Black Tea

Moonlight Darjeeling Second Flush

Aromatic, Syrupy, Complex Margaret's Hope, Darjeeling, India
A small batch of tippy, moonlight style, second flush tea, with supreme clarity of flavour. The silver buds and large, russet-orange leaves render an infusion that is honeyed and syrupy, with distinct grape sweetness.

Moonlight Darjeeling Second Flush

According to local folklore, the leaves used to create this characterful second flush Darjeeling tea are picked during summer nights, under bright, full moonlight. Moonlight style teas are known for including many of the tippy buds, giving the loose leaf a silvery hue. Only partially oxidised, the leaves render an infusion that is lighter than a typical second flush tea, with a famously complex flavour profile offering distinct notes of grape sweetness and a smooth texture.

  • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. sinensis
  • Picked - Summer
  • Oxidisation level - 70%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

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

  • Aroma

    Notes of ripened fruit, dry hay and cedar wood.

  • In the Cup

    An intense apricot-orange infusion.

  • Taste

    Fragrant, honeyed and syrupy with grape sweetness.

Origin

According to local folklore, the leaves used to create this characterful second flush Darjeeling tea are picked during summer nights, under bright, full moonlight. Moonlight style teas are known for including many of the tippy buds, giving the loose leaf a silvery hue. Only partially oxidised, the leaves render an infusion that is lighter than a typical second flush tea, with a famously complex flavour profile offering distinct notes of grape sweetness and a smooth texture.
  • Cultivar - Camellia sinensis var. sinensis
  • Picked - Summer
  • Oxidisation level - 70%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

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

  • Aroma

    Notes of ripened fruit, dry hay and cedar wood.

  • In the Cup

    An intense apricot-orange infusion.

  • Taste

    Fragrant, honeyed and syrupy with grape sweetness.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 3tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 100°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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