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Spring Drops 1st Flush Darjeeling 2019

Region: Darjeeling, India
Producer: Samabeong Garden
Season: 1st Flush 2019
Batch: Dj13 (50kg) Organic
A profile overflowing with tropical fruit notes of mango, passionfruit, and papaya sprinkled with florals.
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The Garden


This is the second year in which we’ve had a tea from Samabeong Garden. Samabeong is perched high at 6,000ft, making it one of the highest gardens in Darjeeling. It sits in the far north-east of Darjeeling, away from most of the other gardens.

This Batch

This batch was picked from section 5 of the garden from original China tea varietals. It has been hard withered (lots of evaporation) and lightly rolled to bring out the delicate fruity aromas, and ensure the light oxidation, which bring to life the leaves of a 1st flush Darjeeling.


Tasting Notes


Expressing the true character of a 1st flush Darjeeling, this tea overflows with tropical fruit notes of mango, papaya, passionfruit; sprinkled with florals; and stays on the palate until the next sip. We suggest using 3g (1.5 tsp) at 70° for 3 minutes.

Storage and Ageing


1st flush Darjeelings are best fresh and young, so we suggest storing this tea in a cool dry place and enjoying it while it’s young; ideally in 14 months, or up to 18 months.