Darjeeling Black Plan

(5 customer reviews)

This subscription will last for 1 year. We will deliver all 4 seasonal Flushes to you over the course of the year.

Scroll down to see the delivery timeline for each seasonal Flush. You can try our 100g sampler pack here.

 

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What this plan includes

First Flush

Harvest: Spring

A delicate Darjeeling Cup, with floral liquoring.

Delivery Months:
June, July, August

Second Flush Darjeeling Tea - Dorje - Selim Hill

Second Flush

Harvest: Summer

The Champagne of Teas, experience the muscatel flavor.

Delivery Months:
September, October, November

Roasted Darjeeling Tea - Dorje Teas - Selim Hill Tea Garden

Roasted Flush

Harvest: Monsoon

Specially roasted to provide a bold and smoky flavour.

Delivery Months:
December, January, February

Second Flush Darjeeling Tea - Dorje - Selim Hill

Autumn Flush

Harvest: Winter

A bright coloured cup, with a full bodied flavour.

Delivery Months:
March, April, May

Know your Tea

First Flush (Currently Delivering)

 

SEASON
During the winter dormancy, Selim Hill fertilises and prepares itself for the coming of
Spring. And Spring appears like a glorious hornbill, with the coming of March. The bushes
develop a dark green texture and the leaves begin flushing as they rise towards the
heavens. The season is still cool and breezy, and the freshness can be felt in your cup.

DRY LEAF
Dry, greyish green. Our leaves are rough, long, and bold. Like a Persian carpet, the
inconsistency of our leaves is a mark of the authenticity of our product.

LIQUORING
Champagne

AROMA
Delicate, floral notes, and fresh-cut-field aromas.

FLAVOURS
The First Flush carries an intensely fruity flavour. Light to Medium-bodied, its bright in
appearance, with a definitive peppermint finish for the aficionado.

LEGEND
Nurtured by the Selim Hill Forest, your First Flush teas are grown under the shadow of the
bamboo groves of the famed Andheri Section at the Estate. Selim Hill’s First Flush is
celebrated in tea rooms and boutiques all over Europe.

PREPARATION
Add 2 teaspoons (2.5 g) and steep hot water for 5 minutes. Brew and enjoy the Original
Taste of Darjeeling.

Second Flush

 

SEASON
Springtime is rudely interrupted at Selim Hill by a brisk round of showers around May
every year. “The slumbering life forces of the forest come alive, the birds, the bees, and
the flowers on the trees,” as Rajah Banerjee likes to put it. Life is gruelling for the ladies
who pluck your teas during this season. They walk far and wide everyday scouting out two
leaves and a bud to make the perfect Second Flush Teas.

DRY LEAF
Dark greenish-brown. Our leaves are rough, long, and bold. Like a Persian carpet, the
inconsistency of our leaves is a mark of the authenticity of our product.

LIQUORING
Bright, deep amber – “like a newly minted copper coin.”

AROMA
Distinct, floral bouquet. 

FLAVOURS
Medium-full bodied, the Second Flush teas have a more pronounced palette, and yet it
carries a round, mellow flavour. The distinct sweet flavour of these teas can be identified as
the elusive and mythical muscatel that Darjeeling’s teas are famed for.

LEGEND
Nurtured by the Selim Hill Forest, your Second Flush teas come from a section known as
Meethedhare — sweet buds. Darjeeling’s Second Flush teas are the envy of even the best
wine makers of the world.

PREPARATION
Add 2 teaspoons (2.5 g) and steep hot water for 5 minutes. Brew and enjoy the Original
Taste of Darjeeling.

Roasted Flush

 

SEASON
The monsoons are long, and lonely in Darjeeling. Shrouded by mist, Selim Hill experiences a daily downpour accompanied by claps of thunders and flashes of lightning. But plucking does not halt. Armed with an umbrella in one hand, while warding off leeches and snakes, the ladies of Selim Hill look to collect the bounty that nature suddenly offers in these 2 months, with their nimble, trained hands. We specially roast these teas to capture the smoky flavour.

DRY LEAF
Dark brown and roasted in appearance. Our leaves are rough, long, and bold. Like a Persian carpet, the inconsistency of our leaves is a mark of  the authenticity of our product.

LIQUORING
Mahogany coloured in appearance.

AROMA
Stronger on the nose with a lingering smoky aroma.

FLAVOURS
Full bodied, our Roasted Flush carries a distinct and bold smokiness in its cup. It begins with a mellowness and ends with a slightly tart aftertaste. We recommend adding a drop of milk to our Roasted Flush teas and enjoying it with adda and pakoras.

LEGEND
By roasting and hand sorting our monsoon Flush teas, we bring to you a truly special tea that is very similar to the famous Lapsang Souchong teas of China.

PREPARATION
Add 2 teaspoons (2.5 g) and steep hot water for 5 minutes. Brew and enjoy the Original Taste of Darjeeling.

Autumn Flush

 

SEASON
Just before winter takes over, Selim Hill produces some of its best teas in the entire year. The Autumn Flush is the final offering of the tea bushes of the estate. The climax of a delightful year can be felt in the complexity of its cup. Winter is also the time when the veils of mist give way for a fleeting glimpse of the Kanchenjunga from Selim Hill. Maybe its the presence of these five sacred peaks that can be felt during this magical Flush.

DRY LEAF
Dark brown with hints of green. Our leaves are rough, long, and bold. Like a Persian carpet, the inconsistency of our leaves is a mark of  the authenticity of our product.

LIQUORING
Bright Golden – resembling a newly lit fire.

AROMA
Floral, fragrant and tropical, with hints of jasmine.

FLAVOURS
Full bodied in appearance, intense in flavour, but light and relaxed on the cup. The Autumn Flush teas have a buttery texture and a floral aftertaste. It combines the best of all Flushes and is offered to us by our bushes in very small batches.

LEGEND
Plucking takes place in the upper divisions of the tea estate where the cool winds are able to nurture the perfect teas for the season. The underrated Autumn Flush is our personal favourite!

PREPARATION
Add 2 teaspoons (2.5 g) and steep hot water for 5 minutes. Brew and enjoy the Original Taste of Darjeeling.

Tea Journey

Plucking & Manufacturing
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5 reviews for Darjeeling Black Plan

  1. PRADIP DUTTA

    Received first flush back in June. Waiting for the second flush shipment. Excellent tea. Gifted a plan to one of my tea loving college buddies. Love your shows too.

  2. Rashi Agrawal

    Got my first subscription and enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to receiving the second flush. The team is very helpful and prompt. Great job!

  3. Shekhar Chatterjee

    I loved the packaging. The post card that came along was really cute and wholesome. Looking forward to the next flush.

  4. Swapan Rudra

    I received my first package and was very happy. Thank you so much and god bless.

  5. Anup Basu

    Good concept. Hope to see the quality maintained.

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