Darjeeling Second Flush

 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 

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About Darjeeling Second Flush

Darjeeling second flush or second flush Darjeeling tea designates Darjeeling tea that has been harvested at a specific time, in the summer, well after the first flush. This tea is also called Darjeeling summer tea or Darjeeling summer flush. The harvest time for second flush tea comes at a period of greater rainfall than the first flush, but well before the peak of the monsoon season. Tea harvested during the monsoon season is called monsoon tea or rains tea and is not the same as second flush, and is usually considered inferior quality.

Compared to first flush, second flush Darjeeling has a darker color and is richer in flavor. Many of these teas, however, have a light color and can still be much milder than most black teas.

Second flush Darjeeling, like first flush, is considered a highly desireable tea, and can be very expensive. It is hard to generalize about price or quality; although first flush is often considered more expensive and desireable, some second flush teas exceed some first flush teas in price, and some tea drinkers prefer second flush teas for their bolder flavor.

Best Darjeeling Second Flush

The notion of the "best" Darjeeling Second 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 Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel

Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
39
3 Ratings
Picture of Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea

Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
82
3 Ratings
Picture of TD40: Makaibari Estate FTGFOP1S Second Flush (DJ-142)

TD40: Makaibari Estate FTGFOP1S Second Flush (DJ-142)

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Darjeeling, Dooteriah Estate - 2nd Flush

Darjeeling, Dooteriah Estate - 2nd Flush

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Giddapahar Musk (DJ 29) 2009

Giddapahar Musk (DJ 29) 2009

Brand:Thunderbolt Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea

Makaibari Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
82
3 Ratings
Picture of Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel

Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
39
3 Ratings

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