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First Flush Darjeeling Thurbo 2016

Our decadent First Flush Darjeeling 2016 is hand-picked from the Thurbo Tea Estate from the very first harvest after the spring rains in Darjeeling.

Grown under the shadow of Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, this lush and tippy black tea has a wonderful aroma, slightly reminiscent of apricot. When brewed you can expect a clear, gold liquor with a fresh, lightly astringent and well balanced flavour. Highly sought-after and exclusive, our First Flush Darjeeling truly deserves its moniker of the “Champagne of Teas”.

Leaf Grade: FTGFOP1 Ch
(Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)

Please note that this special leaf should not be brewed in the same manner as traditional black teas. Allow one teaspoon per cup. Switch the kettle off just before it boils or, after boiling allow it to cool for five minutes, ideally down to 85 degrees before infusing for 3 minutes. Best enjoyed without milk or sweetener.

Black Tea

May contain traces of nuts

Sample Caddy
Our small sample size caddy is the perfect way to try a new tea.
Contains tea for approximately 14 cups of Black tea.

Refill Carton
The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.
Contains enough tea for approximately 60 cups (Standard) or 90 cups (Large) of Black tea.
**Please note this container is not airtight and therefore once opened tea should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar.

Standard Caddy
Our bespoke purple damask caddy is the perfect way to keep your tea fresh.
Contains tea for approximately 60 cups of Black tea.

Large Caddy
Our Large bespoke purple damask caddy is the perfect way to keep your favourite tea fresh.
Contains enough tea for approximately 90 cups of Black tea.


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