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Darjeeling Second Flush

Fragrant, Rounded, Warming

Our refreshing summer Darjeeling. An uplifting afternoon treat
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Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea

The Origin Story
Our tippy Darjeeling Second Flush encapsulates the best of the summer season of this famous region. Lighter and more fragrant than other Indian teas, our Second Flush combines warming and comforting aromas with a deeply refreshing taste and enough body to make it an afternoon classic.
India - Darjeeling

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

Darjeeling is a land of rolling foothills set against a backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Historically under the control of neighbouring Sikkim and Nepal, the British established Darjeeling as a hill-station getaway from the intense heat of summer. In attempting to break the Chinese monopoly on tea production, tea bushes were planted here from seed in 1841 and flourished. Growing the China variety bush and being at high altitude gives Darjeeling teas many similar characteristics to the highest quality Chinese teas. Darjeeling predominantly produces black teas in two distinct "flushes". The first flush teas in March are light and sweet whilst the summer second flush teas give a heavier cup of complex aromas, most sought-after being the characteristic muscatel redolent of muscat grapes.

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

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Deep brown leaf, dusky gold and silver tips

Aroma

Fragrant and comforting with hints of sought after muscatel grape, hop and citrus

In the Cup

Clear russet-orange

Taste

Unmistakeable Darjeeling character - balanced, crisp and refreshing with grape sweetness and light astringency

Make the Perfect Cup of Darjeeling Second Flush

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 3g 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 Second Flush Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Olga Safonova
    Darjeeling 2nd flush
    by Olga Safonova
    Rating: 5 stars
    Darjeeling 2nd flush
    This tea has a very soft taste. It is pleasant to drink it before going to bed. You have a good shop and very fast delivery to Moscow. Thank you.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Anirudhan Narasimhan
    Favorite black tea ever
    by Anirudhan Narasimhan
    Rating: 5 stars
    Favorite black tea ever
    Great aroma and taste. The color is just perfect too!