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Darjeeling First Flush

Fragrant, Sweet, Reviving

The much anticipated first spring leaves of Darjeelings freshest crop
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Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

The Origin Story
This year’s first flush is supremely light and floral with a pleasing astringency and hints of that the elusive muscatel flavour. Its bright infusion with sweet taste and lively mouthfeel clearly stood out amongst the best. With its natural sweetness and rich texture, many argue First Flush Darjeelings offer oolong-like characteristics.
India - Darjeeling

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

Steinthal tea garden at the lofty height of 2,000m and nestled amidst fields of cardamom, orange trees and lemongrass. It is a truly beautiful estate on steep and impeccably well tended hills. It was established in 1862, making it one of the oldest tea estates in Darjeeling.

  • 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 tips

Aroma

Fragrant, warm, fresh and light

In the Cup

A fawny gold, light & bright infusion

Taste

Clean, crisp and clear with a rounded, satisfying and quenching finish

Make the Perfect Cup of Darjeeling First Flush

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 2.5g or 1tbsp 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 First Flush Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by marie gallagher
    converted
    by marie gallagher
    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 Turner
    delicious
    by Jonathan Turner
    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.