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Darjeeling Tea Bags - Second Flush

Fragrant, Rounded, Warming

Our refreshing summer Darjeeling tea in tea bags for complete convenience. Light, fragrant and deeply refreshing.

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Darjeeling Tea Bags - Second Flush

The Origin Story

From May onwards, the much loved Darjeeling summer teas are produced with succulent leaves and a sprinkling of silvery tips. Our Darjeeling tea expresses a light, but full-bodied aroma with hints of the sought after muscatel flavour for which the second flush black tea is famed.

Packed in tea bags for complete convenience. Our spacious pyramid tea bags allow the whole leaves to unfurl and infuse properly for a delicious, full-flavoured cup. Pack of 100 tea bags available online only.

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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
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Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Deep brown tea leaves, dusky gold and silver tips.


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

In the Cup

Clear russet-orange tea infusion.


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

Make the Perfect Cup of Darjeeling Tea Bags - Second Flush


Use 1 tea bag per cup (250ml)

Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C


Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min

You can infuse this tea up to 2 times


Darjeeling Tea Bags - Second Flush Black Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by james
    A truly exceptional tea.
    by james
    Rating: 5 stars
    A truly exceptional tea.
    This refined and beautiful 2nd flush Darjeeling has a thrilling muscatel undertone, a subtle, perfumed taste which never lets you down. I look forward to it with the same relish as I experience at the prospect of a glass of fine wine. Jing's 2nd flush is head and shoulders above other brands I use (Hampstead tea company, etc). Indeed, it should be added that it's not easy to get Darjeeling this good any more, hence it's price. But when you consider you pay £3.00 for a Starbuck's coffee, then it's still a pretty good deal! (this is not encouragement to put the price up, Jing!) To conclude I can only say that tea this good has to form part of any cultivated person's day - indeed, of their whole outlook on life.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Monica
    My favourite so far
    by Monica
    Rating: 5 stars
    My favourite so far
    I am, by no means, a tea connoisseur but the Darjeeling Second Flush has just amazed me - such a beautiful flavour. We have gradually worked our way through the Tea Bag Explorer and this one has come out tops. We are tending to use the Assam Breakfast Tea as the standard, the Ceylon loose tea for something lighter and refreshing and the Darjeeling for special moments and the fruitier ones for just when you want some warm and flavoursome. We first came across Jing Tea in Paris this August and won't ever return to supermarket teas again

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