2022 Selimbong Darjeeling First Flush Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions


You’ve found our 2022 Selimbong Darjeeling First Flush Tea. Consisting of a well-made green leaf with silver tips, it produces a light and bright amber liquor when brewed. Indulge in its delicate and slightly floral flavour from the first to the last sip.

Discover for yourself when you buy it here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is packed by hand and fresh to order. 

The Selimbong Tea Estate and Region

This renowned Organic Tea garden is situated within the Mirk Valley at altitudes of 1,400 metres above sea level. It boasts about 160 hectares of Tea-growing land. Like all other Tea estates in the Darjeeling district, the First Flush period - signifying the first harvest of the year - takes place in March. The colour of the leaf might be confusing; however, it is, in fact, a type of Loose Leaf Black Tea

The region as a whole has produced Tea since the 19th century when a Scotsman named Robert Fortune smuggled saplings from China and introduced them to Darjeeling. Today, the industry covers an estimated 17,500 hectares and employs over 52,000 people, 60% of whom are women.

Despite its allure, a mere 1% of India’s total Tea output comes from Darjeeling. Selimbong First Flush Tea is all the rarer!

How to Brew 2022 Darjeeling Tea Selimbong First Flush

  1. Get a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with about five grams of Tea.

  2. Place the accessory in your favourite cup or mug.

  3. Pour freshly boiled water just under 100°C over the leaves.

  4. Allow it to infuse for 2-4 minutes. 

How to Serve: Best served without accompaniments. Alternatively, add honey, lemon, milk or sugar. 

Tasting Notes: Embrace a floral flavour with muscatel hints. 

The Benefits of 2022 Selimbong Darjeeling First Flush Tea

Those who choose a cup of 2022 Selimbong Darjeeling First Flush Tea will treat not only their taste buds but their health and wellbeing. This is because it contains an abundance of beneficial nutrients capable of achieving much with frequent consumption.

Studies indicate that Black Tea can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, boost immunity, aid digestion and even promote weight loss. 

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Anti Oxidants
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
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