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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.

USDA Organic Sungma Estate Second Flush (2020 DJ-101) Organic Darjeeling Oolong
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In this organic second flush Darjeeling Oolong selection, very bold, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, mellow cup with a rich toasty aroma that hints of muscatel. A pronounced honey sweetness blooms in the dark amber liquor, wrapping around ripe fruity notes that linger into the finish.

TD152 |
($0.70/cup) ($0.53/cup)
Giddapahar Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A pronounced toasty aroma with a lovely honey sweetness introduces this second flush selection. Upon first sip, a vibrant burst of fruity flavor dances across the palate. The dark amber liquor is smooth and rich with prominent peachy notes, hints of muscatel and a lingering toasty finish. This outstanding tea from Giddapahar Estate is sure to please Darjeeling aficionados.

TD157 |
($0.77/cup) ($0.58/cup)
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
USDA Organic organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Delicate golden tips adorn the dark-brown, broken leaves of this organic second flush selection. A pronounced sweet fragrance heralds a rich toasty cup, strong enough for a splash of milk, if desired. A whisper of tropical fruit sweetness lingers in the crisp finish.

TD156 |
($0.39/cup) ($0.30/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
USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The dark brown leaves of this organic second flush selection, enhanced by a scattering of silver tips, produce a deep copper liquor. Its warm, sweet aroma, rich with mouth-watering toasty hints of dried fruit, is the overture to creamy tropical and rich honey notes in the syrupy, full-bodied cup. The finish is crisp and tart with a lingering sweetness, which becomes more pronounced as this tea cools, making it the perfect choice for iced tea if you desire.

TD193 |
$0.39/cup
USDA Organic organic Loose Leaf Second Flush Darjeeling Tea
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This organic broken-leaf offering is a great choice for those seeking a Darjeeling that will accommodate a dollop of milk. The complex aroma is fragrant with layers of citrus, toasty spice and Burgundy. The dark amber cup is smooth and rich, revealing notes of toast and oak, supported by a brown sugar sweetness. A suggestion of tropical fruit lends a lively flair to the lingering finish.

TD165 |
$0.36/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 |
($0.97/cup) ($0.73/cup)
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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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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
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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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
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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An aroma hinting of muscatel and oak introduces the smooth, ruby-amber liquor of this second flush Darjeeling. A syrupy mouth feel wraps around notes of stone fruit, leading to a bright, crisp finish. Add a splash of milk to enhance the rich quality of the cup.

TD123 |
($0.67/cup) ($0.50/cup)
The average rating for this product is 3 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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