First Flush Darjeelings

Darjeeling harvested from the end of dormancy until mid-May. The first batch produced each year is labeled “DJ-1,” and all subsequent batches follow in numerical order until dormancy returns in late autumn.Each year’s production thus ranges from first through second, monsoon and autumnal flushes. First flush characteristics are light liquors, spring freshness, and bright and lively flavors with intense astringency. The infused leaf has a prominent lime-green brightness and floral scent.