What is first pick tea?

Tea is picked when the tea plant is 3 to 4 years old. Did you know that this is still mostly done by hand? This is because the best quality tea cannot be picked by machines because this will damage some of the leaves.

First pick

Have you ever heard of the first picking of tea? First picking is the first harvest of the tea season. This is also called 'first flush'. This tea has a higher quality than teas harvested later in the year.

Have you ever heard of the first picking of tea? First picking is the first harvest of the tea season. This is also called 'first flush'. This tea has a higher quality than teas harvested later in the year.

The handpicked white, green and black teas of Original First Tea are from this first harvest. View our product range.

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