Picture the scene…as the heavens open up and the first spring rains spread across the Himalayan foothills, the Darjeeling tea gardens start to turn a vibrant green in a flush of colour.
Often referred to as the "Champagne of Teas", Loose Leaf Darjeeling Tea is highly sought after, and for good reason. Grown high in the foothills of the Himalayas on the Bannockburn estate, one of the oldest of the 87 estates and considered to be one of the most beautifully maintained gardens in Darjeeling, it really is the best of the best.
The earliest harvest of the year is referred to as the “First Flush” and is considered to be one of the finest teas produced anywhere in the world.This year's first flush Darjeeling Tea is supremely light and floral with a pleasing astringency and hints of that elusive muscatel flavour. Its bright infusion and intensity of flavour was irresistible.
Darjeeling First Flush is clearly prized amongst self-professed green, oolong and black tea lovers alike due to its natural sweetness, subtle flavours and rich texture.
Thompson’s Single Estate Darjeeling, an exquisite afternoon tea.