Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sungma musk sftgfop-1 DJ-116 and Balasun sftgfop-1 china classic Dj-87 2nd Flush Darjeeling tea 2010

Sungma musk sftgfop-1 DJ-116 and Balasun sftgfop-1 china classic Dj-87 2nd Flush Darjeeling tea 2010


After a grand success with our list of 1st Flush 2010 Darjeeling teas the expectation for great teas in 2nd Flush 2010 harvest is even higher. We have tasted a lot of newly manufactured teas from various plantation of Darjeeling and can say at the moment that its mostly pre-2nd Flush teas that has been made at this point of time as the teas from most of the plantation is slightly astringent in cup, there has been some good signs of 2nd flush harvest in the Pokriabong area of Darjeeling in gardens like Avongrove and Sungma.We have also seen some clear hints of 2nd Flush in gardens like Margaret’s Hope and Balasun which is situated in Sonada area of Darjeeling. The 2nd Flush harvest is slightly late in Kurseong area of Darjeeling where famous gardens like Castleton, Makaibari, Ambootia, Jungpana and Rohini is situated. We are expecting that 2nd Flush harvest will start in Kurseong after the 15th of June 2010.
Well after tasting about 40 samples of this premium harvest we have come across 2 excellent teas from Sungma and Balasun tea gardens in Darjeeling which belongs to the Jayshree group. On the 3rd of June Mr. Jha (the superintendent of Sungma, Risheehat and Balasun Tea gardens) had send us a number of samples and out of about 10 samples we choose the Sungma sftgfop-1 organic musk DJ 116 and Balasun sftgfop-1 china classic DJ87. The Sungma sftgfop-1 organic musk DJ116 is an extremely well made tea which has a well sorted and twisted leafs, the aroma from the dry leafs is simply excellent, when steeped for about 5 minutes the cup gives out a very fruity flavor, each sip in the cup gives pronounced notes of grapes and sandal wood and the typical Muscatel character is highly present in this tea.
The Balasun china classic sftgfop-1 DJ87 is another classic Darjeeling 2nd Flush tea, the dry leafs are smaller in size and has a very fruity and chocolate like flavor in the dry leaf state, when steeped for about 5 minutes the tea gives out a rich fruity flavor with musky notes that finishes with slight briskness on the palate. Both the teas are offered at highly affordable prices and we will have more classic muscatel 2nd Flush teas in our list of 2nd flush 2010 Darjeeling teas. So keep visiting our site for more!

10 comments:

Leron said...

In your previous post you mentioned;

"the best 2nd Flush teas are made during the end of 1st week of June- end of 2nd week of June, hence the tea makers just get 1 week-10 days time to make the best teas in individual tea gardens in Darjeeling and each garden can make only 10-20 invoices of pure 2nd Flush (approx. 2500kgs) and the rest are pre-2nd Flush crop or post-2nd Flush crop.

Does this mean that all teas that will now come will be post-2nd Flush crop and bad teas.

But on this post you have mentioned;

"The 2nd Flush harvest is slightly late in Kurseong area of Darjeeling where famous gardens like Castleton, Makaibari, Ambootia, Jungpana and Rohini is situated. We are expecting that 2nd Flush harvest will start in Kurseong after the 15th of June 2010."

Does this mean Kurseong area teas will now have bad teas according to your previous post.

Your posts are very confusing. Kindly enlighten as I am a Darjeeling tea drinker and would love to learn more about it.

Tea Emporium said...

the 2nd flush harvest in kurseong area of Darjeeling is slightly late this year but this does not mean that the gardens in this area will make bad tea, it will start late but we always get the finest 2nd flush from this area, actually we were all expecting an usual 2nd flush harvest this year which should have started from 1st week of June but suddenly only few gardens showed clear signs of 2nd flush in this time and as we are in constant touch with the managers of different gardens, we have been informed
that few gardens are slow starters this year and this might have happened due to
uncertain climatic and soil condition,we
have been continuously facing this problem
from 1st flush where it became very
difficult to choose the right teas as we
were passing through a draught situation then, so even when all the factors are all right even then predicting the right time for an individual harvest can go wrong as it all depends on the right climatic and soil conditions

Leron said...

But you had strongly mentioned "the rest are pre-2nd Flush crop or post-2nd Flush crop". This can mislead a lot of tea drinkers and your two posts differ greatly pertaining to peak second flush quality harvest. In one you say it is not possible and on the other you mention the possibility. Such statements done without proper findings can as well affect tea garden names and hence hamper sales.

Anyway now you mean to say, that you defy your earlier post statement and are convincing that 2nd Flush will have good quality even after 2nd week June. Still confusing on what basis you strongly said that "the rest are pre-2nd Flush crop or post-2nd Flush crop".

"so even when all the factors are all right even then predicting the right time for an individual harvest can go wrong as it all depends on the right climatic and soil conditions" You predicted so strongly, but now I know it was just an expectation as you have mentioned.

Anyway thank you for your reply. Still have to learn more.

Tea Emporium said...

Please note that our prediction is based on the current production samples sent from the gardens in darjeeling and when I personally blog about it,I try to come out with the truth about the current situation instead of sticking onto old posts and further ignore the fact about what's really happening within the tea industry due to the rapid change in the climatic and soil conditions, one should also note that we are concerned and convinced about our list
of offered teas and all our blogs and
tastings notes are about our list of
offered teas, we are not blogging about the
general scenario of the full industry or
hamper anyone else's sales, we are solely
responsible for our list of quality teas,
if you are reading this blog and getting
confused about the teas then you should ask
your tea source about the current scene as
for us the real tea is important, no matter
how long it takes we are responsible for
catering the best and we will continuously
reveal the truth of the current situation,
infact we are expecting a fresh batch of
samples today so again I'll come up another
blog topic, well if something miracle is
produced then I'll have it on my list and
if not then again I will write the truth, it's not about a good or a bad tea ,the 2nd flush harvest is an extremely short time harvest and it's about how well you understand the early season,peak season and post season harvests, well now it's upto you how positively you can take this explanation...

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ahnn said...

I never tried it but it seems very enjoyable. Hopefully I can in the next flush.

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