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Darjeeling First Flush

Known as 'The Champagne of Teas' this high mountain First Flush Darjeeling has an incredibly complex flavour profile that seems to evolve from sip to sip.

Grown in the high elevations of the Himalayan hill region, this tea drinks more like a partially oxidized oolong rather than a black tea. It has strong notes of melon, grapes and pear.

Known in the tea world as an 'FTGFOP1' - this is the highest grade of tea in India. This acronym stands for 'Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe' although, some tea connoisseurs joke that it stands for 'Far Too Good For Ordinary People'. The First Flush or Spring Harvest is considered the finest of all the harvests as the leaves are still young, very flavourful and incredibly nutrient rich. 

Darjeeling is well known for its small and gentle leaves as it comes from the Camellia Sinensis Sinensis varietal rather than the more common Camellia Sinensis Assamica varietal.

Darjeeling tea cultivation has a relatively short history and only began when civil surgeon Arthur Campbell began planting some Chinese tea seeds in 1841. Shortly after, the British began planting nurseries and establishing a tea industry in order to compete with China.

Tasting Notes: Muscatel Grape, Malt, Pear
Region: Darjeeling, India | Elevation: 1200m
Serving: 3g | Temp: 90C | Steep time: 2-3min
Ingredients: black tea
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KR
07/05/2021
Karobi R.
Canada Canada

I’m afraid the Darjeeling tea leaves did not have the flavour I’m familiar with.

HW
06/02/2021
Heather W.
Canada Canada
Darjeeling review

I would purchase again. I do find your new bags a challenge to open. What is the correct way.

06/29/2021
Genuine Tea

Hi Heather - thanks so much for your feedback. There is a pull tab on the back that once pulled opens the bag. Then it can be resealed. These new bags are also 100% recyclable which is why they feel a little stretchy, but you can put them in blue ben when you're done =) Please take 25% OFF your next order for the inconvenience! Use code: genuine25 Thanks! Dave

MA
09/03/2020
Mohammad A.
Canada Canada
So Good!

I initially bought the 35g pouch at a Tea festival. I ended up liking it so much, I bought the 500g immediately after. This is an amazingly tasty tea and has quickly become my favorite. I can't wait to try the other black teas now!! Thanks again for your excellent customer service.

RS
09/10/2019
Robert S.
Canada Canada
Darjeeling is refreshing

Good local company with direct ties to tea farmers in the Orient. Sipping the clean taste of the finest tea.


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