TEA SEASON: SECOND FLUSH 2016
CERTIFIED ORGANIC - Organic Tea
This is another special and limited edition Second Flush organic Darjeeling Tea which was already limited when Mr. Anil, manager of Phuguri Tea Estate Darjeeling, sampled us. We had pre-ordered for samples even before they had started processing. We received a couple of "Clonal Tips" samples and the best that suited our palate among other variations of Clonal Tips was invoice no. "DJ 43". Made from pure AV-2 bushes, this extremely well crafted tea is another marvel that Darjeeling has witnessed this 2016 Second Flush season. Very limited in quantity. Highly recommended you try.
Phuguri Tea Estate Darjeeling Dry Leaves:
The furry white and golden bloom signifies the utter importance given and care taken in the manufacture of this tea. The overall appearance this Phuguri Darjeeling Second Flush is brown/white. It has abundance of silver and golden tips resembling elongated shaped snow buds. The leaf size is larger than others procured this 2016 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. 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 nutty 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 as well.
Phuguri Darjeeling Clonal Tips Infusion or Wet Leaves:
The magic is observed when these chunky-longish dry leaves unfold in hot water. This Phuguri Tea Estate Darjeeling has a lovely bright appearance which is overall brownish in nature. It has a fresh bouquet, thoroughly pronounced. This further denotes the care taken in assessing detail and careful manufacture. Thus, obtaining 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.
This photo further proves: This tea we are selling is 100% authentic.
Darjeeling Phuguri 2nd flush Cup or Liquor:
The strength of this Phuguri Darjeeling Tea cup is lighter in comparison to other Second Flush teas we have purchased this 2016. The liquor 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 nuts. It also has mild hints of almonds and pertains to be nutty as well. It leaves behind a lingering sweet aftertaste. It has a fresh full bodied cup which is invigorating enough to lift you up.
For infusion and liquor images, refer to the video above
One of the best offerings from one of the largest tea gardens - Phuguri Tea Estate Darjeeling. This is the first time we are purchasing from this organic Phuguri Tea Estate and we skipped some of the renowned for this. A high quality tea made with utmost care, excelling in every aspect of a Second Flush tea. A must try for a tea connoisseur!