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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.

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.

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Arya Estate Darjeeling Second Flush Tea
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This broken-leaf 2020 second flush Darjeeling tea selection from Arya Estate is notable for pronounced honey notes in both the inviting toasty aroma and silky smooth cup. The dark amber liquor offers a lively quality that balances well with the sweetness and lingers into the finish.

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Balasun Tea Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A bounty of silvery tips complements the dark brown leaves of this 2020 second flush Darjeeling. The glowing amber liquor is sweet and fragrant with toasty hints. The full-bodied cup is complex with a layered panoply of flavors—stone fruit, toasty, honey and muscatel. The finish lingers on a crisp note. A great choice for adding milk, if desired.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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The Castleton Estate is known for crafting top-notch Darjeeling teas. This 2020 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.

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Giddapahar Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea
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A pronounced toasty aroma with a lovely honey sweetness introduces this 2020 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.

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USDA Organic Darjeeling Tea Leaves 2nd Flush Liza Hill Estate
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Bold, dark brown leaves, laced with an abundance of pale golden tips, infuse a classic second flush Darjeeling tea, heady with pronounced notes of dried stone fruit. Smooth, rich notes of muscatel and a pronounced honey sweetness in the russet-amber liquor make this 2020 organic Darjeeling loose leaf tea offering a great choice for your next cup.

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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.

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Namring Estate Loose Darjeeling Tea 2020 2nd Flush
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Harvested during the 2020 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.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Ripe muscatel notes predominate in both the fragrant aroma and rich cup of this 2020 second flush selection. Laced with a generous complement of silver and gold tips, the small, neat leaves produce a dark copper-amber liquor with a honey sweetness that lingers long into the finish. A great value for an everyday cup.

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USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling 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 dark amber cup of this 2020 organic second flush offering exhibits a vibrant toasty aroma with fruity/nutty hints. The flavor is full-bodied and sweet with notes of honey embracing hints of muscatel. The finish lingers with a hint of spiciness.

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USDA Organic loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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Delicate golden tips adorn the dark-brown, broken leaves of this 2020 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.

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loose leaf Darjeeling black tea
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With its great value and rich, full-bodied character, this 2020 second flush Darjeeling blend is the perfect choice for your everyday cup. The bold, dark brown leaves produce a dark amber liquor with a pronounced toasty aroma, fragrant with ripe fruity hints. A silky smooth mouth feel complements a tropical fruit sweetness that lingers into the finish.

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