Brewing Hints: Brew in freshly boiled water for three to four minutes
Leaf: SFTGFOP1 (Special Fancy Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Origin: From the Thurbo Tea Estate planted in 1872, located in the Mirik Valley of Darjeeling which has an altitude ranging from 1,980 – 2,440 metres.
Characteristics: A light, clear and bright liquor and brisk fruity flavours.
Serving Suggestions: Usually enjoyed as an afternoon tea, alone, or with light foods
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One of the finest teas to ever leave India, in many people’s opinion, Darjeeling First Flush is made from the first ‘flushing’ or growth of the tea bush, which occurs usually between early March and mid April and is the first growth of new shoots, after the plant has laid dormant for a couple of months. A lovely light, very palatable, almost heavenly flavour! A very popular leaf grade of this tea is FTGFOP1 (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe No. 1), but this can be easily remembered by thinking Darjeeling is “Far Too Good For Ordinary People!” First, flush teas are highly sought after and very expensive. We have secured some Thurbo Estate tea which, we are sure you’ll agree, is simply excellent. A masterpiece of the tea-makers art.
1st flush Darjeeling is a low-volume, expensive, high-quality tea which is harvested in mid-march following the spring rains and has a very light colour, a gentle astringency and a delightful aroma. In the cup, a good 1st flush is highly aromatic, with a fragrant flavour and beautiful floral bouquet.