Assam second flush teas: picked young, end of May to early June. Assam second flush teas are considered the region’s most distinctive teas. They are picked young, between the end of May and early June. The tiny hairs on the back of the leaf give them a characteristic maltiness and depth of body that is much sought-after. They have a rich creaminess and a defined, brisker aspect to their flavour which are proving increasingly popular for their distinctive flavour and elegance, making them perfect teas to enjoy at breakfast.