Darjeeling 2nd Flush
Darjeeling tea is from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It is a softer, more herbaceous black tea that can change season to season with the climate. When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-coloured liquor with a floral aroma. The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as muscatel.
Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia Sinensis var. sinensis, After the enactment of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection Act, 1999) in 2003,
Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag, meaning only tea from Darjeeling can be called Darjeeling. Just as only champagne must come from Champagne to earn that name.
Our organic tea is bio-dynamically farmed at the oldest estate in Darjeeling, where a strong commitment to sustainable farming prevails. This Fair Trade Certified organic black tea is made from the new growth of the tea plant a few months after the first harvest of the year, referred to as the "second flush.” The Second flush, harvested in June, offers a darker liquor and stronger body than teas of the first flush. It has an exquisite aroma and amber color, with fully- ripened Muscat grape and forest floor notes, lemony, nutty, and an ample astringency.