Wednesday, November 2, 2016
An Approach to Autumn flush 2016 Darjeeling teas:
The last and the much awaited harvest in the Darjeeling tea industry is the Autumn flush harvest. After 4 long months of rains we will finally get to taste some fine and high flavour Darjeeling teas from the various plantations of Darjeeling. During the monsoon period the teas produced in Darjeeling gives a strong cup with less flavour.
The Autumn flush harvest lasts for a very small frame of time as it starts as soon as the monsoons are over and the tea bushes starts getting continuous sunshine and high climatic temperature during the day time and cold climatic conditions during the night. For a perfect autumn flush harvest the day and night temperature difference should not be more than 9-12 degrees Celsius. A perfect Autumn flush Darjeeling tea should have a dehydrated look in the dry leaf state, it should have a dark brownish dry leaf appearance. The cup should give out a bright orange liquor ,with a chocolate like flavour and each sip should be very fruity floral with clear hints of dry winter leaves like smell that we usually get in the forests during the winters.
This year it seems that the Autumn flush Darjeeling tea harvest is slightly late as it rained very heavily during the early weeks of October and in November we are finally getting some very sunny days. We are expecting very good Autumn flush Darjeeling teas this year and right after the Diwali holidays (from the 1st week of November) are over, we are expecting the Autumn flush harvest to start, we are continuously tasting the samples of Darjeeling teas from various plantations of Darjeeling and as usual we will select only the best Darjeeling teas.
Please keep visiting us at www.teaemporium.net for latest updates on the fresh Autumn flush 2016 Darjeeling teas.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Castleton Muscatel (exclusive) ftgfop-1 DJ 164 Darjeeling tea 2nd flush 2016:
The Castleton tea estate is situated in the kurseong valley of Darjeeling district and belongs to the Goodricke group. This prestigious garden of Darjeeling is world famous and makes some excellent batches of premium clonal teas like the Moonlight and Tippy Clonals during the 1st flush harvest but it is considered to be the best manufacturers of Muscatel Darjeeling teas which are manufactured from the china variety leaves (camellia sinensis). Tea lovers all around the world agree to the fact that Darjeeling makes the finest Muscatel teas in the world and no other tea growing area anywhere in the world can replicate this character.
We have already offered a fantastic clonal batch of Castleton Moonlight this spring and our tea lover friend all around the world has admired the tea. So, during the 2nd flush harvest our expectations from this garden was very high but this time we were looking for its best Muscatel 2nd flush teas. We tasted several samples of Muscatel teas from this estate and finally came across this batch. We guarantee no other vendor/ merchant can offer anything better than this batch.
This is the top most premium 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling tea Muscatel lot that rolled out of this prestigious garden of Darjeeling this year. This premium Darjeeling tea has been plucked from the 100% pure china bushes at the peak time of the 2nd flush harvest.
The dry leaves are sorted small in size and gives out a very delicious aroma of roasted nuts and exotic ripe fruits.
When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out bright golden liquor which further releases delicious aroma of sweet muskmelon, grilled peaches and ripe mangoes in the air.
A Majestic Darjeeling tea of the 2nd flush 2016 harvest!
Samabeong organic musk sftgfop-1 DJ 61 Darjeeling tea 2nd flush 2016
We had been hearing a lot of good things about this garden from a couple of years and we were really excited to taste it`s samples this year at the peak time of the 2nd flush harvest. This garden belongs to the TPI group (Tea Promoters group) of India. This is one of the highest elevation gardens in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district. This beautiful garden is like a true paradise on earth which surrounded by dense forest and wildlife, in short this garden is perfect for organic farming and manufacturing high quality Darjeeling teas.
We must admit that we are very lucky to have this batch in our list as its very difficult to procure this kind of high quality Darjeeling teas these days.This year we selected its top most batch of 2nd flush harvest.
This particular batch is a rare premium quality 2nd flush Darjeeling tea that has been plucked at the peak time of the harvest from the 100% pure china bushes which are planted at an elevation of 7000 feet.
The dry leaves are well rolled and fired and are bold in size. The dry leaves gives out delicious aroma of ripe grapes, cocoa and sweet musk.
When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out dark golden liquor. Each sip is packed with delicious flavours of ripe cherries, ripe peaches, red burgundy wine, honey and a rich sweet musk flavour lingers on the palate as an after taste.
A rare and premium 2nd flush Darjeeling tea which is true nectar of the 2nd flush harvest!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
This is a very reputed garden of Darjeeling, situated in the Kurseong valley of Darjeeling district. This garden makes some good batches of muscatel Darjeeling tea during the 2nd flush harvest and is known worldwide for its classic Darjeeling taste.
We are really glad to choose this fine batch of tea this year. This batch is plucked from 100% pure china bushes of this prestigious garden of Darjeeling. The dry leaves are sorted small in size and have a dehydrated look which is a sign of a true 2nd flush Darjeeling tea. The dry leaves gives out delicious aroma of dark chocolates, with hints of woody and fruity notes. When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out golden orange liquor. Each sip reminds of almonds, dark chocolates and leaves a sweet and musky aftertaste on the palate.
This is an overall a very fine quality tea which is perfect as a day starter!
Runglee Rungliot sftgfop-1 (SUPREME) DJ – 57 Darjeeling teas 2nd flush 2016:
We are really glad to have this lot of pure 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling tea from this high elevation beautiful garden of Darjeeling. This premium lot of Darjeeling tea has been made from pure china leaves and has a very classic Darjeeling character.
This garden of Darjeeling has been producing some very good teas this year, right from the 1st flush 2016 harvest.
Actually Mr. Yogdeep Gurung (the manager of Runglee Rungliot tea garden) who has recently joined the garden has been working very hard to produce high quality teas and each batch of tea produced from this garden shows his high quality tea making skills this year.
We are very thankful to Mr. Gurung for sending us the sample for this excellent batch of tea. This batch of 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling tea is a very well made batch which is plucked from the high elevation pure china bushes of this garden. The dry leaves are well twisted and consist of small size silver tips in it. The dry leaves gives out delicious aroma of chocolates, dry pine leaves and hints of vanilla.
When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out bright golden orange liquor. Each sip reminds of ripe peaches, berries and leaves a very sweet chocolate like taste on the palate.
Friday, May 27, 2016
An approach to 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling tea 2016:
We had a fantastic 1st flush 2016 harvest in Darjeeling this year. The overall spring season was fruitful to all involved in the Darjeeling tea industry. We were able to see some of the finest Darjeeling teas produced from the young clonal tea leaves and some high quality classic Darjeeling teas made from the pure china leaves.
This year the pure 1st flush 2016 harvest started from the 1st week of March 2016 and lasted till the 2nd week of April. Almost all the gardens in Darjeeling are going through the dormant period at the moment and only few gardens in Darjeeling are getting a slight hint of the 2nd flush harvest in their teas at the moment but we cannot call this a pure 2nd flush character. The most important factors in the 2nd flush harvest are the right climatic conditions and soil conditions. It should not rain during the peak time of this harvest as the best 2nd flush Darjeeling teas are made from the most carefully plucked dehydrated leaves and shoots.
Darjeeling tea is known for its Muscatel character which is most pronounced in each of the teas in 2nd flush harvest. Tea lover all around the world compare this character with the Muscat grapes and wine. A perfect muscatel Darjeeling tea is made from pure china leaves. A perfect cup of Darjeeling 2nd flush Muscatel tea should have golden orange liquor; the aroma should be heavy, filled with hints of freshly made chocolates, ripe peaches and dry fruits. Every sip should have an in-depth taste of exotic ripe fruits with a lingering sweet aftertaste. It is also very difficult to make a perfect batch of 2nd flush Darjeeling tea as the peak time of this harvest only lasts for about 10-15 days. During this period of time a good tea maker has to choose and pluck the right leaves and fine tune his tea making skills to make the perfect tea. Once this peak time passes then the monsoon sets in and then it is impossible to make a perfect batch of 2nd flush muscatel Darjeeling tea.
We have been tasting a lot of samples from various garden of Darjeeling and we have also tasted tea samples from early 2nd flush making gardens in Darjeeling like the Namring , Risheehat, Selimbong and Singell tea estates of Darjeeling and we feel that the perfect 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling teas will only start from the 2nd week of June onwards.
As usual we have planned only to procure the finest quality Darjeeling teas and this year we will concentrate more on the teas made from pure china leaves as we will offer more of the classic muscatel Darjeeling teas and few high quality clonal Darjeeling teas during the 2nd flush 2016 Darjeeling tea harvest.
Till then please keep visiting us for more details at www.teaemporium.net
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Runglee Rungliot sftgfop-1 (Imperial) Ex-1 Darjeeling tea 1st flush 2016
It has really been an honour for us to taste and have the 1st batch of Premium Darjeeling tea that rolled out from the garden this year. Mr Yogdeep Gurung who has joined this plantation as the Manager from this year has made some fantastic teas in this plantation which we had missed for many years. This is one of the most beautiful and a very old Garden of Darjeeling. This garden is famous for its classic Darjeeling teas made from its pure china bushes but now this garden is also known for its clonal/young teas made from its young clonal bushes, especially it`s RR clonal bushes. The term RR clone refers to Runglee Rungliot clone which was first conceived in this garden and now this clone of tea bush is also found at many others gardens of Darjeeling.
We are really glad to offer this fantastic batch of tea from this garden this season and would also like to thank Mr. Yogdeep Gurung and company for giving us the opportunity to have this batch in our list this year.
This particular batch is the top most quality early spring Darjeeling tea, plucked from the 100% pure RR (Runglee Rungliot) clonal bushes of this old and beautiful garden of Darjeeling. Only one leaf and a bud are plucked from the youngest clonal bushes to make this exceptional batch of Premium Darjeeling tea.
The dry leafs are wiry, long and bold in size and has a large amount of unbroken silver tips in it. The dry leafs gives out fresh and delicious aroma of freshly plucked orchids and lily flowers.
When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out pale yellow/greenish liquor. Each sip is silky smooth which reminds of flowers like lily and dandelion followed by a slight hint of parsley and fennel seeds.
A rare Premium high quality 1st flush 2016 Darjeeling tea which is smooth, flowery and delicious!