Sungma Classic Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

Brimming with notes of oak wood and firewood, this muscatel is one that will be appreciated even by those with untrained palates. Its flavors are strong but not heady, smooth but not dull. There is a soft sour note in this tea which keeps the cup quite vibrant.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Lifted woody notes along with hints of anise and yellow flower.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is medium-bodied and smooth. Throughout the length of the cup, notes of wood dominate the palate, with sour notes discernible on the sides and the tip. Towards the end, a short, melon rind-like note emerges and fades away quickly. The finish is clean and woody.

COMPLEMENTS

Creamy desserts, raisin, chocolate chip cookies, fresh fruit, bread pudding

dry leaf

aroma

Almond, creamy

appearance

Tightly rolled, black leaves with brown flakes

infusion

aroma

Geranium, melon, plum, sweet basil

appearance

Coppery

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 12, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Muscatel
SKU SFSUMSB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-134
CERTIFICATIONS


9 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 8
  • Freshness 6
  • High Quality 5
  • Great Aroma 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

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

Piotr

Nov. 15, 2015

Makes for a great morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Hearty black tea, strong and caffeinated. Smooth, well balanced, with a slight sweet aftertaste. Great in the morning!

Denise

Sept. 24, 2015

Very nice and smooth

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

This is a very nice and smooth tea with the perfect strength for my taste.

sampath kumar

May 17, 2015

Enjoyable but not delectable

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Evening.

The steeped tea liquor with its lovely plum-red color effuses plenty of floral notes. On the palate, its smooth, with a pronounced floral aroma enveloping the palate. However, it lacks a pronounced body or a lingering aftertaste. Hence, i was slightly disappointed with it. Though, its very drinkable.

Denise

May 14, 2015

Beautiful morning tea

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

This tea has a very nice strength for morning tea. So nice and smooth.

Alexander

May 6, 2015

Great aroma

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea is vey high quality and always produces a superior cup of liquor. The color is a deep red after steeping and definitely has a distinct aroma of a muscatel grape. This tea is very popular among my friends and with good reason. It has a very unique flavor profile and produces a very pleasing sensation on the palate.

Martin Eger

April 1, 2015

Classic muscatel flavor

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

This is what I look for in a Darjeeling tea. Plenty of that "China bush" muscatel aroma and flavor. A little dry, with a lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended.

Marion

Feb. 6, 2015

Savour your tea moment

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening.

This is indeed very special. It was my second favourite in the samples of all Muscatel teas (my favourite being teabox's own blend) so I ordered a larger quantity. This tea is a real treat real with beautiful clean floral notes and lots of sweetness. Take care not to oversteep or overindulge on the quantity of leaves you brew. It can become too overpowering and the floral notes are lost. It also is beneficial to stick to 90 degrees for the water temperature and under steep a little if you are a sensitive about bitterness. Let the tea cool slightly. I found that I appreciated it so much more when it wasn't super hot.

Lida

Dec. 12, 2014

Muscatel heaven with a good measure of earth

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

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Highly perfumed and enticing. The nectar is powerful, sweet and succulent, with a touch of astringency. For me, not everyday fare, but an exquisite, special occasions tea

Andrew

Oct. 7, 2014

Outstanding muscatel

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

Best Served : Anytime.

One of the best Darjeelings. Absolutely delicious cup of fragrant, full flavoured muscatel and as fresh as you can possibly get. Not to be missed.

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