2011 First Flush Darjeeling Tea Singbulli Estate-SFTGFOP1 China Clonal
Comprised of the first tender shoots of the newly grown tea plant, First Flush Darjeeling tea is a seasonal tea offering that is applauded by tea enthusiasts around the world. We sampled a few of Darjeeling’s first pickings of 2011 and found an exceptional offering from the well-respected Singbulli Estate. Singbulli is located in the Southwestern corner of Darjeeling, very close to the Nepal border. Located at an elevation of 4,000 feet, it has an established reputation for consistently producing high quality teas. This season’s Singbulli Estate First Flush Darjeeling is no exception. Comprised of an attractive mix of well-rolled green and black leaves with many silver buds, this tea is a visual treat. When brewed, it yields a light gold infusion with an intoxicating floral bouquet, reminiscent of tropical flowers. Typical of a stand out First Flush Darjeeling, it finishes with a pleasing muscatel sweetness on the palate.