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Darjeeling First Flush 2016 Tea


Update 2017:
If you have come here looking for the new Darjeeling First Flush 2017 teas then you have come to the right place. Sorry but all of our previous years First Flush teas have been sold out and is generally the case every year. We buy top quality First Flush teas and this is the very reason why none of our teas stay in stock for long. At the moment, the new First Flush Darjeeling Tea 2017 production has just started, but is in it's initial stage. We will be doing rounds and rounds of tea tasting sessions and ultimately choose just a few teas from hundreds. We kindly request you to bear with us and kindly wait till we finish purchasing. Thanks in advance.


Hello Tea Lover! Thanks youfor patiently waiting for our Darjeeling First Flush Teas to be updated to our site. Like every season, every year, we have been hunting for that special heap of tea lying in one corner of a tea estate,clamoring for its unique flavor quality and ready to be picked. I guess they too want a proper tea taster to categorize them,rank them and finally put a price tag on them. They know their worth and only an experienced Darjeeling local guycan shoulder them -that's no doubt "us"... Ahem!!

The year's biggest Darjeeling season is finally here, namely, Darjeeling First Flush 2016 Tea season

This Darjeeling First Flush 2016, we saw some erratic weather conditions. Some low elevation tea gardens started flushing early, but was for a short period. We had some rain, but the dry spell hit us soon. There was intermittent rain here and there, but wasn't enough. But as we drew closer to end of March, some showers did occur and a lot was saved. There were early teas which we would call it pre-first flush or winter teas when the leaves reflect a lot of yellow. This we had to avoid at any cost and we did. We patiently waited as there is no fixed stipulated time for peak quality Darjeeling First Flush. It all rests on the hands of the weather Gods. We were here peeping out our window everyday, observing the weather conditions. We often ran down the nearest tea garden to see if the tea bushes have started to sprout. Finally the peak time came and we started purchasing our Darjeeling First Flush 2016 Tea.

Tons of 2016 First Flush Darjeeling black tea and white tea tasting sessions followed, which preceded hiking up and down the tea valleys. We wouldn't want to tag any tea "bad" perceiving the tremendous amount of intensive labor and hard work put into making a kilo of tea. But the best had to be chosen. Some teas which we bought in the past had mediocre quality, but unnecessary exorbitant price tag. We had better First Flush Darjeeling teas smiling at us.

Video of First Flush 2016 tea leaves being weighed before being taken to the tea factory

Like always,Castleton Moonlight were of top notch quality. Moonlight too has variations depending on its time of production, kind of clonal tea leaves used, overall cup characteristics etc. Choosing the right one as a result of tea tasting conducted among them is important. We have been doing this personally withmore than 17+years of experience. This definitely helps in assessing the teas and separate thehigh from the low quality.

First Flush Darjeeling Tea season 2016 ending with a sadder note

As the end of First Flush drew, there was a severe hailstorm which covered entire Darjeeling and its nearby tea gardens in thick ice. Arya Tea Estate was the most hit. Whole of Arya's crop has been destroyed and they have completely stopped production. You may wonder how we got Pearl and Arya Diamond? Well, do read Benoy's news on the First Flush on our blog here. Narrating here would be too long. Along with Arya, Happy Valley and Pandam lost 100% of their left over crop. Risheehat and Orange Valley Tea were affected to a certain amount. Hope they revive soon!

Anyways, we only choose a few rather than add tons of mediocre teas which only confuses a buyer. Youcan choose new 2016 Darjeeling First Flush tea andwe guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. Otherwise your money back :)

So shop worry free and enjoy the Darjeeling First Flush teas that speaks of the highest quality offering from Darjeeling.

Yes, the year's first and the most sought after Darjeeling Tea varieties are here. Once again, Thanks to all our tea loving friends for their patience and the wait. Darjeeling First Flush 2016was quite a dramatic witness of what weather means to tea. Darjeeling Tea is a complex set of an amalgamation of plant, soil and overall climatic conditions. But to top it all, the best, the whole of Darjeeling Tea industry can offer, is here :) We do the hard work of selecting and procuring, not because we have to, it's because we love to. Now the best fruit is ripe, its time to relish to heart's delight! Choose on!!!

Castleton Moonlight


[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]

Mr. Gurung, the main man, provided us with a couple of Margaret's Hope Moonlight tea samples and our eyes simply gleamed in delight. Yes, the kind of Margaret's Hope Darjeeling Tea we were looking for were brewing in front of us. Thanks to Mr. Gurung! Though different from the previous tea makers, this was certainly not a tea to be overlooked. We tasted around six Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling tea samples and finally chose the best that stood tall among the rest - Invoice number "MTC 04". These teas come in wooden tea chest in order to avoid breakage of tea leaves. Tea sacks could crush the tea leaves in transit. Very limited in quantity!

Margaret's Hope TeaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Glenburn Moonshine



[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]

This is for the first time Glenburn Tea Estate has been able to baffle our buckle cavities, making us pause in awe. What a beautiful Glenburn tea. Yes, we received a couple of tea samples and we selected one - Glenburn Moonshine Tea . This particular tea came in different variations and the very best lot was a pure AV2 clonal tea bearing invoice EX-12. Others had a mixture of other clonal varieties rather than AV2 alone. Thanks to Mr. Partho for providing us the overwhelming tea samples. We would have missed it if we hadn't tasted it!

Glenburn Moonshine TeaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Arya Diamond Tea


The ONE and ONLY Diamond Invoice Arya could produce this year

[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]
[CERTIFIED ORGANIC] Organic First Flush Darjeeling Tea

Arya Diamond, a "jewel" among the jewels Arya produces each season each year. This year it is the rarest of the rare pertaining to its excellent manufacture quality and because of its extremely limited quantity. Made from pure AV2 cultivar or tea bush, it is plucked from its highest section where the tea leaves grow at a very controlled environment leading to slow and "juicy" growth. First round plucking of every season is dedicated in making Darjeeling First Flush 2016 Diamond tea and slowly with the second round of AV2 plucking, Ruby is made. Diamond is Arya's most prized produce and highly sought after.

Arya Diamond TeaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Castleton First Flush tea


[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]

Castleton Clonal Classic was one of our favorites in the past 6 years ago when Castleton literally stopped making the quality we loved. They concerntrated more on the famed Moonlight. This year we had requested them to make for us and they did. Thanks to Mr Gazmer and Mr DB Gurung for their hardwork. Its an awesome tea which we had missed for so long. In 2010 we had been a fan of this Darjeeling black tea and since then Castleton started producing more of Moonlights than this version. Though they have continued with the Autumn Flush. Only during the First Flush, it was missing. And to be frank, the First Flush version is the best. We invite you to try this exquisite variety tea and judge for yourselves. A true classic 2016 Castleton First Flush black tea. This 2016 First Flush, we are glad that we can once again drink it and bring back the old memories.

Castleton Tea Garden First Flush teaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Margaret's Hope Moonlight Tea



[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]

In the whole wide world, this tea is only available with us. A limited edition high quality 2016 Darjeeling Tea from Castleton Tea Garden. A limited edition high quality 2016 Darjeeling Tea from Castleton Tea Garden. This year only 12 kgs of this particular batch of Castleton Moonlight tea was made which clamors of its highest quality. We wanted this tea and did a good bidding among some Taiwanese companies. We are glad that this is in our hands now. Now its upto you to grab it early as we only have 12 kgs at hand. This particular invoice is the first batch which got out from Castleton Tea Garden this 2016 First Flush.

Castleton Moonlight (Imperial) 2016 First Flush Darjeeling TeaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Arya Pearl tea


[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]
[CERTIFIED ORGANIC] Organic First Flush Darjeeling Tea

This is the first Darjeeling Tea Arya Tea Estate started producing this year apart from its other "tea jewels". Like always, 2016 Arya Pearl stands strong with the mark of which it has hoisted its quality flag for being the one and only "crème de la crème" grade premium quality Darjeeling First Flush White Tea (when in comparison to other Darjeeling white teas). We welcome you to try other tea garden white teas from Darjeeling and compare with Pearl - you will surely know the difference.

Arya Pearl white tea DarjeelingMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Singbulli First Flush tea



[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]
[CERTIFIED ORGANIC] Organic First Flush Darjeeling Tea

A first grade 2016 classic First Flush Darjeeling Tea from Singbulli Tea Estate. Singbulli is well known for its First Flush teas and not only tea connoisseurs like us know about it, but all the Darjeeling tea gardens are aware of Singbulli Tea Estate First Flush quality teas. One great quality classic 2016 Darjeeling First Flush tea from one of Darjeeling's finest Flush Flush tea producing tea garden Singbulli Tea Estate. Don't miss this, you'll miss the real Darjeeling classic character for which Darjeeling First Flush is famous for. Its a highly affordable Darjeeling First Flush black tea for your daily tea sipping routine. Also for those who are willing to delve into the world of Darjeeling without having to dig too deep into their pockets.

Singbulli First Flush DarjeelingMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Giddapahar Tea Estate tea


[Darjeeling First Flush 2016]

This First Flush 2016, Mr Sudhangshu, was kind enough to allow us to that high altitude special quality growing section. And as a result, a top notch Giddapahar Darjeeling Tea which we believe can surpass some of the most renowned tea estates. We skipped one of them for this. So you can understand. As we have always said, good quality tea is always limited in quantity and cannot be produced in bulk. This too is extremely limited and this quality is with nobody because this particular best invoice was taken by us in whole. There are tons of Giddapahar tea being sold on the net. Do try theirs and try ours as well. You be the judge! You will forget all of it that you have tried in the past :) Its a marvelous Darjeeling black Giddapahar First Flush classic tea!

Giddapahar First Flush TeaMore info: Sorry, ALL SOLD!

Expertly hand picked new Darjeeling First Flush 2016 teas for you. Choose any of our First Flush Darjeeling Teas and you will experience the Divine! Enjoy! Keep Sipping Great Tea!
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