The word ‘flush’ refers to the season of the year in which the tea was harvested and produced. For example, early spring gives us the tea leaves first ‘flush’, and early summer brings the second ‘flush’. The differences between each flush are very subtle, and again, much like a fine wine, certain flushes of certain types of loose tea will create more sought-after and unique tea flavours.
In terms of the different regions of loose tea available, there is a broad and varied range, each with their own array of unique flavours and characteristics - from the golden, delicate taste of Darjeeling
from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the invigorating, honey-dew infused bright region of Ceylon
in Sri Lanka.
By experimenting with different flushes and different regions of tea you’re likely to stumble across your own favourite.