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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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The bold, dark brown leaves of this 2022 second flush selection infuse a smooth, full-bodied liquor with classic muscatel flavor. A pronounced sweetness in the aroma complements a rich earthy quality reminiscent of a fall walk in the woods. Mouth-watering fruity notes and a sweet character make this exceptional Darjeeling a great choice for your next cup.

TD209 |
$1.13/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Harvested at the height of the 2022 second flush season, the dark brown leaves of this exemplary offering yield a smooth, full-bodied cup with a complex character. Rich toasty notes are embraced by a dried fruit sweetness reminiscent of a ripe apple. Hints of warm mulling spices add to the depth of flavor, finishing with a pleasant dryness that lingers as in a fine red wine. Enjoy this delightful tea, neat or with a touch of milk, at any time of day.

TD208 |
$1.39/cup
loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Spread across the rolling hills of the Mirik area of Darjeeling, the Singbulli Estate is well known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2022 second flush offering is true to their reputation. The lively cup begins with a toasty/woody aroma, accentuated by hints of caramel. The dark amber liquor exhibits a rich fruity bouquet, complemented by an excellent pairing of muscatel sweetness and crisp citrus-like notes, which linger into the finish. Steep longer if a splash of milk is desired.

TD210 |
$1.58/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
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
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 organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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A striking aroma, strong and fragrant with a stone fruit sweetness and toasty/nutty hints, introduces this organic second flush Darjeeling. The dark amber-copper cup is full-bodied yet smooth with a rich, rounded mouth feel and complex flavor. Notes of honey and apricot layer with warm toasty hints that linger in the bright finish. May accommodate a splash of milk, if desired.

TD164 |
$0.36/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Tindharia Estate Second Flush Darjeeling Loose Leaf Tea
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Rich and full-bodied with a crisp, lively character, this second flush tea displays a profusion of gold and silver tips decorating the dark-brown, broken leaves. The aroma hints of sweet muscatel, which intensifies into notes in the dark ruby-amber cup. A warm toastiness lingers in the finish. Good with milk.

TD158 |
($0.36/cup) ($0.27/cup)
The average rating for this product is 2 out of 5 stars 1 Review
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
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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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 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
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