Exquisite Tea from India's Darjeeling District in the Foothills of the Himalayas


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The dry leaves of this Jungpana Tea Estate (Upper Division) First Flush Darjeeling tea are a mix of light to dark greens with flecks of coppery orange/brown and a scattering of fuzzy silver buds. The bright honey-amber colored infusion is smooth and crisp with hints of green grapes & sweet young green vegetables, lovely floral overtones, and a perfectly balanced amount of the characteristic "green" astringency of an extremely well made First Flush Darjeeling tea.
This tea's dry leaves are many shades of green with abundant silvery buds apparent in the mix and carry a mild nutty and green vegetal aroma. When infused, the liquor is yellow-gold with a mildly nutty and floral nose. In the cup, the medium bodied infusion has elements of toasted nuts, toasted sweet grains and fresh green vegetables, moderate astringency, and a lingering nutty, floral and bittersweet aftertaste that lingers nicely.
These deep green nuggets of ball-rolled, hand-picked leaves yield a full bodied, light amber liquor which beautifully showcases this tea's unique "high mountain" aroma. This distinctive high mountain aroma is reminiscent of lilacs or orchids, and the amazing floral sweetness carries through in this tea's crisp, clean flavor and impressively long-lasting bittersweet aftertaste.
The woody, musky, & sweet-smelling dry leaves are a mix of black and dark, coppery browns and has a good scattering of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a musky, woody & lightly floral nose. In the cup, the infusion is brisk and full bodied with a distinct black tea taste, very pleasant and well balanced astringency, and a remarkably floral and sweet aftertaste with hints of dried stonefruit (peaches/plums), raisins and maybe just a touch of dried flower petals.