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First Flush Darjeeling

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First Flush Darjeeling
Limited edition Loose Leaf Darjeeling First Flush Tea
Darjeeling first flush signifies the start of new spring teas to be plucked, located in the Himalayan foothills, the first tea buds and two leaves to burst out with the first signs of the Spring sunshine, following the bitter Winter months.

These early leaves and buds are usually more delicate and tender, with the flavour offering up a light, floral, crisp and muscatel flavour and light golden cup.
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Darjeeling first flush signifies the start of new spring teas to be plucked, located in the Himalayan foothills, the first tea buds and two leaves to burst out with the first signs of the Spring sunshine, following the bitter Winter months.

These early leaves and buds are usually more delicate and tender, with the flavour offering up a light, floral, crisp and muscatel flavour and light golden cup.
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About First Flush Darjeeling

What is First Flush Darjeeling? Tea flush refers to the growing seasons in Darjeeling. The First Flush is the picking of the brand new two leaves and a bud in the earliest spring growth of the tea plant, usually plucked mid-March to May, a period of peak seasonal quality and is the first plucking after the Winter lull. These early leaves and buds are usually more delicate and tender, however deceptively deliver a powerful and stimulating infusion from a light coloured cup with the flavour offering up a light, floral, crisp and muscatel flavour and light golden cup, First Flush Darjeeling teas are usually less oxidized during processing and usually appear more greenish in colour than a typical black tea. Commonly First Flush is the most prized and expensive teas on the market, not only because of its short season that sees high demand vs low supply, but also due to its uniquely bright and lively liquor, which is why it has become commonly known as the champagne of tea… an enchanting afternoon tea. This exclusive lot of just 30kilos was expertly handpicked at the very beginning of First Flush season (when the bud and first two leaves are ready to pick) in late March being only the fifth invoiced lot to leave the estate. Each leaf was delicately plucked from Ging estate’s old traditional Indian tea bushes with very little process which delivers a beautifully floral and fragrant bright liquor with a lively character. Ging estate, nestled high in the hills below the Himalayas is one of Darjeelings 87 tea gardens to boast such fine tea, in Lebong Valley in west Darjeeling. Ging is a Lepcha word which means “The outstretched slopes”. The area under tea cultivation spreads across 255 hectares out of a total estate area of over 600 hectares. About 230 hectares of area is maintained as natural forest and the rest of the land is used for the tea workers village, homes and the factory. The tea garden is perched at an elevation that varies from 2,000ft to 5,000ft give this Flush its unique flavours. No matter which Flush a Darjeeling tea comes from, each and every batch of the tea leaf will be different from one day, one tea garden and even one season to the next. Darjeeling leaves are lightly processed, just withered, rolled, oxidized in a technique that reflects the conditions of the particular season and of the plucked leaf. This tea should be appreciated in the same way a fine wine can would be enjoyed, and if you like the sound of becoming a tea connoisseur, this is a wonderfully elegant tea to begin with. So no batch of Darjeeling tea will ever taste the same! An amazing and enchanting tea if you ask us!

Ingredients

Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Fairtrade Indian Darjeeling loose leaf tea from the Ging Estate

How we like it

We recommend brewing this First Flush with just off the boil water, 90° - 95° for only 2 minutes, removing the leaves to preserve a pleasant astringency and avoiding a harsh bite. Darjeeling is best appreciated without milk … or for a moment of escapism to the Himalayas, immerse yourself in the Indian culture and add a lump of sugar. Preparation First Flush Darjeeling’s deceptively deliver a powerful and stimulating infusion from a light coloured cup.
Origin and Journey

Origin & Journey

Ging estate, nestled high in the hills below the Himalayas is one of Darjeelings 87 tea gardens to boast such fine tea, in Lebong Valley in west Darjeeling, India. The tea garden is perched at an elevation that varies from 2,000ft to 5,000ft give this Flush its unique flavours.

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Customer Reviews

27 Reviews
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13-May-2019 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Service rating : Great. Brilliant. Amazing
Product : Great taste and colour. Once i drink it, i know that this is the real tea. Brilliant. 😊
07-May-2019 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Service rating : Excellent service and excellent tea.
Product : Triple Certified First Flush Darjeeling Tea has a wonderful flavour and is a delight to drink. It's better than booze.
04-Feb-2019 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Easy to navigate website, with lots of information about their teas and great selection to choose from.
01-Jan-2019 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Service rating : Arrived quickly from Ireland to Washington State in time for Christmas. Amazing tea. Best quality. My tea aficionado friends were impressed. I can't rave about this company enough.
Product : Complex. Changes a sit brews. Second brew even more interesting.
22-Dec-2018 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Always reliable service and high quality, fairly traded teas.
10-Nov-2018 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Service rating : Service excellent - as always.
Product : This tea is a real treat in the morning.
22-Oct-2018 Service:Product:

Customer Comment

Excellent products delivered on time
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