2015 Biodynamic® First Flush Darjeeling Black Full-Leaf

2015 Biodynamic® First Flush Darjeeling Black Full-Leaf

Harvested from a self-sustaining, ecological farm in Northern India.

Plucking Date: March 27th, 2015

Lovers of the leaf, rejoice! The dormancy period is over and the Darjeeling hillsides are radiant with young, fragrant leaves. Rich in flavor, these prized Biodynamic® and Organic certified leaves steep a delicate cup, sure to delight the senses.

We are excited to bring you this year’s first spring leaves from Selimbong Tea Garden in Rongbong Valley in Northern India. This prestigious Biodynamic® garden is located along the valley’s hillside with altitudes ranging from 3,600 to 5,570 ft. Selimbong has been awarded the prestigious Tea Board of India Award for Quality. We selected this tea on site and had it air freighted to ensure the freshest tea possible. Regarded as the ultimate tea experience, limited quantities are available.

Large silver tips and abundant verdant leaves steep a smooth amber cup with very little astringency and a floral hint on the top note.

Each year, our limited edition First Spring Darjeeling tea label features original artwork that captures the essence of this rare harvest. This year’s selection is from our citizen social media art contest chosen from multiple entries. This artwork was created by artist Norah Schoenfarber. It is the thirteenth in a series from our Tea Gallery Collection.

This pure, 100% Darjeeling tea is certified by the Tea Board of India.

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Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.


1. Fill the kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat to just short of boiling.
2. Warm the teapot by swirling steamy water in it and then pour it out.
3. Place one teaspoon of tea leaves into your pot or infusing basket.
4. Pour 6 oz of water per serving over the tea leaves and infuse for three to five minutes. Experiment to find your favored steeping time.
5. Serve the tea. Avoid letting the leaves stew. Enjoy hot or let cool completely and pour over a generous amount of ice.
6. Add the used tea leaves to your garden. They make a healthy fertilizer for flowering plants.


100% Certified Biodynamic® and Organic first flush Darjeeling tea leaves from Selimbong Tea Garden FTGFOP1



Country of Origin


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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...

5 Stars


Birmingham, AL

This tea is delightful and soothing. The amber color is gorgeous, and the floral and grassy notes are perfect. I've learned to brew by color, and this prevents any chance of bitterness. The artwork on the can is outstanding. This one is a keeper.

5 Stars

Tea Heaven

San Francisco, CA

I recently recieved a 2013 first first flush darjeeling tea as a gift and fell in love. Then ordered 2 more tins of the 2014. Slightly different but both utterly heavenly. I make iced tea out it. Absolutely nothing better than a glass of iced First Flush Darjeeling tea on a warm day. Heavenly! I am so spoiled now!

5 Stars


Utica, MI

We loved every sip! It's so pretty and fragrant. We feel special to drink it.

5 Stars


Washington, PA

What an absolutely smooth cup of black tea! Light and refreshing. No bitter taste. I love this tea.

5 Stars

Even better this year 2014

Port Orange, FL

First flush Darjeeling continues to be my overall favorite tea. Every year I order four cans from Republic of Tea right away without hesitation. Different plantation this year, Jungpana, and a true winner. Highly recommended!

5 Stars

First time to try a first flush!

Raeford, NC

I've never tried a first flush tea and I have been hooked. I love the wonderful flavor of this tea light floral and addictive! I look forward to next year's first flush and planning to order more then one can!

5 Stars

Delicated, subtle and refined

Boston, MA

This has a distinct flavor, it is both mild and full bodied. Nicely balanced and refined; you have to taste it to appreciate how special this tea is.

5 Stars


Boulder City, NV

Wonderful taste and would definitely order more.

5 Stars

Darjeeling at it's best

, GA

This was my third attempt at first flush Darjeeling year. Third try is a charm. My first two attempts were from well known estates, but had I not known better, I would have taken them for last years harvest. This one is fresh and all the qualities that I love in Darjeeling teas. I purchase tea from this estate several times last year and loved it. This batch is even better.
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