Darjeeling Jungpana 1st Flush 2022

  • 1400

- very limited quantity available - 

Tasting Notes: vegetal, melon, citrus, sweet greens

Description:  This year’s 2022 First Flush Jungpana Darjeeling is a light-bodied black tea with delicate notes of sweet greens mingling with hay, melon, citrus, and pear. This Darjeeling has soft and subtle muscatel notes at the finish. Muscatel is a distinct tea term used to describe the characteristics of Darjeeling teas. Muscatel can be described as a flavor that is a mix of woodsy, honey, stone-fruit, fresh grape, nectar, hay, and grassy notes all rolled into one.

This delicate and well-balanced tea that is lovely for those starting their Darjeeling journey. A wonderful and affordable selection for tea beginners that are seeking to explore the world of seasonal Indian black teas.

First Flush Darjeelings are spring harvest teas from the Darjeeling region of India. These teas are produced during the early spring thaw when two leaves and a bud are plucked during the earliest spring growth of the plant, which, depending on the year's weather, can range from February all the way through April. These spring leaves are more young and tender, therefore, they produce tea that is delicate, floral, fresh, and astringent in flavor. To preserve the fresh spring flavor, First Flush Darjeeling teas are generally less oxidized during processing and appear more greenish in color.  They are also more light-bodied than a typical black tea.

Darjeeling First Flush tea are some of the most prized and expensive teas on the world market. These teas are so special and exclusive that tea connoisseurs consider these first harvest Darjeelings to be the Champagne of teas.

This Jungpana First Flush Darjeeling is sourced from the Jungpana Estate, located in the south valley of the Darjeeling region, in a remote area near Kurseong, India. This tea estate was planted in 1899 on a south-facing tea slope that has an average elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level. The Jungpana Tea Estate is located on one of the most difficult terrains in the hills of Darjeeling. The tea garden is accessible only by foot. One needs to navigate 350 steep steps and a wooden foot bridge to cross a small stream to access the 78 acre tea garden.  This tea garden produces lovely Darjeeling teas that are affordable and well-crafted. 

We have only a limited quantity of this seasonal tea, it won’t last long!

Ingredients: Darjeeling First Flush (spring harvest) black tea from the Jungpana Estate in India 

Steep Directions: steep 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 oz boiling water, 205-212°F, for 3-4 minutes

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