Darjeeling First Flush Thurbo 2018

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions


The Thurbo Tea estate in Darjeeling is one of the largest in the district, producing some of the finest teas. Our very own Darjeeling First Flush Thurbo, a 2018 special, is no exception. This beverage consists of a neat, green leaf with little tip and, when brewed, boasts a bright gold liquor. It is an extraordinarily enticing tea, one of our favourites, and brings to light everything that is good about the Darjeeling district.

And better still, there are health benefits to be had from consuming Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo frequently. In fact, providing one eats healthily and exercises frequently, Darjeeling First Flush Thurbo 2018, like any Black Tea, can enhance cognitive function, promote immune system health, lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes, improve oral health and even boost the metabolism, which helps the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.

From keeping your noggin in check to maintaining a healthy smile; from preventing the “sniffles” to helping you to lose weight in time for summer, Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo is, in more ways than one, a “wonder-brew”. But nothing is more wonderful than its taste. So, what are you waiting for? Try Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo today.

Nevertheless, the question still begs: why choose Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo over any other Darjeeling First Flush Tea? We believe it is because of the estate itself, Thurbo, which has a long, expansive and fascinating history.

The name “Thurbo” derives from the British invasion of Nepal, where soldiers set up base in the nearby area in preparation for the historic move. In the local language, the British camp was called “Tombu”, meaning “tent”, which over the course of time became Thurbo, perhaps through mispronunciation. The name Thurbo remains today, representing one of the best estates of the Darjeeling district.  

Thurbo was established officially in 1872 during a time when Darjeeling’s Tea industry was on the rise. Little has changed since then with the estate being located in the midst of the Mirik Valley at an altitude that ranges from 762 to 1890 metres above sea level, the borders of Nepal visible on the horizon. But the most important factor, the factor that will undoubtedly help you to decide on Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo today, is its oneness with nature, the estate’s positioning in the valley meaning the elements, including the winds and rainfall, determine the quality of the tea. And that quality can seldom be overstated.

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.

Origin: The Thurbo estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Choose milk; choose sugar; choose honey; choose lemon. Alternatively, choose to drink Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo without any accompaniments.

Tasting Notes: When it comes to Darjeeling Tea, none are quite as aromatic as Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo Tea, a beverage that not only smells good but also tastes good, too. Smooth and light to the last, this beverage is a Darjeeling first Flush Tea at its best.

Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, light in tone.

Health Benefits: In 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. Studies are ongoing, but many scientists believe that the antioxidants found in tea - including, of course, Darjeeling First Flush Thurbo 2018 afford protection against cancers of the lung, forestomach, oesophagus, duodenum, pancreas, liver, breast, colon, and skin.

It’s important to note, however, that most trials have been animal-based excluding the above meta-analysis. Until more is known, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo Tea, or any Tea, for reducing the risks of Cancer. Nevertheless, we support fully further research and will be following the development of such studies.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Anti Oxidants
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
  • Country
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  1. Excellent tea, nice in the afternoon

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  2. My favourite of all , a soft mellow taste right through the cup, definitely no milk the flavours of the tea do not need covering, I use an insulated cup which not only keeps the tea hot ( I dont like cold ) also keeps the teas flavour until the end

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  3. Lovely subtle flavour with an early morning kick!

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  4. Great Darjeeling tea as usual

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