Plucking Season: Early Summer
Second Flush refers to the plucking season of May through June.
The flavor is stronger, and as such, second flush teas are sometimes preferred over first flush teas by hearty and full body tea lovers. Very distinct muscatel aroma.
ABOUT SECOND FLUSH DARJEELING:
Tea making in Darjeeling has distinct seasons, with early plucking beginning in late March. After a brief period the second plucking ‘Second Flush’ generally occurs in late April, May, and June. Teas are also made after the rains in summer and ‘Autumnal’ tea are gaining more popularity. The flavors vary with the season and are dependent on the climate and processing technique.
Water Temp: 200°F
Quality of Water: Spring Water/Filtered
Quantity of Leaf (tsp/8 oz water): 1
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3-4