Second Flush Teas are known for its quality and flavour. The liquor is bright and has a full bodied taste. It has a "Muscatel" flavour, which is unique to Second Flush teas. It is the most sought after and highly valued tea, enjoyed by connoisseurs. The tea is loaded with polyphenols which function as a powerful antioxidant, thus keeping you in good health. Known as the “Champagne of Teas”, Darjeeling tea has a unique flavour and taste owing to its geographical region and natural climate, not found elsewhere in the world.
Dry Leaf: Short, tightly-rolled black leaves with tips.
Aroma: A mellow woody flavour.
Colour of Liquor: Dark Amber
Flavour of the Tea: The flavours in this summer tea are exceptionally well-rounded, ample in the mouth, quite aromatic, and intense enough to stand out.
Compliments: Perfect complement to a creamy dessert such as trifle or even an éclair.
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to near boiling point. Take one teaspoon of tea leaves in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 4-5 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength. Leaves can be steeped multiple times till it gives flavour.
Tea Master Recommendation: Best enjoyed without milk. Can add honey and lemon to taste. Always use fresh water. Do not use re-boiled water. The brewed leaves can be steeped multiple times with an increase in steeping time. Sip it when it cools down a little instead of boiling hot for enhanced flavour.
Certifications: The estate from where the tea has been sourced has the following certifications: HACCP/ISO 22000 Quality Systems Certification FSSC 22000 Certified Rainforest Alliance Certified, ETP Certified.