The Republic of Tea Releases Rare First Flush Darjeeling Tea for Spring 2023

Posted: 05/01/2023

The Republic of Tea Releases Rare First Flush Darjeeling Tea for Spring 2023

The Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas and Herbs Offers This Year’s First, Hand-Plucked Darjeeling Leaves from West Bengal, India

LARKSPUR, CALIF. – The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is proud to offer this year’s exclusive supply of 2023 First Flush Darjeeling Black Full-Leaf Loose Tea, sourced from the prestigious North Tukvar Tea Estate in West Bengal, India.

Darjeeling is widely regarded as the ultimate tea experience, boasting a light liquor flavor with a pleasant, sweet character that elicits a distinctively floral, aromatic tea. The “First Flush” refers to the first hand-plucking of the freshly grown leaves, which takes place at the beginning of each spring. The window of harvest and the amount harvested is extremely limited, making tea from a First Flush a coveted treasure to enjoy. The Republic of Tea travels to the region firsthand every year to carefully choose their Darjeeling tea leaves, then air freights the selections to ensure the freshest quality tea possible. This year’s harvest exhibits fresh, vibrant green leaves with silver tips, producing a bright amber liquor. The tea has a lively yet smooth character and a delightful fruity, juicy taste with a hint of nuttiness.

The 2023 First Flush Darjeeling is the 21st edition of The Republic of Tea’s Darjeeling Art Collector’s Series; the tin features custom artwork by Cydney Williams. The beautiful label displays a watercolor and caran d’Ache wax work, which was created on handmade paper from Nepal on the roof of a tea house overlooking the Begnas Lake and the Himalayas.

Each tin holds 2.8 oz. of loose-leaf tea and retails for $31.50, equaling $1.10 per cup.  For more information on The Republic of Tea’s Darjeeling and other premium teas and herbs, visit Follow The Republic of Tea on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

About The Republic of Tea 

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its great-tasting premium teas and herbs, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand delivers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, and nature-inspired sipware at an incredible value. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 350 all-natural premium teas and diverse offerings which include but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt™ Teas, SuperDigest Tea® collection, Beautifying Botanicals®, Be Well® Teas, Bridgerton Teas, Downton Abbey® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, Single Sips®, and Theo & Thea™ Teas. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports organizations like Homeward Bound of Marin and The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The Republic of Tea also works to elevate the consciousness of sustainability; it is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, Upcycled Food Association, Climate Collaborative and American Herbal Products Association. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic®, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Press Contacts:  Nicole Lax, Blake Willahan, Siena Di Roma and Libby Byrne at 415.325.5519,

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