This tea is available for a limited-time only. Unfortunately, it is not eligible for subscriptions.
Serving size (2 servings per Carafe): 6oz.
Floral bouquet with elements of wisteria, rose, and jasmine.
We are excited to present an exclusive, limited edition 2017 tea plucked in mid-March 2017, our Darjeeling First Flush. We cupped several lots and chose this one for its complexity and sweet, floral flavor reminiscent of wisteria, roses, and jasmine. It comes from the Singbulli Estate and happens to be the very first production of the year, or DJ-1. It was plucked in mid-March, very early in the season and is a classic light, floral first flush tea. We have brought out the aroma and downplayed the astringency in the recipe, to give you a cup that is the embodiment of spring.
Why is it a green tea?
You many notice that we have classified this tea as a green tea, whereas most tea companies refer to these teas as black tea. However, if you look at the leaf and taste the flavor, you would be hard-pressed to classify it as a black given with its light oxidation and overall character. Therefore, we have chosen to be true to what the tea actually is and not what tradition dictates at other companies.
You are welcome to use the Sips for as many carafes as you find enjoyment, but please note that taste will differ in each carafe.
*This tea is not available for subscription. It is available in limited quantities only and once it is sold out, we will not have it again until next year's first flush.