This one started out with vegetal notes like that of asparagus to me with a pleasant astringency on the first steep the second steep was much less astringent, slightly vegetal with nutty notes of pecans and the third steep was just wonderful smooth with no astringency and nutty notes of buttered pecans. This is one of those samples that I drink up and then think Damn! I wish I had more. This one is listed a Darjeeling Oolong and like I said I don’t know anything about Darjeeling teas but this one tastes like it really wanted to be a Black tea. This one is on my wishlist, I’m going to have to get more of this one because I really want to spend some more time with this very tasty tea. This is the second Darjeeling I’ve had from steapshoppe the first one was really good too, I think I like Darjeeling teas :)
2012 Darjeeling Oolong Jungpana
2012 Second Flush Jungpana Oolong from Darjeeling demonstrates several flavor profiles creating a smooth unique tea. The first steep will bring forward a sweet vegetal aroma with forward notes of candied pecans and butter croissant as well as a subtle smooth vegetal note on your palate. The second steep will no longer have the vegetal undertones and be simply a sweet, nutty and buttery smooth flavor. Bringing thoughts of Sticky buns and cinnamon rolls.
Produced under abnormal weather conditions as it needs the appropriate mist/fog and the right amount of sun to achieve the desired flavor profiles unique to this tea. This tea is new and unique to the Himalayas.