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Darjeeling Special Spring Clonal Black Tea


A house specialty, we love this tea for its brightness and floral fragrance. The leaves yield full flavors in the mouth that feel tremendously fresh and alive. This, along with the briskness found in most high altitude teas, makes this a superb first flush blend.

the experience



Sweet, floral and lemony, similar to magnolia, with a subtle hint of night jasmine.


Light gold


The liquor starts out on a crisp, citrusy note with a lot of brightness in the middle. A brisk note of aromatic white flowers is prominent throughout, but noticeably so in the middle and the back. Towards the end, you notice a vibrant citrusy note similar to orange rind, which rounds out the floral flavors and lends a pleasant aftertaste.


Caprese salad, vanilla cake, waffles, scones and macaroons.

dry leaf


Sweet golden raisins, cream and oak wood in the attack and toasted nuts in the release.


Mix of loosely rolled, long, blackish-green and brown leaves and powder green buds.



A mellow note of cooked greens in the attack with a burst of lemon at the back.


Pale brownish-green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water


Tea Leaves



180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one


Drink Plain





12 Reviews

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  • Freshness 8
  • Smooth Body 7
  • Great Aroma 7
  • Unique Flavor Profile 7
  • High Quality 5


  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 6
  • Afternoon 4
  • Evening 1
  • Morning 1
  • Dessert Tea 0


June 18, 2015


Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

What a terrific tea. I don't usually prefer to drink black teas plain, but I have no problems with this one. The flavor contains subtle citrus notes that I thoroughly enjoy. It is easily one of the black teas I have ever had. It stills tastes good after 3 brews so you know that you can get your money's worth. I am running low on it already and I am already contemplating purchasing a new supply! A must try for any tea lover!


May 21, 2015

needs to be treated well

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This tea has a wonderful flavour but needs to be treated with care. It has a wonderful scent but can be a little bitter if over steeped. I received it as a free sample and would order something else for the same price, but I am very glad to have tried it.


March 31, 2015

a light refreshing black tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Great packaging that keeps it fresh. The aroma is nice when you do open the package and Teabox sends a zip lock, opaque bag for you to store each tea in after you open. This was a little weaker than I expected, but that was easily fix by adding another teaspoon to the cup. Great flavor!


March 6, 2015

Great tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

This is a nice blend, even its appearance is pleasant with silvery buds mixed in with the regular black and green leaves. The aroma is unique, strong, more spicy and woody, with a nice level of astringency.


Feb. 25, 2015

Unusual spring flush

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I am AMAZED! Seriously, all blends from Teabox I have tasted are great, but this one is outstanding. Full floral aroma, rich taste slightly sweet and subtle astringent, leaving delicate balmy aftertaste, for a loooong time.


Feb. 21, 2015

Mild, warming and invigorating

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This tea was a perfect treat after a cold morning outside. It has a mild soothing mouth feel, invigorating slightly astringent taste and a light floral aroma


Dec. 29, 2014

Definitely Outstanding

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Refined and exquisite flavour. This is what a first flush should be all about. Smooth, clear flavour. When I am not drinking it, I find myself thinking of it, craving it. I did find that sometimes if I didn't have enough leaves, it just wasn't strong enough. However, I do like my teas to have punch and I do usually make a strong brew.


Oct. 8, 2014

The Essence of Darjeeling

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is finally my dream of a true Darjeeling tea come true.

John Kramer

Sept. 5, 2014

Exceptional Value

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

The tea is light, not too astringent, just perfectly so, with a slight note halfway between fruity and honeyed, followed by a bit of grit in the finish. Nice syrupy mouthfeel. I did a shootout between this tea, a similarly-priced competitor, and a more expensive single-estate competitor, and this Teabox blend won hands-down. I later tried it at 6.7oz of water per teaspoon of tea, 2 minute steep time, and it was just as great as it was at 8oz/3 minutes, and even had a faint taste of sweet roses. I honestly cannot believe how cheap this Darjeeling blend is too. It's a great buy.


April 11, 2014

Lovely blend

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

This tea could easy have been a single estate tea, there were all of the qualities I have come to expect from a single estate. Lovely leaf, fruity and sweet, with a sparkle of astringency.


March 31, 2014

A beautiful iced tea

Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Having bought this tea to try out your blends, I was pleasantly surprised. First appearance was a very nice leaf quality. Slightly aromatic but pleasantly so. It brewed a nice cup of tea with fruity notes outweighing the floral. All in all it was a nice cup. I tried it iced, just today, and it really shined. The flavor brightened considerably and was truly delicious. I would say this tea is an excellent value.


Feb. 24, 2014

I prefer my tea in afternoons and it works well

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

It has a slight fruity flavour but definitely not overwhelming. I love the balance.

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