PUTTABONG MOONDROPS (EX - 14)
CERTIFIED ORGANIC | TEA SEASON: DARJEELING SECOND FLUSH 2013
This is another special and
limited edition Second Flush organic Darjeeling Tea which was
already limited when Mr. Rajesh, manager of Puttabong,
sampled us. During the First Flush we received some tea samples of this tea and we chose one and it was very well appreciated by tea connoisseurs. We asked if Puttabong Moondrops would be made this Second Flush and had pre-ordered for samples even before they had started processing. We received a couple of Moondrop samples and the best that suited our palate among other variations of Moondrops was invoice no. "EX-14". Made from pure AV-2 bushes, this handmade tea is another marvel that Darjeeling has witnessed this 2013 Second Flush season. Very limited in quantity. Highly recommended you try.
Puttabong Moondrops Dry Leaves:
furry white and golden bloom
signifies the utter importance
given and care taken in the
manufacture of this tea. The
overall appearance is brown/white with more of silver tips
resembling elongated shaped
snow buds. The leaf size is
huge and the largest among the
teas we have procured this 2013 Second
flush season. The leaves are
elongated and well twisted.
Almost all of the tea leaves
appear to have a sheen due to
the existence of minute silver
hairs on them. There is a huge
abundance of silver tips. Don't forget to smell the tea
leaves as soon as you open the
pouch (give it a little shake after opening, just to wake them up). A high degree of floral
and fruity aroma can be noticed
instantly. On further judging,
it has sweet vanilla like essence
with a slight twist of lemon.
It is slightly nutty in character
Puttabong Moondrops Infusion or Wet Leaves:
is observed when these chunky-longish
dry leaves unfold in hot water.
It has a lovely bright appearance
which is overall brownish in nature.
It has a fresh bouquet, thoroughly
pronounced, giving an assessment
of detailed and careful manufacture
in order to obtain the desired
quality and flavor. The white
tips turn into light-greener version
when immersed in hot water and
imparts a marvelous look.
It emits slight sweet notes
accompanied by very mild flowery
and fruity aroma.
Puttabong Moondrops Cup or Liqour:
of the cup is lighter in comparison
to the other Second Flush teas
we have purchased this year.
The liqor is shimmering with
light-orange color resulting
in a lively fresh taste. The
brisk character is clean in
nature with exceptional flavor.
It has a smooth cup and has
a well balanced body which tends
to be sweet. It has a definite point
with underlying complexity of
various fruits and flowers.
It also has mild hints of almonds
and petains to be nutty as well.
behind a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Very mild astringency can be
One of the best offerings from one of the largest tea gardens in Darjeeling - Puttabong Tea Estate. If you have tried our First Flush Puttabong Moondrops, then you know the quality. Second Flush is totally different in its characteristics, but we assure you that you will not be disappointed. A must try for a tea connoisseur. LIMITED