Turzum SFTGFOP1 Himalayan Mystic (DJ-32)

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 g 27 oz / 800 ml

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Turzum and Sungma under the supervision of Mr. Jha, the Superintendent have emerged as one of the best Darjeeling Tea producing tea gardens. Lying just beside a small village area known as Pokhriabong, Turzum is most of the time covered in mist and fog with ample amount of rainfall. It falls under the category of tea gardens having higher altitudes. Normally due to its higher altitude, they tend to flush slower than the lower elevation tea gardens. Turzum mostly comprises of clonal bushes and most of the invoices processed are clonal varieties. Mr. Jha has excelled both in its overall structure of the tea garden and the quality of teas produced. During the 2012 First Flush, we couldn’t resist buying both Sungma and Turzum teas – one of the best First Flush Darjeeling Teas we have tasted. This Darjeeling Second Flush 2012 Turzum SFTGFOP1 Himalayan Mystic is no ordinary. It is an expensive tea we know, but every penny spent is worth because of its unmatched quality both in leaf appearance as well as the cup. All good Darjeeling Teas are expensive and we are really focussing on getting only the best varieties. Hope you will stand by us in this endeavour of ours of procuring quality teas.
Turzum Himalayan Mystic Dry Leaves:

The leaf structure relating to size is almost the same as that of our First Flush 2012 Turzum Clonal Delight (DJ1), but more wiry and thinner in shape. Its well rolled, twisted and sorted. The leaf appearance, here color, comprises of an overall chocolate brown with a mix of other shades of brown. There are tremendous amount of tips or buds and most of the tea leaves are clad in those downy hairs giving it a definite luster. The tips or buds are a mixture of both silver and golden tips. Made from pure clonal tea leaves, it has a marvelous chocolatey aroma which is also sweet like honey. It is also fruity like ripe apples and somewhat orangey as well. Some nuttiness can also be found.
Turzum Himalayan Mystic Infusion or Wet Leaves:

The wet leaves of this Darjeeling Second Flush 2012 Turzum Himalayan Mystic turns into a coppery infusion. The tips or buds are easily visible and distinguishable as they end in a pointed needle shaped shape. It has a sweet, honey toned nose with a complex layer of different fruity notes. Slight hints of nutty character as that of almonds cannot be discarded here.

Turzum Himalayan Mystic – Darjeeling Tea 2012 Second Flush – infusion
Turzum Himalayan Mystic Cup or Liqour:

This Turzum Darjeeling Second Flush has a bright reddish brew similar to the range of Arya teas such as Ruby. It has a quality cup with a definite brisk character denoting a good quality tea arisen from proper manufacture. The most desirable Second Flush flavor depicting Darjeelings is present which is reminiscent of the teas grown at high altitudes such as Turzum Tea Estate. It has a well rounded cup which is mellow. It has a sweet taste which has complex undertones of fruity flavor similar to that of oranges and apples. The muscatel flavor comes packed with a certain degree of sweetness and this also forms the aftertaste for this tea.

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Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample.

Warm day + long flowing summer dress = craving for Darjeeling.

The leaves are a beautiful combination of brown, dark green and silver with most being tight curls in shape. They have a dry, floral and musky scent.

Once steeped this tea is dark golden brown in colour with a sweet yet dry floral aroma.

Flavour is sweet, muscatel, floral, earthy dry and fruity. It has everything that I look for in a Darjeeling and more. I feel this is rather muscatel and dry but the sweet floral and fruity nature lightens it up wonderfully. I’m also getting a subtle toasted flavour amidst the dryness.

I’m so taken away with it, I think this is now my new favourite Darjeeling. :)

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Dag Wedin

Glad you liked it :)
Second flush harvest is in full spin over in darjeeling so the 2013 teas will be availible very soon :)

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I love having a cup o’ perfect in the morning. I tore open the back..and smelled cocoa. I tasted it…and sipped cocoa. I’m just…floored by this. It was like a Yunnan Jin Cha and a Taiwanese Ruby 18 made sweet-sweet love and popped out a Himalayan lovechild.

Full review: Pending on www.teaviews.com

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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6g / 400ml glaspot.
One infusion for 3m @ 100C

Hm, this tea has somewhat of a sharpness to it. Heavy astringency on the aftertaste.
I do prefer first flush darjeelings. This is perhaps a decent breakfast tea, with some toast and marmelade.

The dry leaf looks amazing and the infusion is a lovely reddish gold.
But the taste is somewhat of a dissapointment to me. Iv´eonly tried one other second flush and that was better.
Will have to try some more SF before i make up my mind about them.

The second flush teas for 2013 will be out soon. In the mean time i will go berzerk on the 3 new FF teas ordered. Especially the Singbulli from their Tingling division :)

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