Crop Seasons of Darjeeling Tea

 

Season

Time

Description of Tea

Color of Liquor

 

1-st flush

 

March - April

 

The young leaves yield a light green tea with a liquor that is light, clear, bright and imparts a pleasant brisk aroma. Their arrival is impatiently awaited by connoisseurs.

 

 

2-nd flush

 

May - June

 

The leaf has a purplish bloom. The liquor is bright, the taste full and round with a fruity note. It is during this period that the famous "Muscatel" aroma becomes pronounced.

 

 

Summer flush (rain flush)

 

July - September

 

During this period the nature of the liquor changes, becoming stronger, yet retaining brightness and character.

 

 

Autumn flush

 

October - November

 

These autumn-harvested Darjeelings are characterized by large leaves that give a round taste and coppery liquor.

 

 

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