Darjeeling First Flush Balasun 2021

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions


Darjeeling First Flush Balasun 2021 is a Loose Leaf Black Tea from the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. Workers harvest it during the first flush season, which connoisseurs consider the best of the best when it comes to Darjeeling Tea.

Even better, perhaps, is the fact that the Balasun Tea Garden has an excellent reputation for producing full-bodied infusions with grassy undertones.

The Balasun Tea Estate

Balasun was founded in 1871, its name deriving from the river that flows at the bottom ridge of the garden. It lies at altitudes between 1,600 and 4,600 feet above sea level, near the town of Sonada.

An estimated 100,000kg of Organic Darjeeling Tea is produced from 181.38 hectares (448.2 acres) of Tea-growing land annually. This particular Tea was plucked and processed in late March.

Caffeine Levels in Darjeeling Tea

Contrary to popular belief, Darjeeling First Flush is Black Tea, not Green Tea. Though the leaves are green in appearance, their character and caffeine levels are that of a heavily oxidised variety.

You can expect around 45-mg of caffeine per serving. Additionally, there are no more than two calories within. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.

How to Brew Darjeeling First Flush Balasun 2021

  1. Add about five grams of Loose Tea to a Tea Filter or Infuser.
  2. Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
  3. Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water.
  4. Allow it to steep for 2-4 minutes.

How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like honey or lemon.

Tasting Notes: Expect a robust flavour with muscatel notes and grassy hints.

Benefits of Drinking Darjeeling First Flush Balasun 2021

If taste alone isn’t enough, then you might be pleased to know that evidence suggests that Darjeeling Tea comes with health benefits.

This is due primarily to its wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, which combat and neutralise free radicals in the body. Doing so reduces the risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions. What could be better than that?

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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