Jungpana Special Spring Black Tea


This spring tea has a lush and mouth filling flavor. It's prominently 'green' but pleasantly so, and with a refreshing briskness that's perfect on a sunny day.

the experience



Bright; marked by notes of unripe fruit, raw greens, and white flower.




The liquor is brisk and full-bodied but rounded. Right from the start, it has a long and crisp vegetal length, complemented ever so slightly by sweet, fruity undertones. Notes of waxy flowers can be picked up in the aftertaste.


Fritters, cheese-based salads, mushroom, legumes

dry leaf


Soft notes of garden flowers, hints of malt, fennel, and almond.


Medium sized, well rolled brownish-black leaves with some cut green leaves.



Hints of herbs, bell pepper, wet stone, and some flowers.


Dark green cut leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water


Tea Leaves



180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one



Drink Plain


Apr 10, 2017

21 Reviews


  • Great Aroma 16
  • Freshness 14
  • High Quality 10
  • Smooth Body 9
  • Unique Flavor Profile 9


  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 4
  • Strong 3
  • Weak 3
  • No Flavor 2

Best Served

  • Anytime 9
  • Afternoon 3
  • Morning 3
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 1


Oct. 22, 2016

Lovely, simple tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Lovely smooth taste. I am not use to such light black teas and it personally reminded me more of a green tea due to that fact. A simple flavour and on the weaker side which means I can easily enjoy several cups.


April 30, 2016

light and fresh

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

Good aroma and taste. Good anytime of day.


Jan. 10, 2016

A Lighter tea, acuratly described

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

In its dry state, the tea is leafy and has a green color. After steeping, it is a light honey color, which is not surprising as the tea's description states "rose and honey" I usually have to add honey to most teas to cut bitterness, but as this one is light with a slight taste of honey, I did not have to add more. A good tea. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.


Nov. 3, 2015


Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Good aroma and taste, slightly bitter if left alone but does have a very good relationship with cream and sugar (with in reason). I am more apt to add cream and sugar to darker blacks, or more flavorful steeps that might feel overpowering alone after half a cup.


Oct. 22, 2015

My favorite from the box

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

I love black teas they are my favorite and my go to drink. This one is fantastic I love the golden color and the smell is just refreshing. I can never drink black tea by itself though. I had to sweeten it just a tiny bit just to cut the bitterness before you swallow.


Oct. 10, 2015

Interesting Black

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Very interesting black tea. Dry leaves smell like seaweed. Aroma is fainter when steeped. After steeping, leaves look greenish. Seems more like a green tea to me, since I'm used to the strong, dark, English breakfast blends when I usually drink black tea. This tea has a grassy, spicy, veggie palette.


Oct. 5, 2015

good tea but a little bland considering

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

It's a good tea but a little weak in taste. Still, it's good compared to other black teas


Sept. 28, 2015

Perfect anytime tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

I loved the slight honey and citrus profiles in this tea. It's great for drinking at any occasion or any time of the day.


Sept. 24, 2015

Mellow with a slight kick

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Afternoon.

There was a dark honey aroma which followed through in the taste. There was a kick of citrus astringency in the flavour which became more pronounced at the finish and maybe a dash of chili at the very end. Very nice but my heart belongs to the sweeter Castleton Spring Darjeeling Chinary.

Scott Strizic

Aug. 28, 2015

The perfect any time tea.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

A beautiful amber colour and wonderful exotic aroma. An elegant balance of flavour, not too bold, not too tannic. It has a nice gentle lingering after taste. I could drink this all day.


Aug. 27, 2015

Smooth, light afternoon tea.

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

Best Served : Afternoon.

I've never loved Darjeeling tea because it's always been too weak for my tastes, but there's enough flavour in this Jungpana that it managed to keep me very interested. Sweet, bright and happy, good for an afternoon reading session.


Aug. 25, 2015

An interesting flavor/texture

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

When I first Chinary black, I was expecting a rather strong, black tea. But maybe it was my flawed steeping, the tea was very light. I could hardly see any color to the tea apart from a slight tinge. When I tasted, it felt like typical chinese jasmine tea. Good for casual sipping for the refreshing aroma and smell, apart from that I couldn't see any other way I could consume this. I definitely didn't look like something I could try with milk or lemon.


Aug. 22, 2015

Not quite my cuppa

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I'll try this again, but my first impression was something of a bitter, muddy flavor, so I may not have steeped it properly.


Aug. 21, 2015

Great tea experience!

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon.

Flavor: subtle flowery notes, black rice, date, dried mango, and slight hint of pepper. Taste: Very sweet umami with ginger feel, chrysanthemum-like and flowery aftertaste. Overall, astonishing black tea giving a calm and meditative experience. Want to buy more!


Aug. 19, 2015

Interesting Black Tea

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

Best Served : Morning.

Tastes like a cross between a green tea and black tea and is very, very good on it's own. I taste a little bit of the citrus and the green chili flavor is definitely there. I'm interested to try brewing it at a lower temperature to see what other flavors come out.


July 14, 2015

One of Darjeeling's best!

Likes : Freshness.

All of the teas that I had experienced from the Jungpana region have been superb, but I think this one is the best. I am not sure what 'Chinary' means exactly, but I think it may have something to do with the history of the plant and its relationship to China. I can somewhat taste a Chinese influence on the flavor of this tea. I think that this is what makes this tea very unique and something that I thoroughly enjoy. I will be hopefully trying this again soon.


May 27, 2015

Another great Darjeeling!

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a great tea! Depending on your preferences, drink either plain or with a little sugar. Accidentally added milk to it once, never again. It had a strange taste.


May 24, 2015

Great anytime tea

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a great tea for anytime of the day. You can add milk, but it is just as good without. The only thing I added was a bit of rock sugar.


May 21, 2015

Green black tea

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

Best Served : Morning.

Great tea. Strong and fruity. Quite green for a black one. I prefer less time and lees temp. than recomended. Fantastic citrus aroma. Love it. Good for strong tea lovers

George Stephen Zakhia

May 3, 2015

Harmony in a cup.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Evening, Dessert Tea.

A really good first flush, well balanced with fruity, flora and citrus notes, the dry leaves have a savory note which is lost in the brew, the liquor is a gorgeous golden amber, and the taste is a fully balanced experience with a deep complexity, and pleasant dry bite, warning do not brew above the recommended temp (185-190F)


April 25, 2014

Very nice

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Very aromatic with noticeable stone fruit fragrances. Brews a very pleasant vegetal base with the expected stone fruit nuances present. I did not detect the expected floral notes, but found the tea to be delicious. I agree with the above notes on avoiding the higher steeping temperatures leeching a bit much tannins.

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