Our Summer Darjeeling tea is also known as a 2nd flush Darjeeling.
The are 3 main times of year for producing good quality Darjeelings:
1st flush or Spring Darjeeling- Springtime harvested teas from late Feb. to mid April. The young leaves yield a light tea with generally intense muscatel with ‘point’. A gentle afternoon tea.
2nd flush or Summer Darjeeling – Harvested in June, these teas are more fully developed. The liquor is bright and the taste full and round excellent muscatel. An superb afternoon tea that is especially good with scones and raspberry conserve.
Autumnal or Autumn Darjeeling- Not always available depending upon the weather, they are typified by a round taste and coppery liquor. Excellent as a breakfast tea.