Saturday, June 15, 2013

Puttabong Organic 2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling teas

Puttabong Organic 2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling teas

      As I have mentioned in my previous posts that we were at a standstill for the 2nd flush teas due to the uncertain rainfall during the last week of May 2013. I was continuously in touch with the different tea makers of various plantations of Darjeeling and regularly tasted about 30 tea samples every day as I was in search for the perfect teas as usual. My only concern was to maintain the same quality standards as usual so we were not in a hurry to be the one to offer the 2nd flush teas first to the tea lovers all around the world and land upon procuring the pre-season teas in the name of 2nd flush teas.
      On the 8th of June 2013 Mr.Somani ( Superintendant,Puttabong and North Tukvar Tea Estate) had send me few samples of their clonal varieties and unfortunately I did not like any of the teas as each teas had that touch of rains that suddenly occurred during the 1st week of June 2013.
       I requested him to offer us something special as usual and he promised me that he will definitely make some great teas if we have a suitable climatic conditions. I must say we were lucky as from the 10th of June 2013 it stopped raining in Darjeeling and we were having bright sunny day and also the climatic temperatures were quite high.
       So on the 13th of June 2013 we received the sample of the Puttabong Clonal queen and I must admit that this was the 1st exceptional tea of the harvest that we received from this plantation and I am simply in love with this batch of tea. This batch of tea has an exceptional 2nd flush character, The dry leafs are well twisted and has a dehydrated look in this state which is a true sign of a pure 2nd flush tea. The dry leafs gives out delicious aroma of ripe rhododendron flowers, chocolates and honey.
          When steeped for complete 5 minutes the cup gives out slightly dark golden liquor. Each sip reminds of peaches and ripe apples and leaves a honey and musk like flavour on the palate as an after taste. This batch is Puttabong Clonal Queen sftgfop-1 EX-13/2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling tea.

         Well the excitement was not over when Mr.Somani gave me a call and said that he has made an exceptional muscatel variety from the china origin bushes of the Tukvar subdivision of this plantation. Puttabong “Kakra”musk organic sftgfop-1/2nd flush 2013 Darjeeling tea.This awesome batch of tea surely sets new standards for the Puttabong tea estates for its 2nd flush teas. This plantation is known worldwide for its high quality 1st flush teas.

       I must admit that this is one of the best muscatel teas that we have offered in last 3 years. This is a great muscatel variety Darjeeling tea plucked from the high elevation china bushes of the Tukvar division of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. In local language in Darjeeling the term “Kakra Musk” means a muscatel variety tea made from the most dehydrated leafs and shoots.
    This awesome batch of tea is sorted small in size and releases a delicious sweet aroma of sugarcanes, pine leafs and sweet jaggery.
       When steeped for complete 4 minutes this delicious tea releases golden orange liquor in the cup.
      Every sip reminds of exotic fresh fruits and leaves an unique and delicious hint of pine leafs , cardamom and a sweet muscatel aroma on the palate as an aftertaste.

   As usual we have perfectly selected these awesome batches of unique 2nd flush teas and I assure all tea lovers that they will fall in love with these teas once they try these teas!

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