This is my first taste of a 2010 first flush and it is very welcome. Tea Emporium has provided me with some superb teas in the past and this is another one. I’d also like to give Tea Emporium props for good descriptions. The one for this tea is quite accurate with its references to apples and mangoes. It has all the qualities that I love about first flush Darjeelings. It’s light, vibrant, fruity, and the kind of thing that can be drunk hot even in the middle of summer because it seems somehow cooling. Overall, this is a really excellent tea. I highly recommend both this tea and this vendor. Brewing note: I recommend just sub-boiling water and a short steep (2-3 min.) for FF Darjeelings.
Puttabong dj5 clonal queen 1st Flush 2010
A super exclusive offering from one of the best 1st Flush Darjeeling tea growers in the district.
This special tea is plucked from the youngest AV2,P312 ,B157 and RR clonal tea bushes which is further grown in the Organic section of this legendary plantation, the dry leafs are extremely well sorted and has a very fine wiry look in this state, the cup is simply excellent as being the 1st clonal lot of the year it has a very rich fruity character which leaves a very fine hint of green apples and mangoes which further ends with a very creamy taste, which remains on the palate for a long time.