If you are a lover of first-flush Darjeeling teas, you have to try out the Turzum First-Flush Basant Blossom Clonal Tea 2023. Also known as spring flush, these tea leaves are typically harvested in the spring season. First-flush Darjeeling teas are known to have a citrusy and floral taste, accompanied by a characteristic aroma. Here, we share some of the information about the Turzum First Flush Basant Blossom Clonal Tea 2023, so that you can decide whether it matches your preferred flavour profile.  


  • Background of the tea

Jayshree Tea exclusively crafts the Basant Blossom first flush tea at its Turzum Tea Estate in Darjeeling. The tea garden has been named after the company’s founder, Basant Kumar Birla. ‘Basant’ in Hindi also translates to spring season. It is in the spring that the first flush teas are harvested and packaged. At this point of its growth cycle, the tea presents unique taste and characteristics that are favoured by many.  


  • About the tea garden

The tea estate is on the slopes of the Rung Bong Valley, where it faces the beautiful and stunning Mirik Valley, Turzum and Sungma. The Rung Bong Valley is known for high quality tea growth. In terms of the overall climatic conditions of the region, the temperature can range between 3 degrees during the winters to about 28 degrees in the summer. The area also receives between 2500 and 3000 mm of rainfall, especially during the months of July, August and September.  


  • Brewing instructions

To get the best result, you have to brew the Turzum First Flush Basant Blossom Clonal Tea 2023 in a specific way. Below is the process you need to follow for enhanced taste, liquor and aroma. 

  • Bring a cup of water to a rolling boil. 
  • Add around 2.5 grams to 3 grams of tea leaves in the boiling water. 
  • Let this mixture steep for at least 5 mins for the perfect infusion.
  • Strain the tea leaves out and enjoy the hot beverage. 


Leaf: Superfine with abundant bloomy tips.

Liquor: Sweet complex and clonal character.

Infusion: Layered aroma of spring fruits.

Looking to buy first flush teas?

Explore our collection of spring first flush teas from different regions of India. Besides the Turzum First Flush Basant Blossom Clonal Tea 2023, we also offer several other Darjeeling first flush options from the region, including Darjeeling Turzum First Flush Enigma 2023 and Darjeeling Risheehat First Flush Flowery Black Tea

We also offer a selection of the finest Assam first flush teas. You can explore options, such as Assam Meleng First Flush CTC Black Tea 2023 and Assam Mangalam First Flush CTC BP Tea 2023