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Second Flush Darjeeling Tea

Nestled in the Himalayan Mountains of West Bengal, India, the Darjeeling region is well known for its lush, rolling hills and breathtaking views. There are several flushes each growing season in Darjeeling, the most well-known being first flush and second flush. A “flush” is a period of time when the tea plants grow new leaves that are then harvested by hand or machine.

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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Smooth and rich, this second flush Darjeeling offers pronounced muscatel notes in both the fragrant aroma and the dark amber cup. Nutty/toasty nuances and hints of honey lead to a dry, lingering finish that hints of spice. Another sublime selection from Victoria’s Peak, a division of the renowned Steinthal Estate.

TD187 |
$1.22/cup
Arya Tea Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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Sprinkled with downy golden tips, the dark brown, well-made leaves of this 2020 second flush tea yield a deep copper-amber liquor with a sweet, complex fragrance that portends the richly layered nuances in the cup. An ambrosial honey sweetness wraps around ripe fruity notes and floral/herbaceous hints, complemented by a full mouth feel. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD161 |
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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Offerings from the Castleton Estate have always been among our favorites of each season. With its rich fruity flavor and complex, inviting aroma, this exemplary second flush selection is sure to satisfy the Darjeeling lover. The medium amber cup is velvety smooth with a warm toastiness balanced by a honey sweetness. A lively, lingering finish completes a great tea experience.

TD183 |
$0.61/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Located in the majestic Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, at an elevation range of 3,000-6,000 feet, the Margaret’s Hope Estate has been producing outstanding teas for over a century and a half. This second flush offering continues that fine tradition with its rich fruity character, exhibiting mouth-filling notes of muscatel, enhanced by a honey sweetness and toasty/woody hints. The finish is smooth and lingering.

TD184 |
$0.61/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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This second flush Darjeeling blend boasts a rich muscatel aroma and flavor, heightened to an ambrosial quality by a pronounced honey sweetness. The dark amber cup finishes with a pleasant astringency that lingers on the palate. A great value for second flush Darjeeling aficionados!

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$0.44/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Castleton Estate is known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This second flush offering is true to their reputation. The dark amber liquor has a vibrant bouquet, bursting with notes of muscatel and a ripe stone fruit sweetness. The full-bodied, complex cup is smooth and full of flavor, complemented by a rich mouth feel. Pronounced notes of honey and hints of spice linger in the crisp finish.

TD153 |
($0.67/cup) ($0.50/cup)
USDA Organic organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The well-crafted, dark brown leaves of this organic second flush Darjeeling selection yield a smooth, full-bodied cup with a rich fruity aroma. The dark amber liquor is rich with notes of muscatel and honey, enhanced by a dried fruit sweetness and fleeting suggestion of grape leaves. A crisp, clean finish completes an eminently satisfying tea experience.

TD181 |
$0.62/cup
Namring Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea 2020 2nd Flush
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Harvested during the second flush season, this top selection showcases dark brown leaves accented with gold and silver downy tips. A toasty aroma introduces a smooth, rich dark-amber liquor with a honey sweetness and ripe muscatel notes that become more pronounced as the tea cools. The finish lingers with hints of stone fruit.

TD146 |
$1.22/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Located in the majestic Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, at an elevation range of 3,000-6,000 feet, the Margaret’s Hope Estate has been producing outstanding teas for over a century and a half. This 2020 second flush offering continues that fine tradition with its rich fruity character, complemented by warm toasty/nutty notes. Hinting of freshly baked sugar cookies and fragrant grape leaves, the aroma introduces a dark amber cup with pronounced honey notes and hints of dark grape. The finish lingers with a suggestion of dry white wine.

TD149 |
$0.56/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Risheehat Estate is well known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This organic second flush offering is true to their reputation. The full-bodied liquor is sweet and fragrant with rich, fruity notes of muscatel and dried apricot, enhanced by toasty/biscuity hints. The finish lingers with a gentle sweetness and a crisp suggestion of dry red wine.

TD182 |
$0.54/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Another stellar selection from one of our favorite estates, this well-crafted second flush Darjeeling produces a silky smooth cup with a warm toasty aroma hinting of fruit. A whisper of tropical fruit in the dark amber cup adds an ambrosial sweetness to rich muscatel notes that linger long into the finish.

TD200 |
$0.41/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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In this superb second flush Darjeeling selection, warm notes of toast and fruit weave together in the fragrant aroma, reminiscent of stone fruit jam on toast. This rich combination reveals itself in the silky smooth flavor as well, complemented by hints of spice that linger into the finish. Try a splash of milk to enhance this tea’s great qualities.

TD201 |
$0.41/cup
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