About Second Flush Darjeeling:
Tea making in Darjeeling has distinct seasons, with early plucking beginning in late March. After a brief period the second plucking ‘Second Flush’ generally occurs in late April, May, and June. Teas are also made after the rains in summer and ‘Autumnal’ tea are gaining more popularity. The flavors vary with the season and are dependent on the climate and processing technique.
Second Flush refers to the plucking season of May through June. The flavor is stronger, and as such, Second Flush teas are sometimes preferred over First Flush teas by lovers of hearty and full-bodied teas. Very distinct muscatel aroma.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Black Tea Leaves.
Distinct hearty muscatel flavor.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|