Jungpana Exotic Spring Clonal Black Tea

description

Unusually full-bodied for a Darjeeling spring offering, this tea has been made with the celebrated AV2 clonal shoots. It’s big on flavors of succulent tropical fruits with traces of the more classic spring notes, of citrus fruit and nuts.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Succulent, marked by notes of citrus, mango, and a touch of white flowers towards the end.

appearance

Pale gold

taste

The liquor is mellow, slightly astringent, full-bodied, and flows effortlessly throughout the palate. Its flavors are sweet, ample in mouth and bright-tasting, marked by notes of orange and fresh nuts. A hint of papaya comes through in the finish, lingering long on the palate.

COMPLEMENTS

Crepes, pancake, and waffles.

dry leaf

aroma

Pleasantly nutty, slightly sweet at the back.

appearance

Mix of well-rolled, powder green and blackish-green leaves with ample silver tips.

infusion

aroma

Short vegetal attack followed by thick and distinct notes of citrus fruits and ripe mango.

appearance

Fully opened, olive green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.25 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Mar 18, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFJPCLB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EXN-2
CERTIFICATIONS


7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 4
  • Freshness 3
  • Smooth Body 2
  • High Quality 2
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 6
  • Afternoon 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Morning 0

Tina

Feb. 1, 2016

Very fresh

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

I realy like this tea. It has nice fruity flavor, it's fresh and you can drink it anytime. I add little sugarand lemon and it's pefect to drink.

Marissa

Dec. 28, 2015

Very fresh-tasting

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

A fresh, mild, clean flavored brew with a lovely pale golden hue. The dry leaves have a nice springlike aroma, too. A pleasant surprise with this tea: after I got distracted and left it steeping for far too long, it hadn't become undrinkably bitter as some other first-flush Darjeelings do! One of the better first flush offerings.

sampath kumar

Oct. 27, 2015

Zingy, lemony and refreshing!

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

Like a typical spring flush darjeeling, this tea makes a clean and refreshing cup. The pale gold liquor effuses invigorating aromas of lemon zest with a nuanced floral undernote, ending with herbaceous notes. The liquor tastes crisp and astringency free. Not much by natural sweetness, but still very enjoyable!

Alexander

June 18, 2015

Delightful Tea!

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon.

This tea is as fresh as they come. I enjoy how much the tea smells like flowers. It has a great flavor that I like to brew multiple times to see how it changes during each subsequent brew. I like drinking this in the afternoon if I am stuck at work and am unable to catch a mid-afternoon nap.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 5, 2015

My all time favourite so far!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Wonderfull, strong aroma of citrus and honey, with floral notes. Taste also with citrus and honey. Great full body. Finish lingers long with further honey notes.

Tony

May 11, 2015

Disappointing Quality

Teabox isn't necessarily the least expensive source but over the past years we've enjoyed good quality tea. Not so this year. The tea lacks its typical fragrance and many of the leaves look burned rather than silver-sage in color. There's also a higher incidence of twigs. It's a pity Teabox doesn't accept returns or we'd have sent back our kilo.

tamara

April 2, 2014

Delightful and floral

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

My favorite first flush Darjeeling that has the sweet delicate floral flavor I prefer

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