Crop Seasons of Darjeeling Tea




Description of Tea

Color of Liquor


1-st flush


March - April


The young leaves yield a light green tea with a liquor that is light, clear, bright and imparts a pleasant brisk aroma. Their arrival is impatiently awaited by connoisseurs.



2-nd flush


May - June


The leaf has a purplish bloom. The liquor is bright, the taste full and round with a fruity note. It is during this period that the famous "Muscatel" aroma becomes pronounced.



Summer flush (rain flush)


July - September


During this period the nature of the liquor changes, becoming stronger, yet retaining brightness and character.



Autumn flush


October - November


These autumn-harvested Darjeelings are characterized by large leaves that give a round taste and coppery liquor.



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