Oh my goodness!!! so light, so different, so delicate… so tasty…
I think I may have used a little too much leaf or perhaps not enough water as it’s a little bitter, but otherwise, this goes so far beyond my expectations, I’m not sure where it lands!
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of the “woodsy” flavour, but I find that with foods I generally dislike, the cream of the crop will still be amazing for me. Licorice candy, for instance. I always disliked it, but then had some gourmet version of it, and wow, it blew me away.
That is how I feel about this tea.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I “enjoy” woodsy teas, but there you have it.
Oh, and I know it’s terrible of me, but I tried half a cup with milk and I daresay I loved that even more! the fine, light and meadowy characteristics still come out, only it’s also milky.
I could drink this all day. No tea has ever given me such pleasure!
If it was a tad maltier, that would push it up to 100 for me… that, and perhaps more controlled water temperature.
ya can’t have everything right? There has to be something left to dream for…
First Flush Darjeeling Jungpana FTGFOP 1
A legendary tea
First flush teas are usually plucked after the first spring rains, marking the end of the long Himalayan winter. From the remote Jungpana Estate, deep in the mountains of India, this is a delicate tea with a woodsy taste and aroma. In case you were wondering, FTGFOP 1 stands for Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, first grade. Sounds like a mouthful, right? Trust us, it’s one of the best mouthfuls you’ll ever taste.