Darjeeling 2nd Flush, Singell Estate
These beautifully twisted leaves, ranging in color from saddle brown to mahogany, are accented with fine golden buds; once infused, they release a sweet, floral aroma with a hint of wintergreen. The nutty, bittersweet flavor sits lightly on the palate—a classic Darjeeling 2nd Flush.
Darjeelings are unique in the black tea category, renown for their complex fragrances and nuanced taste. The flushes refer to the harvest: second flushes are the second hand-picking of the plants, usually in late April or early May, and are processed to maximize oxidation of the leaves. The Singell Estate, dating from 1860, sits around 5,000 feet elevation and is heralded for its heritage plants and organic cultivation.
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: wintergreen, dark caramel, walnut
Harvest Season: Spring 2020