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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.


Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This very approachable 2018 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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Tawny gold tips thread through neat, well-twisted leaves in this 2017 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

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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From its golden tippy leaf style to its smooth, toasty cup, this 2017 offering, from one of our favorite estates, has many fine points to consider. The aroma is fragrant with notes of sweet almond, which complement chestnut hints in the flavor. The clean finish has a dark cocoa suggestion.

TD31 |
$0.87/cup

Darjeeling loose leaf black tea
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This superlative 2017 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 organic loose leaf black tea
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This 2017 second flush organic Darjeeling tea has a mix of dark brown leaves and delicate golden tips, producing a top-notch cup with a complex flavor profile. The warm toasty aroma introduces a rich, full-bodied liquor, which can accommodate milk, if desired. Hints of stone fruit and almond are complemented by a pleasant pungency in the finish.

TD59 |
$0.44/cup

Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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Bold, dark brown leaves infuse a classic second flush tea, smooth and rich, with aromatic woody notes and a pleasant hint of wine. A warm toasty aroma and sweet character make this 2017 Darjeeling offering a great choice for your next cup.

TD69 |
$0.34/cup

Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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The attractive, well-made leaves of this 2017 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

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 2018 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

Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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This 2017 organic second flush offering has a classic muscatel character in both the aroma and the flavor. The deep amber cup has an invigorating pungency, which balances well with sweet notes of honey. The lingering finish whispers of spice. This outstanding selection is a great choice for second flush Darjeeling lovers.

TD97 |
$0.60/cup

Darjeeling organic loose leaf black tea
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First planted in 1852, the Puttabong Estate is notable as one of the first tea gardens in Darjeeling. The Kakra designation on this 2017 organic second flush selection refers to a leaf that's been visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations cause an initial oxidation before plucking. The aroma is very fragrant, with hints of almond and flowers. The dark amber liquor has a smooth, rich mouth feel with a sweet flavor hinting of stone fruit and honey.

TD98 |
$0.61/cup

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 organic loose leaf black tea
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Well-twisted leaves in hues of rich brown produce a copper-amber cup with a toasty aroma, suggestive of chestnuts. Hints of honey sweeten the rich, toasty/nutty flavor, finishing on a crisp, clean note.

TDC1 |
$21.25
$15.94