Broken-Leaf Darjeeling 2nd Flush TGBOP

Regular price $6.25

Style: Black

Origin: Darjeeling Region, West Bengal, India

Description: Early in its tea-growing history, the region of Darjeeling gained worldwide recognition for its fine teas. The teas produced in this area have a characteristic muscatel flavour and are sought after for their delicate astringencies and unique flavour. The high Himalyan elevations lend interesting colour profiles both to the oxidized leaves on their own, as well as variation in the colour of their steeped liquor. A truly distinguished cup, Darjeelings are known as the champagne of teas. This tea is a broken leaf Darjeeling, thus providing a punchier more astringent cup than its whole leaf relative.

Tasting Notes: A fragrant and attractive broken leaf, this 2nd flush Darjeeling has light floral notes and a crisp, grassy finish. The scent carries a musk of weathered wood and warm grain. The flavour is akin to malted tobacco with hints of maple sap. The tea has a clear brassy astringency which builds mid-tongue and the bite of classic Darjeeling tannins lingers pleasantly.

Brewing Instructions:  2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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