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Summer 2020 - Spring Harvest In Darjeeling

The most anticipated time of the year is upon us - the first flush season in Darjeeling, India. The season usually begins in med-February when the earth starts to warm up after the plants' winter dormancy. The newly sprouting tea leaves are packed with stored nutrients and plucked by hand in the traditional way - two leaves and a bud. Batch sizes are limited and their quality is unparalleled. First flush teas are sometimes referred to as "sunshine in a cup," with a flavor that is delicate and smooth yet so full of brightness. The fresh and slightly floral aroma is enthralling. (read the full article on page 50 of our Summer catalog)


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