Darjeeling 2nd flush Loose Leaf Tea
The 'champagne' of teas. This sought after black tea is produced from May onwards at the base of the Himalayas in...
The 'champagne' of teas.
This sought after black tea is produced from May onwards at the base of the Himalayas in the Darjeeling West Bengal area of India. Darjeeling is often referred to as the ‘champagne’ of teas, it offers a rich and full-bodied aroma with hints of muscatel.
A flush in the tea world means the different growing seasons in Darjeeling. These are not completely set in stone and depends on the weather and the rainfall patterns.
- First Flush from mid-March to May: This tea is light and almost clear in colour, the tea has a floral scent.
- Second Flush from June to mid-August: We picked the second flush for our Darjeeling as the tea has a stronger, full-bodied character. The tea is darker in colour than the first flush and is unique in flavour, no other teas bring out the fruity flavour of the muscatel grape as clear as the second flush!
- Third Flush (Autumn Flush) from October to November: This tea has a lighter flavour but is darker in colour.
There are also mini flushes in between the first, second and third.
We love our Darjeeling 2nd Flush but don't just take our word for it, this one's a winner of two Great Taste Awards.
Fun fact: Love Darjeeling & everything about it? Check out this film by Wes Anderson called The Darjeeling Limited.
How to make the perfect cup of Darjeeling tea:
Step 1: Use one teaspoon per cup
Step 2: Use freshly drawn boiled water, all black teas can take the heat!
Step 3: Brew for 90 seconds, or leave for longer according to personal taste
Step 4: Milk is optional and you don't need sugar, you're sweet enough!
My worst nightmare, you’re out of stock!
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Ingredients: each box contains 75g of Darjeeling 2nd flush loose leaf tea.
Storage instructions: Keep away from moisture (until it lands in your cup!) We recommend you store your tea in an opaque, airtight container. It might look pretty in glass, but the light damages the tea leaves and subsequent taste. Nooo!
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Inspired? Darjeeling tea can be used in baking, check out this recipe for chocolate & darjeeling cake.
Check out the rest of our black tea range.