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  • SKU: FFNR22
  • Origin: Darjeeling, India
  • Type: Black Tea
  • Cultivar: 100% AV2
  • Grade: FTGFOP1 Special Clonal (GLORIA)
  • Organic: Tending towards organic cultivation
  • Garden: Namring
  • Flush: First Flush
  • Year: 2022
  • Weight: 50g (1.76 ounce) [20 to 25 cups]
  • Manufactured: Early March 2022
  • Invoice no.: EX2

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Dry Tea Leaf:

Appearance: The tea leaves are a mixture of finely plucked bud and two leaf structure. The delicate velvety silver tip adds grandeur to the overall look and feel of the tea leaf structure.

Fragrance: Dry tea leaves of this tea has complex blend of floral aroma of himalayan orchids and other wild flowers along with sutbtle esoteric notes of vanilla.


Appearance: Brighter shades of light lemon.

Fragrance: Mellow notes along with fragrance of tropical orchids and other wild flowers is noted in the liquor and the floral fragrance overwhelms and gets prominent as the liquor cools.

Flavour: This tea is crafted to tease and pamper. A perfect cup to delight the tea connoisseur who apreciates high grade Darjeeling clonal teas of the spring season. A combination of subtle sweetness mild honeysuckle, mellow and feel good astringency, and instant floral notes engulfs and tickles the mouthfeel gradually right after the sip. The tea has sweetness of citrus, mid to high notes of fragrant himalayan orchids and other wild floral notes as it cools. Complex tastes of mild and pleasurable astringency and sweet aftertaste similar to that of juicy tropical fruits like ripe juicy pink guava and ripe himalayan passion fruit caresses the senses and lingers after the sip.

No. of Infusions suggested: 2-3

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Namring is one of the largest tea estate of Darjeeling and is split into upper and lower division. Located an altitide above 1000meters this tea garden is famed for producing the best of clonal as well as chinary cultivar teas.

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200ml filtered water

85°C to 95°C

2g to 2.5 g

5 to 6 minutes

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Darjeeling Second Flush Tea 2022



The Darjeeling second flush teas and also popularly known as the Summer teas of Darjeeling are those that are harvested during the months of May to June end and popular globally for its musky flavours.

 A few that were produced are listed just for you with the same zest and enthusiasm that we had for the previous year. Due to late production, teas from other top gardens will be listed soon.  Please subscribe to newsletters and follow our social media page to get the latest information.

The previous year, we had some of these happiness from second flush Darjeeling, some of which, are available at a discount from the following tea gardens.

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Second Flush Darjeeling Tea

As with all Darjeeling teas, the leafs of the Darjeeling second flush teas are mainly harvested from the small leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis but a recent trend to make Darjeeling teas from clonal tea bush has given the ardent tea lover multitude of choices to pick from.

The dry leafs of the Darjeeling second flush teas are coppery in appearance and has an aroma of its own even in its dry state, unlike the first flush teas of Darjeeling which are not so prominent aromatically as a dry leaf.

Although all black teas of Darjeeling are marketed globally as black, they are typically more Oolong in characteristic because of the manufacturing process they undergo. The Darjeeling second flush teas (black teas) are also oxidized incompletely similar to its black tea cousins, viz. the Darjeeling first flush teas and the Darjeeling autumn flush teas, the leaves of which are less than 90 per cent got from hard withering.

It is full of fragrance depending on individual gardens since each seems to produce a unique character of its own due to in-numerous factors: height of the garden, the art of tea making, age of the plant, etc.


Muscatel Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling second flush teas (Darjeeling Muscatel) are also termed as summer teas which are got between the summer months of May and June. The leaves have a characteristic purplish bloom and the liquor is bolder quite different to that of the spring teas. The liquor is bright and has a full and round taste which is characteristic muscatel.

The liquor of this flush’s black tea is specially  much bolder compared to that of Darjeeling first flush teas and has  stronger notes, which is appreciated by one and all significantly so because of the world famous Muscatel flavour. The teas harvested as second flush is popular globally for this unique Muscatel taste and characteristic and cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Another name for Darjeeling second flush teas is also Muscatel teas because of its unique characteristic similar to muscat family of grapes.
This black tea from second flush of Darjeeling is best enjoyed without milk but tea lovers preferring to add milk and sugar may do so to suit their occasions of afternoon tea or as their first tea in the morning.


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