Makaibari 2nd flush 2023

SKU # 1120-2

Regular price
$ 7.44
Regular price
$ 7.44
Sale price

This is Season 2023 of our best-selling Makaibari tea - air freighted in for our loyal fans.  2nd flush has more body than 1st flush and is more pungent and floral as well.  It retains its character well even as the leaf matures.  From an estate certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.  Enjoy our most popular Makaibari - the 2nd flush harvest.  Starting with batch DJ 201. 

And for those seeking a discount, check out our other Makaibari lots, particularly those from the previous season. We are out of stock of the 2nd flush from the previous season.

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Steeping Instructions

Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.
Pour boiling water over leaves.  
Steep 3.5 mins.

Tea Education

2nd flush is sometimes called the Easter Flush. The leaf from these bushes has matured a bit since the early spring harvest but it is plucked well before the monsoons arrive which is typically mid-June. Too much moisture results in a greater yield but a lower quality of Darjeeling leaf so 2nd flush is pre-monsoon. 2nd flush leaves, when infused, exhibit a coppery hue to the leaf and the fragrance carries a deeper floral scent. It has more body in the cup with an increased pungency. The 2nd flush harvest has more staying power and is our most popular Makaibari tea.