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The Tea Makers of London offers a wide range of finest quality loose-leaf teas. Our teas are freshly sourced from some of the best tea estates around the world such as China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Taiwan.

What is Darjeeling First Flush?

Many of us may naively assume that Darjeeling, being a region in Bengal, India, is hot all year round. However, this district lies at the foothills at the Himalayas. Unlike many tea growing regions, Darjeeling has a temperate climate, which means the tea harvest is seasonal.   Whilst spring and summer enjoy reliably warm temperatures to grow and harvest tea, winters in Darjeeling are not too dissimilar to those in the UK, with the average temperature from November to February being 0-7C. Due to these cold temperatures during these months, the tea plants go into hibernation and all harvesting ceases.  During...

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