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Moonlight Darjeeling Second Flush

Aromatic, Syrupy, Complex

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A small batch of tippy moonlight style second flush tea from Margaret's Hope Garden, Darjeeling, with supreme clarity of flavour.

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Moonlight Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea

The Origin Story

Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, we selected this tippy high-grade Darjeeling Second Flush from a tea bush that has been naturally cultivated for its exceptional quality and taste. With silver buds and large whole russet-orange leaves, this exclusive small batch of tea offers refined honeyed flavour with grape-sweet notes, while maintaining a graceful freshness.

Masterfully crafted from Margaret’s Hope Garden, the tea is not fully oxidised which means the leaves render a lighter infusion than a typical second flush with a complex flavour profile and a smooth texture.

This tea was specially selected by JING for the Savoy's Afternoon Tea in 2019 following a trip to Darjeeling earlier this year.

View our full range of Darjeeling Tea.

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
    Camellia sinensis var. sinensis ‘AV2’
  • Oxidisation Level
    70%
  • Picked
    Summer

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Long strands of silver tips with russet-orange leaf highlight.

Aroma

Notes of ripened fruit, dry hay and cedar wood.

In the Cup

An intense apricot-orange infusion.

Taste

Honeyed and syrupy with grape sweetness.

Make the Perfect Cup of Moonlight Darjeeling Second Flush

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 3tsp 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 3 times

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