A light Darjeeling black tea with crisp, berry-like nuances.
3.5 oz40 cups
The summer or second flush is the second tea harvest of the year. It takes place during June‐ July. The standout feature of teas from this season is that they are more mature, thanks to the
sun and air that the plants receive. Flavors are smoother than the first flush, and the liquor is
full bodied with fruity flavors.
The Assamese tea is sowed at lower elevations while the Darjeeling tea cultivation takes place at least 2,000‐ 6,000 feet above sea level. The chills from the hills and rich mountainous soil offer a tea that is an undisputable classic. The Darjeeling summer teas have undertones of raspberry and with hints of spices. But summer black teas from Assam are the prized pick of the season, known for their dark liquor and malty, honeyed flavors.
Most second flush teas offer a fine, rich well‐rounded flavors with balanced astringency and subtle floral notes.
No mention of the second flush can be made without talking about the limited edition muscatelteas from Darjeeling. These teas are made from chinary leaves and pack in a lot of flavor, not
unlike the Muscat grapes, after which they are named. Most of Darjeeling’s prime estates like
Castleton and Jungpana produce small quantities of this variety, and are a worthy addition to a tea drinker’s collection.
Teabox is an online tea shop that delivers, every single day, the freshest Indian teas from estates in Darjeeling, Assam, and the Nilgiris as well as freshest teas from Nepal to tea lovers everywhere. As a company, we believe tea is so much more than just a staple part of mornings and meals. An exceptional cup of tea, for us, has a more exalted place in the everyday life.
We believe tea is endlessly engaging, brings people together, provides a sense of peace and well-being, and grants of a moment to yourself when you most need it. Great tea touches upon art, defines a sense of culture, marks a ritual, and offers a sense of connoisseurship. But a truly remarkable cup of tea is one which enhances the everyday.
This is the goal we are trying to achieve through our tea store - to bring great tea into the everyday life.
Freshest teas that make a delicious cup
So, what makes our teas great? Well, it’s got a lot to do with freshness. And the reason why freshness matters is because tea is an agricultural product. So, fresher tea tastes better and is healthier. We buy the first pick of every season and take utmost care when it comes to storage and packaging. We work directly with tea growers who know to hand-select tea leaves for their texture, color, scent, and purity. And by sourcing the highest-quality Indian teas directly from the most capable and most interesting growers and estates, Teabox’s online tea shop makes it easy for anyone—from tea experts to complete novices—to experience the freshness, delicate aromas, flavors, and authenticity that fine loose-leaf tea has to offer. We can do this because we’re based in the same foothills and gardens where our teas are grown.
Shopping with Teabox.com
With Teabox, shopping for fresh loose-leaf tea from India is easy because you make an informed purchase and you know exactly where your tea is coming from. Every batch of tea we procure is put up on our online tea store along with its invoice number, date of plucking, specialty and tea grade. And so, every time you sip one of our expert-curated teas, you are in the company of the most authentic tea experience there is.
For someone who loves tea, commitment to good tea comes naturally. We are trying to uphold this commitment every day with Teabox.
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