Thursday, June 16, 2011
Turzum sftgfop-1 clonal delight/DJ-19 2nd Flush 2011
Turzum clonal delight sftgfop-1/organic Dj19/2nd Flush 2011
I`m personally very proud and happy to have an exotic and traditional Muscatel Darjeeling tea like this one in our list of 2nd Flush 2011 teas, we were regularly in touch with Mr.Jha (Superintendant, Sungma and Turzum Tea Estate) from the end of April 2011.I was personally very upset about their 1st flush teas as all the teas that we had sampled from their 1st flush harvest were not up to our satisfaction mark and a lot of our customers were waiting for a super quality tea from them. Actually they could not maintain the same quality mark in the 1st Flush Harvest like last year as this garden is situated in the pokriabong area of Darjeeling district which suffered a very draught like situation from the beginning of this year but as the month of May passed away heavy rainfall occurred in this area and once again we saw massive quality improvements in their teas.
As soon as the 2nd Flush started Mr.Jha continuous send us samples and we selected the DJ 19 Batch as this tea is simply perfect with rich 2nd Flush character, this tea is plucked from pure and dehydrated (best 2nd Flush muscatels are made from the most dehydrated leafs and shoots) BB157 clonal bushes, the dry leafs are well shorted and rolled and has a very unique aroma of cardamoms and ripe oranges in this state, when steeped for complete 5 minutes this tea releases a dark golden liquor in the cup with flavors of spices, sandalwood and fresh fruits which further ends with a pronounced hint of muscatel flavor on the palate followed by an unique sweetness.
Our final verdict for this tea is that this tea is simply “EXCELLENT” and if you have not tried this batch then you have not tasted the best of 2nd Flush 2011 Darjeeling teas.