SUNGMA SFTGFOP1 CHINA FLOWERY DJ 1 Organic FF 2012
Established in the 1860s, Sungma Tea Estate exchanged several hands in the past until it was acquired by Jayshree Tea & Industries Ltd in 1993. It is one amongst the highest elevation Darjeeling Tea gardens situated in the Rungbong valley in close vicinity to Pokhriabong and Sukhiapokri villages. Sukhiapokhri and allied areas are well known to be always covered in mist and fog which is so much needed for the Darjeeling character to be prominent in a tea. It is purely an organic tea estate producing excellent Darjeeling Teas every season.
This Darjeeling First Flush 2012 tea, “Sungma SFTGFOP1 China Flowery”, is one which won our hearts from several tea samples that we tasted. Its a tea made from first round of tender tea leaves, carefully and tenderly plucked. Thanks to all those hard working women tea pickers who put their extra cautiousness in plucking this tea. A special care has been taken in the processing in order to maintain both its appearance and character in the cup.
Sungma SFTGFOP1 China Flowery Dry Tea Leaves:
A classic graded First Flush Darjeeling Tea made from pure china tea bushes, Sungma SFTGFOP1 China Flowery, has the most attractive appearance pertaining to its grade. Mostly china tea varieties are smaller and shorter, but this tea has gone that extra care in maintaining its overall bloom. It has an overall greenish appearance with a marvelous blend of dark-bottle green and light green tea leaves. The tea leaves appear bright due to its silver fibers on almost all of the tea leaves. The tea leaves are well rolled and twisted, and undergone fine sorting. It appears somewhat wiry and elongated due to its cylindrical twists. It has a very fresh and sweet aroma which accompanies a warm feeling. It also has some mild sense of somewhat which resembles white chocolate. It has a complex set of underlying tones of fruity and flowery character. Mild spice like character can be observed as well.