Friday, May 24, 2013
The 2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling tea harvest has just started in Darjeeling. The dormant period is almost over in all the plantations in Darjeeling. This is one of the most important harvest in the Darjeeling tea industry. All the gardens in Darjeeling rely on their expert tea makers who are very careful while making the 2nd flush teas as sometimes this harvest is so short that it might pass away within days.
The most important factors for the 2nd flush crop are the soil and the climatic conditions. The temperature difference between day and night should not be more than 10 degrees Celsius and the overall climatic conditions should be dry. The best teas during this harvest carry the muscatel flavour which is only found in Darjeeling teas and cannot be replicated by teas of any other regions.
The best Muscatel variety Darjeeling teas are plucked from the most dehydrated china variety leafs and buds. Some of the exclusive teas are also produced from the clonal tea bushes. The perfect 2nd flush Darjeeling tea should have slightly dark golden red liquor in the cup and a matured fruity /flowery aroma in the nose.
We are already tasting a lot of samples from various different gardens of Darjeeling and we expect to have some great 2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling teas from gardens like Turzum ,Sungma ,Puttabong ,Risheehat,Giddapahar,Castleton, Margaret`s hope and Thurbo. We also expect to see some great teas from the other unmentioned tea gardens as well.
As usual we are working very hard to choose the right and perfect 2nd flush 2013 darjeeling teas and shall inform all our tea lovers friends once the list of exotic Darjeeling teas are completed!