Darjeeling Platinum Leaf 1st flush/2nd flush (Subodh Brothers Pvt. Ltd.)

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Price: 12503500

In Darjeeling 4 major crops are harvested over the year, and the same tea bush gives 4 different character of tea over the harvest seasons.

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. The third crop is known as the Rains crop(July-September 2nd week), during this season the crop produce is in bulk due to over rainfall but the aroma is not very exclusive due to insufficient sunshine. So the brew is very dark with a dull character.

The last and the final crop is the Autumnal Flush which is harvested from the last week of September to the 2nd week of November. This harvest gives the strongest liquor as it passes through the summer and the monsoon and due to the sunshine of Autumn again after the long monsoon season this tea has a very unique aroma.

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The story of Darjeeling tea started some 150 years ago when Dr.Campbell (civil surgeon), as an experiment planted tea seeds in his garden at Beechwood, Darjeeling, 7000ft above sea level. He was reasonably successful in raising the plant, so the government, in 1847, elected to put out tea nurseries in this area.

Its appears that in 1866, Darjeeling had 39 gardens producing a total crop of 21000 kilograms of tea. In 1870,the number of gardens increased to 56, producing about 71000 kilograms of tea harvested from 4400 hectres. During 1860-1864, the Darjeeling company was established with 4 new gardens. By this time Darjeeling tea was found to be a profitable venture. Today, Darjeeling produce the world’s best aromatic teas. Presently Darjeeling has 86 tea gardens which produces about 10 million kgs of tea annually. Tea is grown in Darjeeling from a height of 100 mts.(300ft) to 2000mts (6000ft). Some 6000 shoots of tea leaves and a bud from these bushes make about ½ kg, whereas light leaf Assam can produce the same quantity with about 3000 shoots(all Darjeeling teas are hand plucked).

Tea Type

1st Flush, 2nd Flush


Rs 5000, Rs 7000


250 gm, 500 gm