjeeling Tea - First Flush

Fragrant, Sweet, Reviving

The much anticipated first spring leaves of Darjeelings freshest crop - unlike any black tea you've tried.

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Darjeeling Tea - First Flush Black Tea

The Origin Story

This year's first flush Darjeeling Tea is supremely light and floral with a pleasing astringency and hints of that elusive muscatel flavour. Its bright infusion with sweet taste and lively mouthfeel clearly stood out amongst the best we tried.

We've found that Darjeeling First Flush is a firm favourite amongst self-professed green, oolong and black tea lovers alike due to its natural sweetness, subtle flavours and rich texture. Picked in the early months of the new year, Its variegated leaf is testatment to the complex nuances of flavour in the infusion.

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India - Darjeeling

Darjeeling, at the base of the Himalayas, produces uniquely fragrant black teas

Gopaldhara tea garden is located in Mirik Valley and is one of the highest tea estates in Darjeeling, in places exceeding 2,000m in elevation. The garden dates from the 19th century when the valley was planted with tea on paddy fields interspersed with natural streams (dhara in the local language).

  • Cultivar
    Camelia Sinensis Sinensis
  • Oxidisation Level
    100%
  • Picked
    Spring

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Long, unbroken leaf and bud showing both brown and green leaves and silver tea tips.

Aroma

Fragrant, warm, fresh and light.

In the Cup

A fawny gold, light & bright tea infusion.

Taste

Clean, crisp and clear black tea with a rounded black tea with a satisfying and quenching finish.

Make the Perfect Cup of Darjeeling Tea - First Flush

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 2.5g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can infuse this tea up to 2 times

Reviews

Darjeeling Tea - First Flush Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by marie
    converted
    by marie
    Rating: 5 stars
    converted
    Prior to my sampling of this First Flush, I disliked the smokiness of so many Darjeelings offered by other companies. This tea truly converted me with its green juicy flavour and clean refreshing taste. In fact I was reluctant to review it as I am afraid it may now fly out of Jing's warehouse.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Jonathan
    delicious
    by Jonathan
    Rating: 5 stars
    delicious
    An exquisite tea for any time of the day. highly recommended
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Tony B
    Delicate and complex...
    by Tony B
    Rating: 5 stars
    Delicate and complex...
    This is the nicest first flush Darjeeling I have sampled. Delicate floral notes that dance lightly in the mouth give way to a mildly astrigent reminder once swallowed that finally gives way to a clean dryness in the mouth that leaves you salivating for the next slurp.