Our Teas and Their Characteristics
Darjeeling teas are acknowledged the very best teas in the world. Their taste and
flavor remain unmatched and cannot be replicated anywhere else. Tea
connoisseurs agree that without Darjeeling, tea would be like wine
without the prestige of champagne.
Darjeeling teas are distinguished according to the time of year they
are plucked. The plucking season begins at the end of February and
continues to the end of November. The teas are equally excellent, but
their flavor differs from season to season.
also called Easter Flush, is eagerly awaited by the connoisseur.
“Flush” refers to the freshly picked leaves, and
First Flush means the first tea harvested after winter, from the end of
February till the beginning of May. The leaves are tender and light
green. The infusion is bright in color and has a light, flowery flavor.
Second Flush refers to the second harvest of the year, leaves picked
from the beginning of June till mid-July. It produces an amber-gold
liquor that is fuller and stronger in taste than First Flush.
Green Darjeeling has the most
delicate flavor of all teas and is very light in color. Naturally low
in caffeine, this tea can be very soothing. Green Darjeeling is very
popular because of its mild and fresh taste and its known medical