REVIEW: Tea2you – Darjeeling 1st Flush (2013)

Tea2you - Darjeeling 1st Flush

Tea: Darjeeling tea from India
Purchased at: Tea2you at Borough Market, London
Retail price: £4.99 for 50 grams
Link to Darjeeling 1st Flush on Tea2you website

Dry leaf:

  • Nice full leaves that are uniform
  • Leaves are extremely fresh and have a wonderful floral aroma

Brewed tea:

  • Beautiful golden liquor
  • Light-bodied tea that has a mind-blowing floral taste (oolong lovers will really like this tea)
  • Smooth taste with low astringency

My tips:

  • You can get two great infusion with this tea. A third is possible, but the finer qualities of the tea are mainly lost
  • Brew this tea 2 to 2.5 minutes with water that is 90 to 95 degrees
  • If you think that you are not a Darjeeling fan because of the muscatel flavour that is so pronounced in 2nd flushes, give this 1st flush a try. I’m not super fond of a strong muscatel flavour, but this tea only has a subtle hint, which lets you know you’re drinking a Darjeeling without being overwhelmed with muscatel notes

My score: 


                                    First infusion. 2.5 minutes.



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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