Aroma from the leaves is intoxicating – spicy, pungent, rich. This tea steeps into a liquor that’s a deep amber, but the flavor is modestly flavorful. Spicy notes persist on the finish, though I didn’t detect much of a Muscatel profile; it’s appealing but seems more like an everyday tea rather than a special one.
Jungpana Estate Darjeeling 2nd Flush, 2010
Jungpana Estate has noted for consistent quality with their Darjeelings. This 2nd Flush has medium body and medium amber color, as well as a touch of Muscatel. Used widely with blends, Jungpana is a pleasing tea for daily drinking. Very good value.