Glenburn Estate Second Flush FTGFOP is from the famous tea-producing Darjeeling Region in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal in northeastern India. Established around 1859, the 1600-acre estate is located at about 3,200 feet and is planted with the Camellia sinensis sinensis variety of the tea plant. The garden uses sustainable agricultural practices and is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, a tea-specific fair trade organization. As such, it provides living and working conditions that exceed those required by Indian law, a hospital and schools for the workers’ children.
Second Flush teas are the second harvest of the season and are plucked following the first flush. Harvesting usually occurs from late April into June, finishing before the summer monsoon rains begin.
Uniformly-colored and shaped leaves yield an amber-colored, complex, medium-bodied infusion that is aromatic and complex with notes of stone fruit, nuts, and a slight minerality.