Second Flush – Green Tea
Selim Hill’s Second Flush Green Teas are decidedly distinctive. They have a delicious and decidedly mild flavour. They are born to the dancing mists, the rolling hills, and the forestial wilderness.
Experience the Original Flavour of Darjeeling:
- Plucked, packed and dispatched from the source
- High in Antioxidants
- Healthy caffeine levels
- Prepared in limited batches
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Know your Tea
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 to capture the spiritual biodiversity that Selim Hill offers in creating this immunity boosting wonder.
Green and well rolled. 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.
Light-olive greenish in appearance.
Vegetal and grassy.
Light and sweet, our Second Flush Green teas are smooth and floral. You can add a touch of lemon to balance the citrus profile.
Nurtured by the Selim Hill Forest, your Second Flush teas come from a section known as Meethedhare — sweet buds. These sweet buds bloom to offer a most special green tea.
Add 2 teaspoons (2.5 g) and steep hot water for 5 minutes. Brew and enjoy the Original Taste of Darjeeling.
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The Tea Journey
Your tea’s journey starts with the scouting and plucking of leaves as they begin flushing with the onset of Spring every year. The nimble hands of the ladies who pluck your teas at Selim Hill tea estate disguises the gruelling and difficult task that this is. Pluckers carry upto 20 kgs of leaved on their shoulder everyday and walk for miles on end searching for the two leaves and a bud that makes Darjeeling Tea; or as they refer to it: Dui Path, Ek Suiro.
Every day’s pickings are weighed and brought indoors, and then they are put into the boilers. Unlike our Black Teas, the Green Teas are meant put into a boiling chamber where steam interacts with the fresh leaves. After the boiling process, the tea leaves are spread on a trough and water is sprinkled to cool and freshen up the leaves faster.
Rolling : After the tea leaves have been withered for 8-24 hours, the dried tea leaves are put intothe rolling machines. This step ruptures the cells of the leaves, initiates oxidation, and gives it the ultimate shape that you see in your Dorje pouches. The rolling of tea leaves at Selim Hill tea estate’s heritage factory takes place in Britannia machines which are at least a century old. It is here that the true magic of bringing out the flavours of Darjeeling tea, takes place.
After an hour or so of rolling the tea leaves, they’re fermented in large trays. The cooling process develops the aroma and flavour for the tea. it is then immediately put into a large drying oven that heats it at high temperatures to produce the final product.
We ask our partners at Selim Hill Tea Estate to do a careful hand sorting of your teas instead of breaking the leaves or letting any metal touch the final product. The inconsitency of our teas, adds to the authenticity of the product
P. S. We taste our teas every day to ensure that only the best cups reach you.