Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Goomtee,Balasun,Jungpana 1st Flush teas 2008



As I have mentioned earlier that this year, the early harvest was very slow and since we exclusively deal with the early season exclusive teas, we had a tough time procuring the best teas from various different plantations of Darjeeling but now I’m also very happy to launch some of the premium black teas of the season that has been added to our list of 1st Flush Darjeeling tea 2008: Please note that this year we have some of the1st invoice teas from few gardens, mostly first invoices teas are the cream of the best teas produced by various plantations these are marked as DJ-1,DJ-2,DJ-4 etc so these numbers indicates the actual production period of the teas and also not to forget specially the DJ-1s are not given to any buyers but to only those who has a reputation of dealing with only the high end teas.




1. Goomtee (ftgfop-1) DJ-1 `08: A top of the line super quality tea from one of the most prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. Being the 1st invoice of the garden, the leafs are well withered as a result of which the tea is extremely greenish in dry leaf state and in the cup, the tea has a very intense fruity and nutty flavor which ends with a very balanced briskness, A super refreshing tea of the season.

2. Jungpana (upper/ftgfop-1) DJ-4 `08: A finely plucked tea from some of the youngest china origin bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling, the leafs are well sorted as a result of which the dry leafs forms a very good brick on each other, this tea is extremely floral in the cup and creates that typical buttery and muscatel layer on the palate followed up by a mellow after taste. A true symbol of an exotic Darjeeling tea.

3. Balasun (classic/sftgfop-1)DJ-4 `08: A nicely sorted and well fired tea which has a very fruity cup that reminds of young fruits and flowers and an after taste that lingers on the palate for a long time without any bitterness. A perfect spring tea for the afternoon.