Jungpana (Summer) Darjeeling Organic Black Tea

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Fruity, Malt, Sweet
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Ok folks, I’ve put my big girl panties on to attempt to try some “big girl” tea. Darjeeling? Big girl tea? I admit, it has always scared me. “The champagne of teas”…..and the price! This tea...” Read full tasting note

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The twin estates of Jungpana and Goomtee produce some of Darjeeling’s finest teas and this lovely complex from Jungpana is no exception. This tea from the Mahaldheram 2B division produced at an altitude of 5297 feet made from pure china bushes [China refers to the original Darjeeling tea plants that were transported secretly by the British in the 1800s from China]. It is lovely to look at and a pleasure to drink making it a “not-to-be-missed,” tea if you can help it. First of all, it has a lovely aroma which is a blend of sweet white wine and good dry sherry, backed by an ensemble of spicy roses and retsina and finally topped with a magnificent palette-pleasing splash of fermented honey. This may sound slightly over-the-top….but is it, really;You won’t know unless you go for it!

Jungpana is a small estate nestled in the hills of the Darjeeling region, known for the muscatel flavor of its teas. Pure china bushes is primarily used, coupled with different manufacturing techniques resulting an the finest example of richness in flavour and bouquet that Darjeeling teas are renowned for. Jungpana is a garden of highest quality in Darjeeling, it enjoys the most unique micro climatic and soil conditions. This location and climate produces a distinct flavor and consequently has been established as the the leading quality estate of Darjeeling.

Grade: FTGFOP1
Date of Picking: 22nd May, 2013
Type: Black
Flush: Second
Plantation: Jungpana
Specialty: Organic
Caffeine Level High Caffeine
Best Use To feel rejuvenated
Certified USDA Organic

Steeping Instructions
1-2 TSP
90-100C / 194-212F
4-5 Mins

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Ok folks, I’ve put my big girl panties on to attempt to try some “big girl” tea. Darjeeling? Big girl tea? I admit, it has always scared me. “The champagne of teas”…..and the price! This tea currently sells for $33 for 100grams. That seems pretty fancy to me. Well, Teabox was kind enough to send me a sample of Jungpana summer flush organic darjeeling with my Assams, and it’s been sitting in my cabinet, chiding me whenever I reached into my tea cabinet…like it knew I was afraid. But today…..today is big girl panty day and here I am with my first darjeeling.
In the packet, the leaf smells of sweetness and fruitiness and a touch of what I think is malt, as the first thought that went skidding through my mind was “fruity malted milk balls”, but since this is my first darjeeling, I have to put a DISCLAIMER here that these notes could be imprecise, as I’m tasting this tea via a “black tea” developed palate. Wet, the leaves and liquor smell of sweet and fruit and dry….dry like the skins of grapes. It smelled very bright and cheerful, compared to my beloved earthy black teas, which wasn’t quite scary at all! The taste of this tea….wow…. how to describe it? It IS fruity, it IS sweet but also dry and NOW I understand what “muscatel” is when describing tea! The dryness is very grape-like in character (skins and all) and lingers on the tongue wonderfully….so wonderfully, in fact, that it makes me want another sip….and another…. wow.

Jungpana Sumer Darjeeling is a bright, fruity tea with very obvious muscatel notes that stay long after the teacup is empty. Perhaps I was lucky, having this as my first darjeeling (Jungpana is a sister plantation to Goomtee, after all!) but suddenly I’m not afraid of darjeelings anymore. This is big girl tea. and it is gooooooood.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sami Kelsh

Ohhhhhh yes. There’s not much more joyous than a really good Darjeeling. I’m a big fan!


Sami, we’re having a darjeeling discussion on the boards….you should come join us! I’m learning loads from the serious darjeeling drinkers!

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