First Flush Darjeeling tea
First Flush Darjeeling tea: teas to be savoured.
First Flush Darjeeling tea, picked from the beginning of the growing season in February or March through to April, is looked forward to with great anticipation by many committed drinkers of Darjeeling teas. Only the bud and first two tender leaves are picked. The resultant tea is fresh tasting, brisk and delicate with a light body, having subtle muscatel character. As such they are the embodiment of the ‘Champagne of teas’. Whilst these are black teas the leaf is often distinctly green in appearance and the tip is clearly evident. They should be drunk without milk.