Darjeeling 1st Flush, Balasun Estate

$33.00
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Eagerly anticipated each spring, Darjeeling First Flush represents the initial harvest from plants that have lain dormant all winter. The mountainous region, at the foothills of the Himalayans, has long been celebrated for its dramatic landscape and distinctive teas. For this style, the leaves are carefully hand-picked and undergo a unique hard withering process, which produces the characteristic fresh, nuanced fragrances and a bright flavor.

Produced in April at Balasun Estate, this lot (EX 11) boasts a sweet top note to the flavor, with hints of melon, and a complex, tropical aroma reminiscent of dried papaya and mango. A pleasingly astringent finish balances out each sip.

Country: India
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: watermelon, dried papaya, sweet
Harvest Season: Spring 2021

2 oz

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Brew temperature    200º F
Western style brewing    3-4 grams, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing    ¼ full, 30 second-1 minute steep

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Jessica S.
I thought I preferred the 2nd flush, but the 1st flush is .... (chef's kiss!)

So delicious! I brew it daily in the AM in a pot with about 5 g tea and for about 4 min and it's a) delicious b) makes my breakfast even more delicious. The 2nd flush sometimes got too roasty for me, this one is delicious!

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love it. my fave.

love it. my fave. no bite. sweet ad very round in feel throughout.

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Jessica S.
I thought I preferred the 2nd flush, but the 1st flush is .... (chef's kiss!)

So delicious! I brew it daily in the AM in a pot with about 5 g tea and for about 4 min and it's a) delicious b) makes my breakfast even more delicious. The 2nd flush sometimes got too roasty for me, this one is delicious!

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Private
love it. my fave.

love it. my fave. no bite. sweet ad very round in feel throughout.