Brew Guide: Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea
The most delicate of our teas, we recommend brewing our First Flush Darjeeling tea without milk at first. Grown at high altitude, the leaves are plucked in the spring and have only been on the tea bush for a few months; hence, they’re referred to as the first flush -- the most prized of the tea flushes.
These tea leaves are floral, fragrant, and celebrated for their unique flavor. So try having it without any milk. Perhaps just a drop or two of honey, if you prefer. We also find it tastes just as lovely chilled or at room temperature.
DARJEELING FIRST FLUSH BREW GUIDE
1) Heat 3 cups of filtered water to approximately 175 degrees Farenheit (below boiling temperature)
3) Steep for 3 minutes, then remove strainer if teapot has one, or use hand held strainer to pour tea into your cup.