by masters teas (1 review)
ingredients: black tea
price level: $$$$
Our 2019 Balasun First Flush is an early harvest black tea from the Darjeeling region of India. Different from later harvests, this first flush has a light body and layers of character that lean toward floral with a hint of fruity notes, and a crisp clean finish. Grown on the Balasun Estate, it has all of the classic notes of a first flush that are highly prized by connoisseurs across the globe. Famous for producing some of the best quality teas, the Balasun Tea Estate (est. 1871) is spread across rolling hills with moderately gentle slope. The garden altitude varies from 365 meters to 1375 meters above sea level and temperature ranges between 44 degrees in winter to a maximum of 85 degrees in summer.
Really nice first-flush Darjeeling with aromas of raisin bread that carry over into the cup. A nice sweet and lingering finish brings you back for more. Really, really good.