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Three Seasons of Darjeeling - First Flush, Second Flush, Autumn Flush

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You often hear us talk about the different seasons of Darjeeling tea in terms of First Flush, Second Flush and Autumn Flush. For the uninitiated, these flushes denote the time when tea is plucked and produced: First Flush in spring (end of February - end of April), Second Flush in summer (June-July) and Autumn Flush (October-November). The tea produced during each different season exhibits unique characteristics making it a worthwhile pursuit for every tea enthusiast to experience it in their cup. Especially important to understand, no matter which season the tea is plucked it’s from the very same bushes!

Buy this set of three teas from Arya Tea Estate and taste them side by side to appreciate seasonal differences of Darjeeling tea. Each tea packet includes 12 gm of tea, enough to make four cups. For steeping instructions refer to each tea.  

Arya Spring, First Flush 2020
Arya Ruby, Second Flush 2020
Arya Ruby Autumn Flush 2020

Read our blog post for the tasting we did. 

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Katie C.
United States United States
A great set of teas to learn about Darjeeling

I love learning about tea, and this sampler was a great way to gain a better understanding of the nuances of different flushes of Darjeeling. I made all three at once so I could try them side by side. The Spring Flush was quite different from the other two, but I found the differences between Second Flush and Autumn Flush pretty subtle. Next time I make the three together, I'll open the blog post with your tasting notes to see if that helps me notice differences I missed the first time. There's always more to learn! I would love more tasting sets like this.

Happy Earth Tea

So glad to hear you enjoyed the Three Seasons of Darjeeling experience Katie. We'll plan to offer more of these tasting opportunities. Our spring teas are arriving soon! Thanks for supporting our small business!

Suzanne D.
United States United States
Three Seasons of Darjeeling

I enjoyed all three, but found that they varied a lot in terms of brewed strength. First Flush is light, too much so for breakfast, but excellent for teatime in then afternoon. I just had the Autumn flush for breakfast (the second time I tried it and it was excellent, not very powerful but it had enough zing for my first cup of tea. i also have enjoyed the second flush and will try it again soon. The tasting trio is a great idea.

Happy Earth Tea

So glad you enjoyed the tasting collection Suzanne! Thanks for sharing your insights. Stay well!