1st Flush Darjeeling
1st Flush Darjeeling
1st Flush Darjeeling

1st Flush Darjeeling


7 reviews

In Northern India, near the border of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan is the tea growing region known as Darjeeling. During the first flush, which lasts about 45 days beginning in mid-March, each bush is plucked of its new growth every seven days. Teas produced during this period are light in body, have nuances of pistachios, nectarines and freshly cut flowers.

Tasting Notes:

Muscatel grape, burnt sugar, sage

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Sally T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Delicate, with some body. I like it hot or iced.

Maya N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Bright and slightly astringent

Unfortunately, we over-brewed the first cups, so they came out slightly bitter, but the aroma was fresh and floral. Good tea for morning and afternoon.

United States United States
I recommend this product
Great for Green Tea lovers

I was pleasantly surprised by this one! It’s has a lighter taste, excellent - but I love a strong black tea, so I felt this was more for Green Tea drinkers. It has a more grassy/earthy taste to me, rather than the rich and full-bodied taste I get from it’s 2nd flush counterpart. I personally gravitate toward the 2nd flush Darjeeling, it’s the perfect one for me. But don’t miss this one either! It’s light and I agree with the review about having it iced!

stephen g.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great tea

But a real shame you discontinued the tea bags.

Sally T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
First Flush Darjeeling - exquisite

Darjeeling is my favorite tea, usually a 2nd Flush for breakfast. I discovered 1st flush - and am enjoying it in the afternoon iced. It is “lighter” than 2nd flush. Refreshing!


First flush Darjeeling

Blend Numerology

For a stimulating change of perspective, make a cup of Darjeeling and search "powers of ten" on YouTube.


For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 185 degrees. Steep 1 rounded tsp (2.7 g) loose leaf for three minutes while pondering the rotation of the earth.

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1st Flush Darjeeling

Indian Black Tea

Darjeeling, once a British hill station, is known for producing some of the world’s most prized and expensive teas. The high elevation of Dajeeling tea gardens puts stress on the bushes and results in teas of exceptionally nuanced flavor. Less oxidized compared to later flushes, first flushes are lighter in body and greenish in color, with notes muscatel grape, burnt sugar and sage.


Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, the Darjeeling region is home to 87 tea gardens. First flush begins in late March and lasts about 30 days, during which time each bush is plucked every seven days.