Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Tea FTGFOP1

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions


Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Tea FTGFOP1 is a full-bodied, muscatel Indian Black Tea teeming with character and charm. It comes from the Balasun Tea Estate located in Darjeeling district, West Bengal, an area known for producing “the Champagne of Tea”.

This particular infusion is, of course, no exception, going above and beyond to impress casual drinkers and connoisseur alike.

The term FTGFOP1, it’s worth noting, stands for “Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”. This refers to Tea made from the top bud of the first two leaves of each new shoot. Each also contains young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of ‘tip’ and ‘bud’. “FTG”, in particular, means it has an exceptionally high content of golden tips. We pack Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Tea FTGFOP1 fresh to order.

About Balasun Tea Estate in Darjeeling

M/s Devenport & Company Ltd. established Balasun (then known as Nahore Balasun from the Lepcha dialect) in 1871. It lies within the Kurseong sub-division of the Darjeeling Hill district, some 40 miles from Bagdogra Airport. The area is also flanked by the estates of Moondakotee to the north, Margaret’s Hope to the east, Nagari to the west and Ambootia to the south.

Many consider Tea grown at Balasun as remarkably bold and flavoursome. It often comes with traditionally muscatel notes, accompanied by floral undertones.

Other agricultural products produced here include fruit, ginger and cardamom. In fact, almost all ingredients needed for a delicious Chai Tea are to hand at this remarkable, historic garden.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: The Balasun Tea Estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.

How to Serve: Most enjoy this infusion without additions. However, others consider milk, sugar, honey or lemon. The choice is yours.

Tasting Notes: This is perhaps one of the boldest Darjeeling Tea types we stock. Every sip offers surprisingly full-bodied notes with characteristically regional undertones.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.

Orher Reasons to Drink Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Tea FTGFOP1

Preliminary evidence suggests that habitual Tea drinking (at least three times a week) could support a longer, healthier life! This is according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which saw 100,902 participants split into two groups.

The first group was comprised of volunteers who drank three or more cups of Tea a week. The second group, meanwhile, included those who drank less than three brews a week.

Both sets of test subjects were followed-up for a median of 7.3 years, the results ultimately establishing that 50-year-old habitual Tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease. Additionally, scientists noted that these same brew lovers could live up to 1.26 years longer than someone who never or rarely drank Tea.

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    Black Tea
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    Loose Tea
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5 / 5
  1. Another flavoursome tea. My husband highly recommends.

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