We are in search of the best 1st Flush Darjeeling of this season!
What are you searching for?
As we love 1st flush picks of many Darjeeling tea Estates, some plantations have always been more prominent to us than others. The beautiful and never changing quality of these teas, outstanding flavours and freshness is something what we are looking forward to each spring. This spring 2019 is not any different.
Why do we love 1st flush Darjeeling Tea?
The flower bouquet attack of the tea is like a burst of spring to our eyes, the fruitiness is like a summer dance to our taste...
Classification: Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior - White tea
Cultivar: Da Bai
Origin: China, Fujian province, Ningde prefecture, Fuding city
Grade: Unique, Rare, Grand Cru
Leaf: Large, needle like buds of a soft green colour, covered by silver hairs. Gentle floral aroma of orchids, tulips and wild flowers mingles with herb spiciness – mint, thyme and clove. The buds are soft and fluffy on touch.
Infused leaf: Beautiful silvery-jade buds releasing an aroma of clove, orchid and asparagus.
Liquor: Light, soft and clear moonstone gem like liquid. Deliciously smooth, delicate and harmonious cup with notes of wild flowers, orchids, sweet vanilla, honeydew melon...
Classification: Sun-Dried Purple Buds Wild Pu Erh 2018 - Sheng “Raw” dark tea or white tea?
Cultivar: Ye Sheng
Origin: China, Yunnan, Dehong
Grade: Magnificent, Exquisite
Leaf: Beautiful medium-sized purple-yellow and green buds, resembling the appearance of a dragon tail, giving off the fragrance of passion fruit, fennel and black pepper.
Infused leaf: Infused buds are of reddish-green colour with intense notes of apricot, hay and parsley.
Liquor: The cup has a vibrant apricot colour. The mouth-feel is complex, rich and creamy, offering a fresh aroma of apricots, black pepper and clove. The liquid is juicy and smooth with sweet-sour notes of mangoes, lychee fruits and...
Classification: Bu Lang Mountain Cha Tou Ripe Pu Erh Tea Nuggets 2015 - Shu “ripe/matured” dark tea/aged tea
Cultivar: Yunnan Da Ye
Origin: China, Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Menghai county, Bulang Mountain
Grade: Supreme quality
Leaf: Small, blobs of tea leaves composed of golden buds and leaves. Aroma of dried figs, wet forest floor and sweet soy sauce.
Infused leaf: Infused leaves are still in blobs :) and are of deep chocolate colour with persistent aroma of decaying wood, mango and leather.
Liquor: The liquid is deep, vibrant burgundy colour, brilliant and thick (almost like a cup of coffee). Aroma has sweet & fruity notes with a hint...
1st flush Darjeeling Balasun superior: Magnificent!
Dried Leaf: Large dark green, brown leaves and silvery buds; aroma of exotic dried fruit, herbs and “petrichor” the smell of fresh rain falling on dry soil/stone.
Infused Leaf: Uneven light green leaves with some reddish hues. Parsley, dark wet wood and spice aroma.
Liquor: Slightly astringent cup with brilliant apricot colour. A fresh flowery bouquet (tulips) followed by notes of lychee, pear & apricot with mountain herbs and rain after the dry spell. Excellently balanced liquor with brisk and light taste and lingering fruity after-taste.