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First Flush Darjeeling (2018 Goomtee Organic Muscatel Valley)

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 2018 offering is grown at the Goomtee Organic Muscatel Valley, a unique organic tea garden in Darjeeling. This teas quality is absolutely top grade because of the high altitude of over 4500 ft and pure china leaf combined with excellent harvesting methods.

While the dry leaf is a bit larger and more open-leaf than traditional first flush types, it is very appealing to the eye, with large silver tips and hard-withered evergreen leaf balanced throughout. The cup is equally interesting, with a citrusy-sweet aroma and a bright and clean flavor. 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.

Brewing Tips: Our First Flush Darjeeling tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F) and then allowed to cool for just less than a minute. Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. First Flush Darjeeling tea should be steeped for 3 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!


How Much Tea Do I Need?
1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea
8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea
4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
First Flush Darjeeling - 4 oz. Refill Bag
$20.00
First Flush Darjeeling - 2 oz. Tin
$13.00
First Flush Darjeeling - 8 oz. Tin
$38.00
First Flush Darjeeling - 8 oz. Refill Bag
$36.00
First Flush Darjeeling - 4 oz. Tin
$22.00
First Flush Darjeeling - Sample
$4.50