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Puttabong, Darjeeling First Flush 2018 (Organic)


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Darjeeling Spring #4.

An early harvest (DJ4) first flush 2018 tea using top quality Darjeeling clonals with a complex fruity character and a sweet finish.

DRY LEAF: Made up of a clonal blend*, the long wiry well-rolled leaves wrap you in a notes of sweet bread, green apples and pepper. The leaves are well picked, revealed by the abundant presence of silvery buds.

INFUSION: The supple leaves yield a strong peach and gardenia fragrance. 

CUP: Light golden liquor with a very pleasant aroma of peach and green apples that precede mango and  - surprise! suprise!  - muscatel notes. The latter is not very obvious but there is enough hint of it to give the cup a wonderful depth. Normally, muscatel notes are more found only in a second flush (summer) harvest and rarely in a first flush tea. The sweet aftertaste lingers leaving you with a smile. 


   1 level tbsp or 2.5 gm per 8-12 oz cup

   185 F

   3 mins

*This tea is categorized as "Conal Queen" by the tea garden. It is made from some of the best clonal varieties of Darjeeling - AV2, P312 and B157.


Puttabong tea estate is one of the oldest tea estates in Darjeeling. Established in 1852, the name of the garden means "place of green leaves". This is a certified organic tea estate.

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Sylvie B.

Naraj and Happy Earth Tea

Naraj and Happy Earth Tea Company alway deliver first quality teas from all the Darjeeling estates he chooses to buy from. With Narja's knowledge and palate this years' Puttabong Spring flush No. 4 is to say exquisite. I am not a expert and not a tea journalist but this tea is extraordinary. We have enjoyed it both hot and cold, especially over the recent heatwave here in Montreal Canada. We have made multiple batches of cold brewed tea with it and it blooms with floral and velvet body and texture without a hint of bitterness. Thank you Happy Earth Tea. PS. Just to prove how good the Darjeeling teas are from Naraj and company we buy it from Rochester and get it shipped to friends in Michigan and shipped to us in Montreal. Happy Earth Tea Company is no doubt one of the best teas houses not just in N.A. but as good as any of the old houses in London. Regards Richard Simpson

Zeb H.

The tea was awesome as

The tea was awesome as always!!

Richard W.

Always great tea and a

Always great tea and a great experience

Tapan M.

This tea is one of

This tea is one of the best Darjeeling First Flush - excellent flavor and golden liquor. Real good way to start the day.

Joanne w.

Lovely delicate tea. I found

Lovely delicate tea. I found that the instructions for 185° for three minutes surprising but a very good results.