Glenburn White Moonshine First Flush Darjeeling - No.37 - 2020 Harvest


 Glenburn White Moonshine First Flush Darjeeling - No.37 - 2020 HarvestGlenburn White Moonshine First Flush Darjeeling - No.37 - 2020 Harvest 

Glenburn White Moonshine First Flush Darjeeling - No.37 - 2020 Harvest

The 2020 Glenburn Moonshine has just arrived (mid-July)! bringing with it, its usual fresh spring aroma, subtle sweetness and floral notes offering a perfect Darjeeling experience.

Price:  £13.95(VAT Free)

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Tea Story

The 2020 harvest is finally here! Given the impact this year has had in terms of first flush harvest, this year's Glenburn Moonshine is a real treat.

This year’s harvest couldn’t go ahead due to the imposed lock down from March 2020. However Glenburn tea garden was able to harvest silvery tender clonal buds immediately after the easing of the restrictions from several fields for this year’s Moonshine. This typically light liquoring tea has the resemblance of a white tea offers a fresh spring notes, however, this year’s tea lacks a little bit of fruity and floral notes found in previous years; still a delightfully flavourful cup.

Being a white tea, there is no oxidisation, which makes the weather a vital counterpart to harvesting a good quality leaf. The Moonshine requires careful attention and meticulous handling after plucking, which is why only the most experienced tea farmers rear this spectacular tea. 

In an ethereal and completely blissful sip, one is transported to the mystical and spiritual mountainsides of the Himalayas. The name ‘White Moonshine’ perfectly captures the essence of this tea. Every sip feels like a mouthful of midnight moonlight.

Although closest to white tea, this single origin Darjeeling almost defies classification.


The long, tippy and elegantly curled, wiry leaves are  dominated by an abundance of silver tips and mossy-green buds. 

Words can hardly describe the lingering mix of sweet, floral, fruity and fresh aromas of this tea. As you open the packet and place your nose over the tea-tin, your nostrils are met with the most enticing of scents.

The flavour of this exceptional tea is gentle yet complex. The light, understated and playful taste entices the palate and leaves behind a subtly creamy mouthfeel. The tea imparts very little astringency and leaves you with a bouquet of refreshing impressions.

At first, you will detect subtle floral notes that develop into an intricate mix of gently sweet, citrusy flavours, ending with the softest hint of cool mint.  This truly is the champagne of teas. 

Only the most experienced pickers are allowed to work on this tea. Blooming from the mist that rises of the river Rungeet in April, Glenburn White Moonshine is made exclusively from the most tender shoots. Handled with extreme care, all natural health-promoting properties are preserved.


Glenburn Tea Garden

Located in the Himalayas, Glenburn is ethically managed by one of the most widely respected tea families in India. Two snow-fed Himalayan rivers - the Rungeet and the Rung Dung - wind through the estate and nourish the Glenburn tea bushes. The revered Himalayan garden was founded in 1859 by a Scottish tea company. Later, the garden was passed on to the pioneering Prakash family, who are known in Darjeeling as ‘Chaiwala’, the Hindi term for ‘tea planters’.

A place of natural beauty, Glenburn houses a plethora of natural flora and fauna - including fruit trees, wild flowers, rare birds and honey bees.


Workers employed in the garden have full access to health care and education. The garden’s code of conducts promises to uplift the lives of local people and to provide fair, ethical and clean teas to tea-lovers around the world.

The Glenburn garden grows its tea bushes in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, using ethical agricultural practices. After hand-picking and post-harvest treatment, the tea leaves are packed with extreme care under controlled hygienic conditions.

At The Tea Makers of London, we are in constant pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. Glenburn White Moonshine 2019 First Flush Darjeeling is a very respectable contestant for this accolade.

Ingredients: Pure Darjeeling Tea.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in spring in the Glenburn part of Darjeeling, India


Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Long wiry, green tender leaves

  • Aroma

    Delightfully fruity and floral

  • Flavour

    Floral & citrus notes and a hint of cool mint.

  • Colour

    Light Golden


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Really enjoyed this tea
Wednesday, 14 October 2020  |  Rochelle

really enjoyed this tea. Would order again


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Just so nice
Tuesday, 6 October 2020  |  Micaela

....along with the Silver Needle it is just so nice! Lucky me I purchased it just to try it for the first will become a must!


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Champagne of darjeelings
Friday, 25 September 2020  |  Lee

Light, floral and cool, the champagne of darjeelings. Only problem was the broken packaging, but tea was nice.


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Like the delicate taste
Monday, 17 August 2020  |  Douglas

I like the delicate taste


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Delicate and delicious!
Saturday, 11 April 2020  |  Adrian

Delicate and delicious. Really.


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