SINGBULLI CLONAL THUNDER - EX 17
TEA SEASON: DARJEELING SECOND FLUSH 2015
Mr Basu of Jayshree Tea and Mr Mantri was kind enough to sample us this exclusive variety of 2015 Second Flush Darjeeling Tea from Singbulli Tea Estate. This is a special reserve tea and only one to two invoices/lots has been made and tagged as "Clonal Thunder". Clonal Thunder represents and excels giving it a high pedestal in terms of quality and overall taste of the tea. Just take a look at the photo above and tell us if this is a bad tea. In fact its got a perfect Second Flush appearance which a true clonal variety should actually possess. A very high quality tea which is also a limited edition tea and we are glad that we were able to procure it and offer it to you.
Benoy & Singbulli Manager, Mr. Mantri, awesome tea maker - friends from 2004
SINGBULLI CLONAL THUNDER Dry Leaves:
The dry tea leaves bear that long wiry look which seems to wave through twists and turns. Similar to the size of Arya teas, but a bit larger and more furrier. It has an overall chocolate brown color with abundance of silver tips and yellow colored or golden tips. Most of the leaves have a definite luster or sheen owned through the presence of tiny silver and golden hairs. It possesses a clean outlook depicting properly sorted tea. It has a sweet aroma mixed with the character of being biscuity and malty; caramel like. It also has that mild nutty and fruity characteristics..
SINGBULLI CLONAL THUNDER Infusion or Wet Leaves:
The opening of these infused leaves is a charm. It unfolds into its original shape and size and the color change from dry to wet is remarkable. It has a bright 'dark chocolate' infusion with pale yellow colored infused tips. It emits sweet smelling fragrance which also speaks to be somewhat malty and fruity. Slight hints of nutty character as that of almonds cannot be discarded here.
SINGBULLI CLONAL THUNDER Cup or Liqour:
It has a bright golden brew. It has a quality cup with a definite brisk character denoting a good quality tea arisen from proper manufacture. The most desirable flavor depicting Darjeelings is present which is reminiscent of the teas grown at quality tea gardens such as Singbulli Tea Estate. It has a well rounded cup which is mellow. It has a sweet taste which has complex undertones of fruits and flowers. It has a very slight hint of astringency which is at a minimum and can be felt in the middle of the tongue. It has a sweet fruity aftertaste.
A limited edition tea, this 2015 Second Flush "Clonal Thunder" from Singbulli Tea Estate marks the craftmanship of its creator, Mr. Mantri and we thank him for providing this exclusive and rare variety. A tea worth trying which marks the essence among the top true and quality teas Darjeeling produces in limited quantities.