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After the first flush season ends around mid-April, the tea plants go through a short dormancy until the next growth period - the second flush. Second flush season usually begins in late May and continues through the month of June.

The liquor ranges in color from golden to dark amber, a full-bodied cup that is prized for its “muscatel” character, a ripe fruit quality. Fragrant and rich, notes of honey along with nutty/toasty hints are often found in the flavor.

We source the finest second flush Darjeeling teas the season has to offer, direct from the estates, to provide you with the ultimate tea experience.


loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Poobong Estate has been producing teas of superior quality since the early 1900s. With its rich full-bodied cup, this second flush selection continues that tradition. A sweet aroma enhances notes of cocoa and a warm toastiness in the dark amber liquor. The finish lingers with a dried fruit sweetness. Enjoy this delightful tea with a dollop of milk, if desired.

TD14 |
$1.00/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This superlative second flush Darjeeling selection offers a classic balance of complex flavor with a refreshing pungency. The rich, toasty aroma sets the stage for the smooth cup character, complemented by a fruity sweetness and nutty/toasty hints. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD58 |
$0.77/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This very approachable second flush Darjeeling tea offers a smooth, rich cup with a complex aroma and flavor. Bold, dark brown leaves produce a sparkling, dark amber liquor. Notes of muscatel and honey, accented by hints of almond and cocoa, are enveloped by a warm toastiness, which lingers long into the crisp finish.

TD15 |
$0.66/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Rich muscatel notes, accentuated by a dark honey sweetness, impart a classic second flush flavor to the ruby-amber liquor of this Darjeeling selection. Toasty nuances join a suggestion of cocoa, adding a warm complexity to the smooth, full-bodied cup. The finish lingers with a light cleansing pungency.

TD93 |
$0.63/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Bold, dark brown leaves produce a deep amber liquor with a pronounced toasty aroma in this second flush offering from one of our favorite tea estates. Hints of muscatel accentuate the smooth, sweet character. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD36 |
$0.59/cup

loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The bold, well-twisted leaves of this second flush offering produce a rich, full-bodied cup with a refreshing character. A pronounced toasty aroma hints of caramel and fruit. Notes of muscatel and a honey sweetness round out the complex profile. The dark amber liquor will accommodate a splash of milk, if desired.

TD52 |
$0.56/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The attractive, well-made leaves of this second flush organic selection yield a rich amber cup with a sweet, toasty aroma. Nutty hints accent notes of dried fruit in the flavor, with a refreshing astringency that lingers long into the finish.

TD92 |
$0.50/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Harvested from higher elevations of the Puttabong Estate, this second flush selection was produced without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The Kakra designation refers to a leaf visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations to the leaf cause an initial oxidation before plucking. The medium amber liquor has a fresh, lively aroma and silky smooth mouth feel. A nectar-like sweetness enhances the classic muscatel notes, which linger long into the finish.

TD44 |
$0.48/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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Tawny gold tips thread through neat, well-twisted leaves in this second flush selection. A sweet, toasty aroma sets the stage for a round, full-bodied cup. The medium amber liquor is smooth with woody notes and a bright citrus-like quality in the finish.

TD17 |
$0.48/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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A gentle sprinkling of golden tips accents this 2017 organic Darjeeling selection from the second flush season. The rich, toasty aroma is complemented by nuances of cocoa. The dark amber cup is smooth and satisfying with hints of toast and spice.

TDA4 |
$0.47/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This second flush selection has a sweet, inviting fragrance, which introduces notes of stone fruit in the sparkling amber liquor. A velvety smooth mouth feel and pear-like sweetness complement a rich woody note that adds depth to the cup. The finish is clean and smooth.

TD73 |
$0.45/cup
USDA Organic 
Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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The bold, dark brown leaves of this organic second flush offering produce a dark amber liquor with a rich muscatel aroma and flavor. A syrupy mouth feel punctuates a honey sweetness that lingers into the finish.

TD86 |
$0.40/cup