Darjeeling Autumnal Flush

 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 

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About Darjeeling Autumnal Flush

Loose black tea with gold tips
Tippy Autumnal Flush
Autumnal flush Darjeeling, often just called autumnal Darjeeling, Darjeeling Autumnal Flush, or less commonly, third flush, is Darjeeling tea that has been harvested after the autumn rainy season. It is often described as having a full-bodied and robust character, especially relative to the more delicate first and second flush teas, and tends to be darker in color, although it is lighter and more delicate than the monsoon/rains teas gathered between the second and autumnal flushes. The harvest dates of these teas are generally in October and November.

Loose black tea with a slight greenish hue
Autumnal Flush Darjeeling
Autumnal flush tends to have larger leaves than the teas from the first two flushes, although this difference can be slight relative to other teas, as most Darjeeling is still made out of small-leafed cultivars of the tea plant.

Compared to teas of a similar grade and from similar gardens, Darjeeling tea from the autumnal flush tends to be less expensive than first or second flush teas, but more so than monsoon or rains teas or blends of tea from different flushes. However, it is hard to generalize about either price or quality; autumnal flushes of higher grades or from certain estates often fetch higher prices than first- or second-flush teas from others.

Best Darjeeling Autumnal Flush

The notion of the "best" Darjeeling Autumnal Flush is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Golden Wire - GopalDhara

Golden Wire - GopalDhara

Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Risheehat SFTGFOP1 Wiry [DJ 562] 2009

Risheehat SFTGFOP1 Wiry [DJ 562] 2009

Brand:Thunderbolt Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Arya Clonal Exclusive [DJ 125] 2009

Arya Clonal Exclusive [DJ 125] 2009

Brand:Thunderbolt Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Autumnal

Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Autumnal

Brand:TeaGschwendner
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Gopaldhara Gold Darjeeling Black Tea Autumn Flush

Gopaldhara Gold Darjeeling Black Tea Autumn Flush

Brand:Golden Tips
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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