Plucking Date: March 23rd and 28th, 2014 Spring is cause for celebration for lovers of the leaf. The dormancy period is over and the Darjeeling hillsides are radiant with young, fragrant leaves. Rich in essential oils, these prized leaves yield a delicate flavor, unique to our Darjeeling 2014. We are excited to bring this year's first spring leaves from Jungpana, a south facing estate near the famous town of Darjeeling in the Himalayas. This highly-regarded plantation, world-renowned for producing teas with delicate muscatel notes, lies at an altitude of 3000 feet. The exceptional quality of this tea is due to the fact that the bulk of the tea bushes come from China. 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 Flush Darjeeling tea label features original artwork that captures the essence of this rare harvest. This year’s selection is from our first citizen social media art contest chosen from multiple entries. This artwork was created by Vancouver, British Columbia artist Karen Hollowell. It is the twelfth in a series from our Tea Gallery Collection.
CAFFEINE Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine. STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS
Fill the kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat to just short of boiling. Warm the teapot by swirling steamy water in it and then pour it out. Place one teaspoon of tea leaves into your pot or infusing basket. 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. Serve the tea. Avoid letting the leaves stew. Enjoy hot or let cool completely and pour over a generous amount of ice. Add the used tea leaves to your garden. They make a healthy fertilizer for flowering plants.
Certified Organic, First Flush Darjeeling tea leaves from Jungpana Estate SFTGFOP1
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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
August 10, 2014
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.
July 23, 2014
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!
June 18, 2014
We loved every sip! It's so pretty and fragrant. We feel special to drink it.
June 05, 2014
What an absolutely smooth cup of black tea! Light and refreshing. No bitter taste. I love this tea.
Even better this year 2014
June 01, 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!
First time to try a first flush!
May 28, 2014
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!
Delicated, subtle and refined
May 26, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
Boulder City, NV
Wonderful taste and would definitely order more.
Darjeeling at it's best
May 15, 2013
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.