Organic and Fair Trade! A first flush Darjeeling that is nicely astringent with a sharp, clear taste. The 2018 is darker than "typical" first flushes with enjoyable vegetal notes. These teas from Darjeeling tend to brew light- to medium-bodied cups, so we typically do not recommend adding milk. Try it with a squeeze of lemon during your afternoon tea break.
The first flush is the harvest of the brand new two leaves and a bud in the earliest spring growth of the plant. These early leaves are usually more delicate and tender, and therefore more light, floral, fresh, brisk, and astringent in flavor. Darjeeling first flush tea is so special that some consider it to be the “Champagne” of teas.