Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Puttabong Organic Moondrops - 1st flush 2012
Puttabong Organic Moondrops -1st flush 2012
This year due to the lack of rainfall during the early 1st flush harvest when almost every garden in Darjeeling produce excellent and high quality teas suffered a draught like situation and production of exclusive teas got really limited. It also became extremely difficult for us to procure the specific and particular teas from the same estate which was available in our list in the previous years. Gardens like Castleton and Margaret`s hope which falls in the kurseong valley of Darjeeling has not been able to show up with something excellent as there has been no rain in this area for the past 5 months. We tasted at least 2 early samples of the Castleton Moonlight and it was simply not up to our satisfaction mark so I kept on calling different tea makers in the area and asked if they could make something as special as Castleton Moonlight like the previous year`s production.
On the 26th of March 2012 I called up the Superintendant of the Puttabong plantation which had already produced a very good batch of tea for us (Puttabong clonal Queen Ex-2) and asked if he could make a very high quality batch of tea for us. He answered us back that he will definitely give it a try. Then on the 27th of March 2012 he had send us this exclusive tea sample.
I was really very happy to see the tea at the first look. It is extremely bold and wiry in appearance and has a large number of unbroken silver tips in the dry leaf state. The dry leafs gives out a very refreshing flowery aroma. This tea should be steeped for complete 3 minutes .The liquor is bright yellowish. Each sip is extremely fruity and reminds of white grapes and leaves a slight sweetness on the palate.
This amazing tea is plucked from the 100% P312 young clonal bushes of this Organic plantation in Darjeeling. We guarantee that a true tea lover will fall in love with this exceptional tea after trying a sip of it. This batch of tea is only available with us and is made on special request and is 100% hand crafted.