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2024 TEA WG’s Darjeeling First Flush
2024 TEA WG’s Darjeeling First Flush

In the heart of the Himalayan hills, where whispers of spring dance on the breeze, exists an exceptional and divine harvest. Each Spring, Tea WG embarks on a pilgrimage to the Northeast region of India in West Bengal – high in the foothills of the Himalayan Plateaus – in search of some of the finest and most celebrated Darjeeling first flush harvests.

Over deep mountain valleys shrouded in cool misty clouds lies a verdant terrain: a winding passage of luscious, terraced steps where some of the most revered tea leaves are cultivated on family-owned estates. The unique terroir of Darjeeling, with its cool temperatures, high altitude of up to 2,500 metres, distinctive soil and rainfall, imparts a unique and naturally occurring quality and flavour that yields some of the most exceptional and highly sought-after black teas in the world, where no two gardens or harvests taste alike.

Tea Production: A Labour Of Love

The secret of a fine cup of Darjeeling tea is the process behind it; from climate and soil conditions, organic cultivation and harvesting techniques, to sustainable farming practices and tea processing methods.

One of the most labour-intensive processes in the world, our Darjeeling teas are carefully hand harvested by skilled tea pickers. It takes approximately 20,000 to 22,000 tender shoots, the two leaves and a bud of newly grown tea plants, to produce 1kg of first flush Darjeeling.

Behind Every Fine Cup Of Darjeeling Tea

Behind an exceptional cup of Darjeeling tea is also a dedicated and skilled workforce working to produce the marvellous teas in the Tea WG collection. Tea WG prioritises caring for the farmers and communities we source from and understands the customs and traditions of the people who call the tea plantation their home.

On one of the Tea WG partner estates in Darjeeling, primary schools offer education to children and community centres play host to social activities. In another, an onsite hospital and hospice provide medical support, and cows are freely distributed to all members of staff as a source of milk and additional income for the workers’ families.

Limited Edition Darjeeling First Flush

In dawn’s tender embrace, verdant leaves unfurl to reveal the most coveted Darjeeling harvests available throughout the year. An exquisite first flush Spring harvest, also known as the King of Black Teas, preciously encased in a limited-edition tea tin of striking green adorned with gold hues.

The 2024 Darjeeling First Flush Tea from the Grand Mode Tea Collection is rich in aroma and complex in flavour with outstanding notes of ripe fruits and nuts.

Highly prized by tea enthusiasts around the world, a curated selection of 10 loose-leaf harvests from celebrated estates of Darjeeling will be arriving by air and available in limited quantities from 17 th June 2024.

Beyond the remarkable flavours in the teacup, tea is a legacy that invites all to embark on a voyage to discover and explore rich cultures; an experience like no other that will bring people back, time and again, in pursuit of the intangible qualities of Tea WG.

Discover the terroir of the season in every cup and savour the unparalleled quality of these exceptional harvests.

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