Jungpana Classic Spring Black Tea

description

This tea conjures memories of autumn as notes of maple wood and tuberose ease their way across the palate. Unlike most spring teas which have crisp and ‘biting’ notes, there is an even-ness to the flavors in this tea; a lusciousness that will greatly interest the followers of smooth Darjeeling autumnals.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by subtle notes of maple wood and tuberose

appearance

Straw

taste

The liquor starts out clean but turns floral quickly. A ‘touch of fire’ and a more discreet wood note become apparent in the middle, fading towards the end to reveal subtle notes of tree fruit.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own.

dry leaf

aroma

Restrained notes of malt, dried black currant, and toasted nuts.

appearance

Mix of long, loosely-rolled, brownish-green leaves, powder green buds, and olive green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Cooked greens, herbs, and anise

appearance

Fully opened olive green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Mar 21, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFJPB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EXN-10
CERTIFICATIONS


10 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 9
  • High Quality 8
  • Freshness 6
  • Smooth Body 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 5
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2
  • Morning 2

Jennifer

Aug. 5, 2015

Anytime tea

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Gets to be bitter as the tea cools.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 4, 2015

Almost perfect, but not quite

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I prefer the clonal Jungpana to this one, but this also is a wonderful tea, if a bit too vegetal for my taste. When the tea gets cooler, it quickly get an almost woody caracter that I do not like much, so do not make it in a too large cup, or drink fast :-)

Stephen

May 24, 2015

The best spring Darjeeling I've ever had...

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

It's light yet rich, with lovely fruity notes. A perfect late afternoon or evening tea. Just beautiful.

Robert

May 13, 2015

Outstanding!

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

This tea is phenomenal, but a little disclaimer. The package instructions say 2 tsp @ 185-194 F for 5 minutes. If you do that the liquor will be bitter. A little word to the wise. This tea can be 2 tsp for 4:30 @ 185 max. Anything beyond that the tea will "bolt." Be careful, experiment by checking the tea every 20 seconds to find your preference. But most importantly do not overheat your water! Ok, that aside, the tea is among the best of Darjeeling's Spring Flushes, and for good reason. The aroma is fresh. The liquor is clean, well rounded, and balanced throughout. It is sweet with a great touch of pleasant astringency. Some might complain that this tea is too expensive. Well, if you had to hike the tea out of a garden on foot across sketchy rope bridges to fulfill a great demand for such teas, you'd charge a fairly high price too, wouldn't you? If you don't like the price, then perhaps try Mim as a great alternative.

Olesja

May 6, 2015

Young and refreshing

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

With a hint of floral notes, this tea is as pleasant and refreshing as you can expect from a young first flush tea. It has a slightly astringent finish which is what I was looking for, but if you are prefer a milder taste, I’d recommend brewing it for about 3 minutes.

Kitty

May 4, 2015

A lovely tea

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This is lovely tea in every respect, so delightfully fresh and aromatic that I wanted to reorder it as soon as I tried it.

dmitry

April 22, 2015

Very Good, but a bit pricey

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

This tea is a very pleasant smooth darjeeling. It is mellow and full of body, not as light and refined as most great first flushes in this price range. The fragrance is toasty and nutty, but not as full of floral and muscatel notes as i would hope. Bottom line is i don't mind spending $40 on 100g of great tea, just this tea did not warrant the price-tag… as pleasant as it it.

Colin

March 30, 2015

Excellent afternoon tea

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I brew this tea stronger and for a shorter amount of time than recommended above, using multiple infusions. 1st infusion: 190 deg F (88 C), 4.6 g per 180 ml water, 3 min. 2nd infusion: 4 min. 3rd infusion: 5 min. The result is a light, aromatic tea with floral and fruit character. Soothing and delicious.

albert

March 23, 2015

review for 2015, an excellent year

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Jungpana is a premium tea producer. This year is exceptional. The price is high, but this is one of the best ff you will taste. It is classical with great aroma and flavor. Using enough tea to get the right flavor without bitterness can be tricky. This is a connoisseurs tea. Even the second infusion is good. Slight fruitiness with a touch of sweetness. Aroma is like a bouquet of flowers. There is a slight metallic aftertaste.

John

April 25, 2014

Very pleasant first flush

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Floral green aroma dry with excellent leaf form. brewed a pleasant fresh vegetal base with nice tannins and slight floral notes. Overall a very pleasant cup.

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