Second flush teas from Darjeeling are known for their muscatel flavour profile and fruity and flowery aroma. They offer a rich brew, making them favourites of many tea connoisseurs across the globe. If you are looking forward to a second flush tea from Darjeeling, one of the best options you can consider is the Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Muscatel Black Tea 2023. Here, we share five of the most important insights about this particular tea. 

  • Where does it come from?

This particular second flush tea is sourced from our Balasun Tea Estate. The estate is well-known for producing some of the best quality teas that feature a full-bodied and muscatel flavour profile. The tea estate is located in the middle of rolling hills and a picturesque valley full of lush greenery. At the bottom of the estate flows the Balasun River. 

  • What is the flavour profile and aroma of the tea?

The tea leaves are plucked right when they are at the peak of their flavour. The aroma of the leaves resemble the enchanting aroma of Muscat grape skins. So, you can look forward to both fruity and flowery notes but in the perfect balance of proportions. With each sip, you can experience the muscatel character distinctly. Afterwards, you are left with a sweet aftertaste that lingers for a while. This extraordinary experience just goes to show the artistry of the tea estate and the precision of harvesting the tea leaves at just the right phase. 

  • How to brew this tea perfectly?

If you want to extract maximum flavour from the tea, you must follow the distinct procedure to brew it. Firstly, take bottled or filtered water. Place the water on the heat and bring it to a rolling boil. Add around 3 grams of the loose tea leaves into the boiling water for each cup of tea you want to prepare. Next, switch off the heat and let the tea leaves steep for 3 to 5 minutes.  Strain the tea and serve it piping hot. 

  • What does the infusion, liquor and leaf look like for the tea?

To identify the tea, you need to know how the leaves look, as well as, colour, aroma and flavour of its brew. For Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Muscatel Black Tea 2023, the leaves are light brown coloured and have silver tips. When it comes to the liquor, you can expect an amber coloured mix that exudes fruity and floral notes. At the same time, you can clearly pick up the muscatel hints. The infusion produces a sweet nose and will remind you of Muscat grape skins. 

  • What certifications do the tea estate, from where this tea originates, hold?

The Balasun tea estate holds certifications, such as HACCP from TUV-NORD, Fair Trade from FLO-CERT, SAN/Rainforest Alliance from IMO and UTZ from IMO.

Looking for summer second flush teas?

Explore our diverse summer second flush tea collection. We have a wide variety of second flush teas from Darjeeling and Assam. If you appreciate the muscatel flavour, you should opt for Darjeeling second flush teas, such as Darjeeling Balasun Muscatel Black Tea 2023 or the Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Chinary Black Tea 2023.

If you like the malty flavour profile of Assam second flush teas, you can explore several options, such as Assam Meleng Second Flush Golden Tips Orthodox Black Tea 2023 or Assam Mangalam Second Flush Special Black Tea 2022.