Friday, May 25, 2018
A super speciality Premium 2nd flush 2018 Darjeeling tea plucked from the special AV2 clonal section of this premium organic garden of Darjeeling. The dry leaves are coppery/brown in appearance and are filled with small size golden and silver tips which further give rich flavours of dark chocolates and sweet raisins in this state.
When steeped for about 4 and a half minutes the cup gives out dark golden orange liquor. Each sip reminds of dark chocolates, ripe strawberries and sweet raisins with slight hints of roasted cashew nuts and hazelnuts with a lingering citrus and musky after taste.
A true jewel of the 2nd flush 2018 muscatel Darjeeling tea harvest!
An approach to 2nd flush 2018 Darjeeling teas:
We are again very excited to select the finest 2nd flush 2018 Darjeeling teas for our tea lover friends living all over the world. The 2nd flush harvest is of the most important harvest of Darjeeling tea industry as during this period the teas produced in Darjeeling hill has a unique “muscatel” flavour which tea lovers all around the world compare with the Muscat wine or Muscat grapes. Tea experts even claim that this is such a unique character in Darjeeling tea during 2nd flush harvest that no other tea growing area in the world can replicate this character.
The ideal time for 2nd flush harvest in Darjeeling is last week of May to last week of June but this year we are seeing some early 2nd flush teas as tea bushes were pruned early last year in most of the garden of Darjeeling after the strikes. For a perfect 2nd flush harvest the night and day temperature difference should not be more than 12-15 degrees Celsius .The finest muscatel 2nd flush teas are made from the most dehydrated leaves and buds. A perfect 2nd flush Darjeeling tea should have dark golden orange liquor, with fully brown infused leaves. The flavour should remind of dark chocolates and Muscat grapes and should have a sweet and strong after taste. These are the few thumb rules that we follow while choosing the finest teas in 2nd flush harvest.
We taste about 40 cups of different teas from various gardens of Darjeeling everyday and have already started choosing the best teas. We will inform all our tea lover friends after the selections are completed and the 2nd flush list is ready.
Till then we appreciate your patience and thank you for reading this article. Please keep visiting our website for best of Darjeeling tea harvests.