Tea Chronicles: What is First Flush Tea?
Posted on February 21 2017
FIRST FLUSH TEAThe first pluck of the harvest is called the first flush. The tea harvest in India is from the month of february to the month of december depending on the geographical region and the weather. The tender two leaf and a bud which blooms after the dormant period of winters, is plucked to taste like sunshine in a cup. It looks bright and tastes fresh and floral.
Tea plants have five flushes or plucks: first flush is from february to april. This is followed by the second flush that takes place from late april to June. Monsoon flush walks after the second flush. This is followed by autumn flush which takes place in the month of october and november.