Jungpana (Spring) Darjeeling Organic Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cucumber, Fennel, Licorice, Malt, Orange Blossom, Floral, Honeysuckle, Nutty, Osmanthus, Toasty
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “Wow, this experience was so different from my first one with this tea! This time I watched the timing more carefully, probably around 4:00. First of all, I get the aroma of toasted nuts, sweet...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m probably gonna be logging a bunch of these sans any real notes, and while normally that could seem suspect (like “this tea was totally unremarkable but I’ll note to myself I tried it for...” Read full tasting note

From Teabox

Another winner from the isolated Jungpana tea estate, where with predominantly old machinery, applying updated knowledge and methods, they produce classic teas with a modern twist. This First Flush export-quality tea exhibits striking high-tone muscatel character over a rich, warm, woody bass. A tea for all Darjeeling lovers.

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.

Sku: FFJPB
Grade: FTGFOP1
Date of Picking: 30th Mar, 2013
Type: Black
Flush: First
Plantation: Jungpana
Specialty: Organic
Caffeine Level Medium Caffeine
Best Use To feel happy
Certified USDA Organic

Steeping Instructions
1-2 TSP
90-100C / 194-212F
3-4 Mins

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Wow, this experience was so different from my first one with this tea! This time I watched the timing more carefully, probably around 4:00.

First of all, I get the aroma of toasted nuts, sweet floral like honeysuckle or osmanthus. It tastes amazing, sweet; my favourite Darjeeling so far. Would rate this a 90 when drinking plain, but unfortunately does not stand up to sweet breakfast like raisin bread and turns bitter and astringent, so lowering to 86.

Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Nutty, Osmanthus, Toasty

Bluegreen

I see that I have had quite a few teas from Teabox but gave not-so-high ratings to many of them. Do you like this vendor overall? I am considering trying some new sources for Indian teas but never heard about this one. Thanks!

Bluegreen

Oh, I meant that YOU have had quite a few teas from Teabox, obviously. Sorry for the confusing comment above.

Sirentian

Hi Bluegreen, unfortunately Teabox is the only vendor of Indian teas I’ve ever tried. Having come from pretty high-quality Chinese teas which I find to be less bitter / astringent, I think Indian teas will generally get lower ratings from me when drunk plain. Teabox seems a bit pricey for Indian teas where I will have to end up adding milk / sugar to many of them. That being said, Teabox looked better than the other Indian tea websites I compared them to because they label the source of their teas, tasting notes, and brewing instructions very meticulously so it was reassuring for me as an online buyer. Their teas turned out to match the website description accurately, and I found a really excellent white tea, oolong tea, and darjeeling out of the samples I tried. You can always start with a bunch of samples to see if you like their teas first. I ended up purchasing a full-size of their Mangalam Gold assam tea for a high tea party I was hosting, and am happy with it.

Sirentian

May I ask what other sources of Indian teas you currently use?

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612 tasting notes

I’m probably gonna be logging a bunch of these sans any real notes, and while normally that could seem suspect (like “this tea was totally unremarkable but I’ll note to myself I tried it for posterity so I don’t try it again sometime”) given current busy-ness it doesn’t mean that at all. I haven’t had a darjeeling from this kit yet I don’t like, phew.

I’m probably going to refrain from putting steeping parameters in my notes ‘til I perfect my Breville adjustments on a scale (ho hum, more nerdy archival neatnik tendency) and post them at some point, from then on putting the recommended steep times I’d use traditionally (for helpfulness’ sake) knowing I’ve adjusted for the Breville if I mention it or as a given.

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