Comprised of the first tender shoots of the newly grown tea plant, First Flush Darjeeling tea is a seasonal tea offering that is applauded by tea enthusiasts around the world. Our 2019 offering is grown at the Puttabong Estate and is part of the Clonal Exotic Line, Lot #EX6.
Overlooking the snow-capped peaks of the famous Kanchenjunga mountain, the Puttabong plantation is located north-east of the city of Darjeeling and extends right up to the border with Sikkim. Planted in 1852, this garden is known for being the oldest in the region. It also has one of the best reputations, due in particular to its offerings that have been specially developed to suit the agro-climatic conditions of the area.
This tea is an exceptional spring picking with a fresh, vegetal mouth feel at the start developing smoothly towards more floral and fruity notes with a delicate astringency. When brewed, it yields a light gold infusion with a uniquely intoxicating muscatel bouquet. Typical of a stand out First Flush Darjeeling, it finishes with a pleasing citrus sweetness on the palate.