#001 First Flush Darjeeling


Tea Type: Black

Region: Giddapahar, Darjeeling

Country: India

Harvest: 2016

Tasting Notes

As soon as the hot water hits the leaf, you will instantly get that classic Darjeeling "Muscatel" aroma. 

Hand processed after a cold winter from one of the smallest, family run tea estates in Darjeeling. 

This tea captures a spring morning which can be enjoyed every day, whatever the weather.    

Known as the "Champagne of Tea" this particular leaf emits a grassy, sweet aroma.      

Once in the cup the floral notes will be revealed, with refreshing hints of orange and lemon. 

Try to let the water cool a little first and remember (unlike a second flush) this will have a lighter orange finish when ready. 

Best time to drink

First thing on a cool crisp morning, or mid afternoon for a refreshing pick-me-up with a slice of cake.  



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