2nd Flush Darjeeling
2nd Flush Darjeeling
2nd Flush Darjeeling
2nd Flush Darjeeling

2nd Flush Darjeeling


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The second flush of Darjeeling tea begins high in the Himalayan foothills in late May and lasts about 45 days. Around this time, tea gardens produce teas of wonderfully complex flavors of butter, nuts, flowers and fruits with balanced astringency and a sweet toasty finish. Teas produced during this period have a fuller flavor than teas from first flush.

Tasting Notes:

Muscatel grape, wintergreen, sage

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Shockingly good

I have never been a huge fan of Darjeeling. This has made me a believer! I decided to try a second flush, as I'm pretty sure I've only ever had the first, which is usually a little too weak for my taste. This second flush is as bold as many assams, much to my delight. I was a little nervous but also intrigued about the "wintergreen" description. But one sip of this and my eyes popped out of my head, it was so delicious! It tasted like a bold floral, maybe like a sweet rose, with a clean green grape-like flavor that reminded me very much of the wineries (I'm from San Francisco). It does taste like wintergreen too, yet it's not actual wintergreen leaves of course, so it's not minty. The aftertaste is weirdly musty, like a damp wine cellar. Very interesting aspect, but the whole thing adds up to, frankly, pure pleasure.

Phyllis S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Delicious! Will buy again!

Donna S.
United States United States
Wonderful black tea

A five star experience for me to drink this tea in the morning.

Daniel W.
United States United States
Beautiful cup of tea

I prefer second flush Darjeeling to 1st flush because I like a strong cup of tea in the morning. I've been buying 2nd flush from Smith Teamaker for years, and I am never disappointed with the quality of the tea. It is always fresh and fragrant right out of the bag. I do find that the strength can vary from crop to crop, so I usually adjust the amount of tea I use after the first couple of mornings with a new bag. The tea brews up beautiful - a stunning color in my cup, a great Darjeeling aroma, and a lovely, complex flavor profile. It is a tea to savor and drink slowly! It also stands up very well to multiple steepings, using less water with each subsequent steep.

Jillian S.
United States United States
Darjeeling tea

I enjoy the taste and aroma


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2nd Flush Darjeeling

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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. Teas produced during this period have fuller flavor than teas from the first flush, with notes of muscatel grape, wintergreen and sage.


Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, the Darjeeling region is home to 87 tea gardens. Second flush begins in early May and lasts for about 30 days, where the tea bushes are plucked every seven days.