India Darjeeling - Black Tea

Second Flush - Delicate - Nutty

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Type of tea: Black tea

Ingredients: Pure black tea from India from organically controlled cultivation

Loose: 70 g
Pyramid bags: 15x á 2 g


  • About the tea

    A beautifully golden infusion with delicate, floral and nutty notes - that's Darjeeling tea from India! The tea garden from India, Pussimbing, has existed for over 125 years and has only produced top-quality, controlled organic teas since 1994.

    The tea garden for Indian tea in the farthest corner of north-east India owes its name to its location: in the language of the neighboring Tibetans, Pussimbing means something like "full of natural streams." The locals affectionately call this place Mingoo: the valley hidden in the mist. Pussimbing, which lies at an altitude of up to 1,800 meters, is an ideal place for outstanding Darjeeling teas from India.

    The tea from India - Second Flush received a lot of sun in the period up to the second harvest in May/June and was thus able to develop more tannins than the harvest of the first tea from India - First Flush. The Second Flush still has its fine floral notes, but the tannins make the enjoyment a pleasantly rich and well-rounded affair.

  • Characteristics

    Leaf: Deep dark tea leaves with golden and silver tips

    Infusion: Beautiful dark orange color

    Aroma: Strong hop and citrus aromas, with sweet notes of grapes

    Taste: Deep but refreshing hops and roasted grain, with a nice grape sweetness. Overall round in the mouth

  • About processing

    Picking time: Summer

    Oxidation: 100%

    After harvesting and before the tea from India is packaged and shipped to be enjoyed in your teapot, this black Darjeeling tea from India goes through many different processing steps, all of which are crucial to developing its flavor and ensuring that the highest quality is maintained.
    The different steps are picking, withering, rolling, oxidizing, drying and sorting.

    The step of oxidation is also called fermentation. In the production of green tea, the oxidation is stopped immediately, so that the leaves have an oxidation level of almost zero. However, for black tea from India, the tea masters allow the leaves to oxidize completely. This is done in a room with high temperature and high humidity. During this process, the leaves develop their flavor and aroma, and it requires a lot of skill to master it. The tea master must judge when the right time has come to stop the oxidation.

    Once fermentation is complete, the leaves are dried to remove moisture from the leaves. At the end of the drying process, the leaves have a residual moisture content of 5 to 6%.


Preparation recommendation

If you are looking for a high-quality and flavorful tea, make sure you use loose leaf tea or tea bags that are large enough to allow the leaves to fully unfold. Avoid cheap tea bags, as the quality of the tea, the taste and the health benefits will be very low.

With a high-quality tea from India like our Tea Spitz India Darjeeling, you can brew the same leaves two or three times and get the same result.

Water: The water should be almost boiling (90 - 95 °C)

Quantity: 7 - 8 g loose leaf tea to 500 ml water

Brewing time: 3 minutes

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India Darjeeling - Black Tea


From mid to late May, when the weather in Darjeeling becomes noticeably warmer, the moment has come: the second round of harvesting of tea from India's Darjeeling region can begin.

This tea from India is less delicate than the spring harvest and is one of the best options for dark tea lovers looking for something special. Compared to the fresher First Flush, this Second Flush has a nice nutty - hazelnut-like - taste, a round mouthfeel and a long finish.


The fertile soils of the Darjeeling hills are not far from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in India. Unlike tea from India's Assam region, which is grown at lower altitudes, the gardens of Darjeeling are located at higher altitudes.

The second flush - the summer harvest - is picked in hot weather, which, combined with the high altitude, creates the perfect conditions for a strong but refreshing black tea from India. The aromas are captivating and the infusion is deep and soothing.

When should you drink tea from India?

Its refreshing and invigorating aromas make Indian tea an excellent afternoon tea. Its strong flavor is well balanced by the addition of milk, if you choose to add it to your cup.

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