This designation means the so-called second harvest. It takes place between May and June. It results in darker and more mature leaves.
The spicy scent is still very pleasant, and it is also noticeably more mature by this time of year.
Like the first harvest, the second harvest is typically distinguished for Darjeeling tea. For these teas, the harvest is the most important factor determining quality.
Darjeeling is one of the true tea delicacies. And not just because this tea is grown in a limited area in the Himalayan foothills, around the town of Darjeeling.
Despite a lot of care, it doesn’t grow much here every year.
But these teas are also unique in their properties. Due to the specific climate, they have an unobtrusive taste with traces of muscat.
They also have a characteristic fragrance.