Saturday, January 15, 2011

In Pursuit of Tea Darjeeling 2nd Flush

This tea is from the Jungpana Tea Estate in the Mahanadi Valley. It is the only Darjeeling estate that is only accessible by walking. The dry leaves were small and dark in color with a twisted appearance. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for two minutes. The liquor was a deep amber color.

This tea was fruity and brisk without being overly astringent. The muscatel flavor was definitely there but not as in your face as a first flush would be. I first tried this tea at a tea and cheese tasting held at In Pursuit of Tea’s Manhattan store. It has since become my go to Darjeeling. I would definitely recommend this tea.