First Flush Darjeeling flown direct from the tea gardens of India to the Tea Total warehouse, we bring you the lightest, brightest and freshest premium quality first flush Darjeeling tea. Every year we select from different samples, searching for the tea that most closely matches our taste requirements, a tea we're confident you'll enjoy. Picked during the prime first flush (when the camellia tea bushes are picked for the first time in a season, around March each year). This premium darjeeling is a classic muscatel tea. Delicate of flavour, light in colour with a clear, clean finish.
This season our first flush is from the Jungpana estate in the Kurseong South valley. According to a legend, the estate is named for Jung Bahadur, faithful servant of an Englishman, who was hunting a man-eating tiger in these hills. Jung was mortally wounded trying to save his master and since his dying wish was for water, which is 'pana' in the local language, the hills came to be called Jung-Pana. The estate is known to produce some of the most sought after muscatel Darjeelings and borders the classic Goomtee tea estate.
If your order is received before 1pm on a working day, it will be dispatched that afternoon. Orders placed between 1pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be sent Monday afternoon. We deliver using New Zealand Post’s service. Their suggested delivery time frames vary depending on location and season.
Auckland 1 or 2 business days
North Island 2 or 3 business days
South Island 3 to 5 business days
Rural Area 5 business days
Australia 4 to 7 business days
If we have made a mistake with your order, we will send out a replacement along with a post bag for return of the incorrect product.
However, if you decide, for whatever reason, you don't wish to keep the item ordered, we will refund the returned product upon receipt. The return will be at your expense. Note that we will only receive returns of teas if their packaging has been unopened.
Can I track my order?
After we process your order, you would receive an automatic email from NZ Post once the courier has picked it up. In the email, you will have the tracking number and website link to view the delivery information.