Darjeeling First Flush 2018 Phoobsering

(1 customer review)


  • Darjeeling Phoobsering First Flush 2016: delicious, fruity sweetness.
  • From one of Darjeeling’s oldest gardens established in the 1850s.
  • Greenish leaf with plenty of white tip.
  • It has an attractive floral aroma.
  • Has the typically complex muscatel character of a top Darjeeling.
  • The liquor is bright amber and it has a delicious, slightly fruity sweetness.


Darjeeling First Flush 2018: Phoobsering. Delicious, fruity sweetness

This Darjeeling First Flush 2018 is from one of Darjeeling’s oldest gardens, Phoobsering, established in the 1850s and is named, unusually, after its first manager. Situated in the Darjeeling West Valley this First Flush is greenish with plenty of white tip. It has an attractive floral aroma whilst retaining the typically complex muscatel character of a top Darjeeling. In the cup the liquor is bright amber and it has a delicious, slightly fruity sweetness.  Use one teaspoon per cup and infuse for three to five minutes with freshly boiled water that has come off the boil.

Tea from Grey’s Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This Darjeeling First Flush enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our tough resealable packets contain a moisture barrier to ensure freshness is maintained and are specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

1 review for Darjeeling First Flush 2018 Phoobsering

  1. admin

    Second flush Darjeelings are generally less distinctively muscatel but smoother. First flushes tend to have more astringency.

  2. H Davies

    Differing views between me and my partner – he found it enjoyable, with a light citrussy scent and flavour, although I found it a little too sharp rather than sweet. A little too expensive to justify buying, compared to my usual 2nd flush namring darjeeling, which is always a reliable and refreshing tea.

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