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Leaf - Finest harvest leaves rolled evenly, an excellent, stylish wiry tea.
Infusion - Dedicate, sophisticated greenish bright.
Liquor - Having an evoking, good floral fresh chinatic character.
The Balasun- First Flush is a refreshing tea from the plantation of Balasun in Darjeeling. The liquor is bright sweet with nice first flush character. The whole leaf wiry tea is sprinkled with green tips. It has a bright greenish infusion with some nose and a delightful aroma that makes it a perfect beverage. Balasun is located near hamlet town of Sonada, a station for the heritage Darjeeling toy train. Besides, it also offers a panoramic view of the Balasun River. You will fall in love with our high quality tea with it’s fuller body and a unique aromatic flavor! Darjeeling First Flush teas are the produce from the first harvest of the year, from March to May, immediately after the spring rains. Darjeeling First Flush is also known as Spring Teas, as it is harvested during this period are light in appearance with a brisk flavour having a light yellow cup colour, with delicate flowery flavour and aroma. Our philosophy ‘from Garden to Cup' is a pledge of our devotion to quality and freshness of the tea produced.We aspire to bring you fresh tea straight from our gardens, eliminating all middle men, such that it reaches you in the fastest possible time and it’s flavor and taste makes you feel come alive with every sip. It is like a retrospective journey to a fine route dotted with picturesque garden valley having an abundance of mountain flora and fauna. We envision a world where people are enjoying our fresh, premium quality, flavorsome tea that commits to reinvigorate them even on the go.
Famous for producing the best of excellent quality tea with fuller body and typical muscatel china flavour, The Balasun Tea estate is spread across rolling hills with moderately gentle slope and a wide open valley with Balasun river flowing at the bottom part of the garden. panoramic views. The garden altitude varies from 365 metres to 1375 metres above MSL and temperature ranges between 7 degree winter to maximum of 30 degree in summer. The estate is located near a tiny hamlet town of Sonada, one of the stations for the heritage Darjeeling Toy train and is near to Tibetan chorten (Stupa), Tiger Hill, Chatkput Eco Village, Senchel lake, Senchel Reserve forest with oaks, chestnuts, walnuts, magnolias, rhododendrons, etc. During spring one can see the bright blooms of rhododendrons, cream magnolias and orchids in this moss-laden forest. The region is famous for it’s trekking routes and bird watching. The garden is easily accessible by road from Siliguri and the near Airport Bagdogra which is 50 kms away. The plantation was established in 1871 by M/s Davenport & Company Ltd. The original name of the garden was Nahore Balasun taken from the Lepcha dialect and was later renamed as Balasun after the river Balasun which flows through the garden. Jayshree Tea and Industries acquired the garden in 2005. Since acquisition, the Jayshree tea management has invested in all round improvement of the garden and factory infrastructure, employee welfare, regular in-filling initiatives and planned afforestation for climatic conservation. Complete renovation of Factory buildings, roads, office and houses and upgradation of factory with latest technology to improve quality tea. As a result of these initiatives, the tea per unit realisation has improved considerably since 2005.The estate has Fair Trade certification from FLO-CERT, HACCP certified by TUV-NORD, UTZ certified by IMO and SAN/ Rainforest Allaince certification from IMO.