Sikkim First Flush Black Tea

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Regular price £8.49
(42p per cup)

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The first pick after the snow melts in the Himalayas, and the bushes start to produce their first new leaves. This tea is bright, clean, delicate with a highly perfumed nose.

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01 August 2021
D. Z.
Sikkim First flush

Sikkim firs flush tea is my favourite tea for years. I was suprised finding your company trading this tea. The quality is perfect. The price-quality ratio is amazing

03 April 2021
Maria M.
Germany Germany
Sikkim First Flush Muscatel

Sikkim First Flush Muscatel is a tea that resembles Darjeeling. This is not surprising as Sikkim is a neighbouring region of Darjeeling. The taste is therefore very familiar to me: deliciously light with a floral and sweet muscatel aroma. Thanks to Henrietta's profound expertise, I have a cup of this wonderful tea. Thank you so much, dear Henrietta and your very nice team at Rare Tea.

27 November 2020
Stacey H.
United States United States
Exquisite flavor

I gravitate to the Sikkim on particularly stressful work days - it is the perfect tea to take a moment to reset. Try both recommended green-style and black-style infusions for a different, delightful tasting experience.

23 October 2018
A delightful uplifting tea

I truly loved the Sikkim, refreshingly light & floral yet with a surprising richness, a delightful uplifting tea.

Sikkim First Flush Black Tea
Sikkim First Flush Black Tea
Sikkim First Flush Black Tea
Sikkim First Flush Black Tea

Tasting Notes

Crafted as a black tea it is lighter, more ethereal than later harvests - almost like a silky green tea but with heady florals, deep richness and all the verdant sweetness of spring.  It infuses to a pale golden cup.


Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.


For a green style infusion use 75°C (167°F) water.

For a black style infusion use water at 85°C (185°F).


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly. 


You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

42p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.




Temi Tea Garden

First Flush

Sikkim, India

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