Darjeeling First Flush Thurbo 2017


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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions


Originating from the Thurbo tea estate, this Tea is the first and best of the new season’s crop. It is picked between the 4th and the 6th April and has a large, delicate, greenish leaf with tip. Offering some of the finest Quality Darjeeling Tea on the market, the Thurbo tea estate creates a brew that is very agreeable to the palate. A beautiful light liquor in cup with smooth round notes and a peachy character, Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo tea is, without a doubt, one of the best Darjeeling’s we have ever tasted here at the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

Often described as ‘The Champagne of Teas’, Darjeeling Teas have a proud and reputable history within the tea industry. In fact, most of the tea bushes found within the district owe their origin to the famous Scottish explorer and botanist, Robert Fortune, who over 200 years ago, smuggled tea seeds from China to plant in Darjeeling.  However, it would not be until the early Victorian era that experimental cultivation took hold of the district as English traders grew wary of China as their sole tea supplier. This subsequently resulted in the mass-production of tea in India, with Darjeeling playing a key role in exports. The effort was spearheaded by Dr. Campbell, Superintendent of the District, who also happened to be an avid horticulturist. By 1866, Darjeeling had grown from being a small hamlet of a few houses in a secluded corner of the Himalayas, to a bustling industrial asset with 39 tea plantations of 1000 acres producing 133,000 lbs of tea.

Today, the district now boasts around 80 tea estates in the hills which have been recognised as Darjeeling tea producers, by the Tea Board of India. These estates cover approximately 17,500 hectares and produce over 9 million kg of tea! They are known around the world for their unique character and their complex and delicate flavour, as well as the intricate method required to ensure all blends are of the finest possible quality. Darjeeling First Flush tea in particular, is perhaps one of the most sought-after, with harvesting occurring between February to mid-April. Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo tea is just one such example, and is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to explore the incredible world of Darjeeling tea.

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Darjeeling Black tea.

Origin: The Darjeeling District, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 2 – 4 minutes.

How to Serve: The addition of lemon can be an optional extra for anyone looking for an interesting balance, although this blend is likely best enjoyed as it is.

Tasting Notes: This divine Tea has a rich, earthy aroma wafting from the cup with smooth, muscatel flavours indulging your taste buds. Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo tea also has slight grassy undertones with a sweet and refreshing aftertaste.

Colour in Cup: Yellowish colour, light in tone.

Health Benefits: Darjeeling First Flush teas are said to contain the most catechins (a greatly beneficial antioxidant) L-theanine (a stimulant), and caffeine out of any other flush. Scientific Studies have likewise uncovered correlations between Darjeeling First Flush consumption and incredible Cardiovascular benefits.

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  • Health Points

    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing

  • Type

    Black Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

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