Puttabong, Organic Darjeeling Tea - First Flush 2020

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We picked up this batch of Darjeeling first flush 2020 from Puttabong tea estate just before the great interruption of the year. We had to wait a good two months before the tea could be finally shipped out of India. It is finally here, and we hope it will bring you joy and hope in this otherwise challenging times. 

(Please make sure when you read the reviews to confirm the production year. We have retained reviews from previous years because the overall character of the tea from a particular garden chosen by us remains the same. The reviews are helpful to compare the crop from past years.) 

The 2020 first flush from Puttabong is an elegant Darjeeling with characteristic peach and light floral notes. The delicate body yields a delightfully fruity flavor with a crisp finish. Leaves you with a soft sparkle.

DRY LEAF: Beautiful soft wiry leaves, with abundant tips and of green apples and pepper. 

INFUSED LEAF: Has a strong nose of juicy peach and gardenia. 

CUP: Light golden liquor with a pleasant aroma of peach and green apples. On the palate it is bright with peach notes and a bite that is balanced. The sweet lingering aftertaste is memorable.   


   1 tbsp or 2.5 gm per 8 oz cup

   180 F

   3 mins

*This tea is categorized as "China Moondrop SFTGFOP1" by the tea garden. 


Puttabong tea estate, Darjeeling 
The name of the tea garden means "place of green leaves."
Certified Organic and Fairtrade
Established: 1852


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Darjeeling First Flush 2020

I love this tea. I had never had first flush Darjeeling before, only later harvests, and I am so glad I tried it this year. Excellent flavor and aroma.

Ruhi M.
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Puttabong 2020

I was down to my last few cups of 19 1st flush Darjeeling when 2020 Puttabong arrived. I wish i could be ascetic enough to start my day without 1st flush Darjeeling (or its sister jun C from Nepal). . Niraj has already promised me my next 12 months supply, so i am happy to share that despite climate change and lockdown it stands up to one of the best 1st flushes. Its sister estates will, I am sure, try to tempt me with their grace and floral beauty. I will succumb, yet again, and love them equally. I will whisper to each, you are the best this year. I testified at the NY assembly last week to make sure we support and ensure our small businesses survival. I talked about Happy Earth and that whole strip on South Ave, as an integral part of community. Here's to healing, and a transformation, as we stand up for racial and economic injustice.

United States United States
Fabulous First Flush

I really loved the smell when I opened the packet and the tea itself was spectacular.

Ruhi M.
United States United States
2019 Puttabong

I have now chosen each of the estates over the last few years. 2019 Arya diamond was sold out. 2020 is not here yet . So what is a must have 1st flush darjeeling 1st thing every day tea drinker to do. drink 1st flush Puttabong and sigh with relief that all the 1st flushes and even the Jun chiyabari are manna from heaven. We are so lucky to have the best teas from halfway across the world even now. I must get the very 1st cup of 2020 1st flush darjeeling that anyone drinks in Rochester.

siva r.
United States United States
review of Darjeeling Puttabong 2019

Floral aroma, taste of fresh grass,catechin. This tea is great for after meal as a palate cleanser. Great taste lingers for a while.