Tea is a natural product and as such is exposed to wind and weather. The frequency and amount of precipitation, hours of sunshine and temperatures influence the growth, taste and aroma of the tea leaves. In the tea factory, the weather is taken into account and the duration of withering, rolling and fermenting is adjusted accordingly in order to achieve the best possible result. A First Flush always tastes like a First Flush, but still differs from year to year. As with wine, there are also vintages of tea that are more likely to be considered a good average and others that are remembered as outstanding. This year the weather conditions for the First Flush harvest were perfect, it rained when rainfall was needed and there was enough sunshine to encourage the leaves to sprout. The spring harvest takes place over a longer period of time, which extends from the end of February to the end of April. In the lower altitudes, the harvest starts earlier and in the higher gardens, where the leaves grow more slowly due to the cooler temperatures, it starts a little later. Unfortunately, at this perfect moment, there was a lockdown and many of these early First Flush teas, which produce a particularly light cup, could therefore not be harvested and produced in the tea gardens high up. For this reason, there is a loss of 15 percent for the total amount of First Flush this year. The First Flush 2020 tastes like a First Flush should taste, namely light and flowery with the typical "bite" - a slightly astringent note - but in the cup it looks darker than the First Flush of the two previous years.