Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Darjeeling Flushes

Darjeeling First Flush
First Flush is the first tea harvested after winter, from the end of February until the end of April.  
It is bright in color and has a light, flowery flavor.


Darjeeling Second Flush
Second Flush refers to the second harvest of the year, leaves picked from the beginning of June until mid-July.  It produces an amber-gold liquor that is fuller and stronger in taste than First Flush.

Darjeeling Selected Tea
Selected Tea is carefully selected from different harvests. Its flavor is similar to First Flush, but its liquor is darker.

Green Selected Darjeeling
Green Selected Darjeeling - carefully chosen from different harvests.
Green Darjeeling is made from the same tea bushes as black Darjeeling.
Only the process of production is different. 
Whereas black Darjeeling is changed by oxidation (fermentation), green Darjeeling is not. 
Thus, it keeps its green color and its typical taste – slightly bitter, while remaining  mild and fresh. 

Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1 - FTGFOP1
In Darjeeling, the very best leaf grade is “Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1.”  
The term refers to tea of the highest quality, which has been most carefully produced from even leaves and tender tips.


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