Jungpana First Flush 2013

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Black Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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When you talk about vintage Darjeeling, you talk about Jungpana; a tea which is found in prestigious outlets worldwide and even enjoyed by the Royal family of the UK. This organic tea is exceptionally complex, but makes a beautifully-balanced cup which gives a multi-level flavor of flowers and cream in every sip. It also has a good body and a flowery aftertaste. This is undoubtedly an exemplary first flush from one of Darjeeling’s most isolated gardens which is known for its distinctive manufacturing style.

Dry Leaves

Grade: FTGFOP1
Aspect: Long, delicate, wiry leaves with silver tips
Colours: Black, silver tip, some green
Scents: Sweet fresh cocoa

Brewed Leaves

Colours: Half light olive, half milk chocolate
Scent: Flowers, some fruit

Liquor

Flavour: Honeysuckle, roses and cream; lilac aftertaste
Colours: Yellowish white
Aromas: A sweet floral attack followed by fruit (yellow fruit), sweet vanilla

Steeping Instructions

1.5g/100ml 90-100 C 3-4 mins

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Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample.

It’s my husbands last night at home before leaving me to attend Download Festival 2013 (music festival) for 5 nights with two of his brothers. That leaves me at home by my lonesome with plenty of tea to keep me company.
And speaking of tea…

This tea is a mixture of thin dark brown leaves with some finely chopped and others a few mm long with a few finely chopped green leaves mixed in. The green leaves show some discolouration with brown spots and a few twigs are noticeable. They have a subtle floral scent that is light and very dry.

Using my Gongfu teapot over three steeps using 7g of raw leaves.

First Steep – One Minute – Colour is golden with a sweet and crisp dry floral aroma. Flavour is light sweet and dry with hints of flowers (peony especially), sweet pea, wood and perfumey.

Second Steep – Two Minutes – Amber in colour now. A little astringent and thicker peony flavour. Also much dryer and perhaps a little musky. Very dry in the after taste.

Third Steep – Three Minutes – Very mild now, enough to resemble a white tea or Oolong but still very much strongly Peony.

Overall it’s a very strong, floral Darjeeling that tastes more green than black. I’m happy to say I finally got to try this but I don’t know if it would be one that I would order.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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6g / 400 glaspot @ 90C

First flush darjeeling is a wonder! So smooth and full of flavour.
Pleaseant astringency. yummy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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