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Darjeeling First Flush
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Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea
Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea
Darjeeling First Flush Black Tea

Darjeeling First Flush

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From the Mystical Kingdom In The Sky

A superbly balanced first flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling from the organic Barnesbeg estate. Capturing all the quality of the garden's terroir, this orangey-gold tea offers enticing floral aromas, sweet fruity flavours and a fresh mineral edge.

**Limited quantities available**


Black Tea


Spring / first flush

Taste Profile

Floral and fruity with
a mineral edge


Darjeeling, India

Food Pairing

Peach melba, soufflés,
cake with fruit & fresh cream

Picked by hand

Multi award winning

Obal 2021 award x 2
World Packaging awards 2021

2021 Darjeeling First Flush

With the region's diverse terroirs and varied climates, Darjeeling's first flush teas are a special event. As the gardens awaken from the harsh mountain winter, the tea plants spring into life, producing their first – and most sought after – new growth. While there's an increasing clamour for ever more delicate first flush teas, we prefer a more balanced cup at Galerie du Thé. After much tasting, we selected this beautiful FTGFOP1 from the organically-managed Barnesbeg garden. The leaves were picked 26 March 2021.

Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful tea regions in the world. Tucked away in the mountainous valleys between Nepal and Bhutan, visiting Darjeeling is like entering a mystical kingdom in the sky – a kingdom ruled by tea. Overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the Himalayas, Darjeeling has all the drama you could ever need. As you weave through its forested foothills, the beautiful tea gardens are interspersed with rhododendrons, orchids and azaleas. The Barnesbeg estate sits high in the north of the region, not far from the Sikkim border. Spread across hillside slopes ranging from 250 to 1000 metres, the garden enjoys a cool, balmy climate, fed by the Little Rangeet river which winds through the estate.


    Green-black finely twisted with golden tips
  • AROMA:

    Exotic flowers, Muscat grapes, fresh herbs and candy

  • TASTE:

    Fresh and mellow with candied peel and soft sweetness on the finish



  • 2 TPS

  • 100ºC

  • 3 - 5 MINS


This is our recommended brewing guide, but by all means adjust to your own taste.

  1. Warm your teapot and cups with boiling water.
  2. Discard the water and add two level teaspoons of tea to your pot.
  3. Add 250ml / 9oz water (i.e. one teacup or small mug) at 90°C / 194°F.If you don't have a thermometer, let the boiled kettle sit for four minutes.
  4. Place the lid on the pot and steep for three minutes. Stir, then strain the tea into your cup.
  5. To re-steep the leaves, repeat steps 3–5.
Makes one cup. For more, add an extra teaspoon per person and multiply the amount of water accordingly.
Always use freshly-drawn and, where possible, filtered water.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Excellent tea

I love black tea in general, and I also love Darjeeling teas, and this is one of the finest teas I have ever tasted. It is EXCELLENT!

Charlene Ford
Stunning tea

I am loving the Darjeeling tea, the quality is stunning.


Soul-awakening aroma. A great body strength with vibrant notes of fruit peel, muscatel followed by a deliciously sweet aftertaste.

Eileen Donaghey
A beautiful black tea

If you are hosting an afternoon tea party and you want to serve the best tea for your guests, I highly recommend using Darjeeling tea. Galerie du Thé’s first flush Darjeeling smells fantastic and is a beautiful black tea. I can highly recommend it!