Monday, June 6, 2011

Arrival of 2nd Flush 2011 Darjeeling teas

Arrival of 2nd Flush 2011 Darjeeling teas:
The 2nd Flush Harvest has finally started in Darjeeling, in this period of time Darjeeling hits a temperature of 25- 30 degrees Celsius during the day time and 15-20 degree Celsius at night. In this harvest the best teas are made from the most dehydrated leafs and shoots and unlike the 1st Flush the color of the dry made tea is coppery brown. The taste of a good 2nd Flush Darjeeling tea should be fully matured and rich with a lingering after taste. This is one of the most important harvest period for the tea industry in Darjeeling and it lasts for a very limited time and each tea gardens needs a seriously expert tea maker to make very good teas without wasting any green leafs.
The best 2nd Flush teas are often produced in the Mirik Valley and Kurseong area of Darjeeling district,this is the time when the world famous Muscatel character gets pronounced in Darjeeling teas.

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