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Darjeeling First Flush
Phoobsering GardenGarden Direct Organic Black Tea


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USDA Organic


Harvest Date: March 30th, 2018
Cultivar:P312, AV2 & Chinary seed plants
Elevation: 1,000 - 2,000m

Phoobsering is one of the oldest plantations in the Darjeeling West valley, named after the man who was its first "Sardar" or supervisor when it was established in the mid-1800's. The 240 hectares of tea bushes are shrouded in mist regularly.


Phoobsering Tea Garden, Darjeeling, India

Tasting Notes

The cool mountain air in this valley makes the bushes grow gradually, creating a bright lemony profile in the first flush and a ripe Muscatel character in the second flush.


Organic Black Tea


Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
Steep Time
2 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (4g) tea per 8 ounces water to a small teapot.
Use water cooled to 190°F water
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes
Repeat for another 3+ infusions.
Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.