Darjeeling Second Flush
The second crop is known as the 2nd Flush which is a bit matured than the 1st crop in terms of aroma and liquor. The world renowned muscatel flavor is pronounced during this particular season. This crop is harvested from the end of 3rd week of May to the 3rd week of June. Tea plucked in the Darjeeling region of India during the second growing season, or “flush” for tea. It is noted for its unique muscatel grape flavor, which some say is derived from the plant’s reaction to a small insect that sucks fluids from the stems of the tea plant. So-called “muscatel Darjeelings” (Darjeeling second flush teas with a pronounced muscatel grape flavor) are highly prized. Other prominent flavors in many Darjeeling second flush black teas are stonefruit and earth.