Is there any advantage to getting a first flush that is just harvested?
…like just arrived stateside after picking and the freshest possible. If you are familiar with a certain tea, can you tell a difference between a ‘new’ tea and a six month old tea?
It really depends on a lot of different variables. Green teas I think you can taste a difference, but how it is kept and packaged is more important.
Buying a first flush that has just been harvested doesn’t guarantee you a good tea, I’d say finding a good tea shop matters much much more. (as plenty of people lie) :*(