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.
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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.
CultivarCamellia sinensis var. sinensis ‘AV2’
Engage Your Senses
Long strands of silver tips with russet-orange leaf highlight.
Notes of ripened fruit, dry hay and cedar wood.
In the Cup
An intense apricot-orange infusion.
Honeyed and syrupy with grape sweetness.