INVOICE NUMBER: DJ 146
TEA SEASON: DARJEELING SECOND FLUSH 2018
CERTIFIED ORGANIC - YES, It's an Organic Tea
Established in the 1860s, Sungma Tea Estate exchanged several hands in the past until it was acquired by Jayshree Tea & Industries Ltd in 1993. It is one amongst the highest elevation Darjeeling Tea gardens situated in the Rungbong valley in close vicinity to Pokhriabong and Sukhiapokri villages. Sukhiapokhri and allied areas are well known to be always covered in mist and fog which is so much needed for the Darjeeling character to be prominent in a tea. It is purely an organic tea estate producing excellent Darjeeling Teas every season.
This Darjeeling First Flush 2012 tea, "Sungma Organic Musk", is one which won our hearts from several tea samples that we tasted. Its a tea made from pure Chinary tea leaves, carefully and tenderly plucked. Thanks to all those hard working women tea pickers who put their extra cautiousness in plucking this tea. A special care has been taken in the processing in order to maintain the muscatel character in the cup.
Sungma Tea Dry leaves:
This summer Sungma Musk tea is picked from one of the highest elevation section of the tea estate. This section comprises of special chinery bushes which yield extremely good quality tea leaves for the purpose of muscatel tea making. Unlike other chinery tea leaves this tea got from this special section of the tea garden has a unique musky flavor unparalled with any other. The slender looking leaves are convered in downy hairs. This inturn gives the overall look a bright sheen. It contains a fair amount of silver tips. It comes with lovely aroma of fruits and nuts. The musk or muscatel flavor is overwhelming accompanied by some degree of sweetness.
Wet Tea leaves of this Sungma Tea:
This musky tea has a beautiful infusion. It is bright and lively. The color of this Sungma Tea Estate Summer Musk is a fusion of chocolate and brown tea leaves. It has more of an overall coppery infusion. Utterly fresh smelling with a musky or muscatel aroma. It has a pleasing mixed fruity aroma. It is nutty as well with a minty overlay. A certain amount of sweet smelling honey like characteristics is prominent as well. A well made tea in terms of quality and flavor.
Sungma Tea cup or liqor:
The liquor quality of this Sungma Musk is rich and full bodied. It has a rich and well rounded cup. The strength and color depicts its fullness. The liquor color has a red-orange tinge. We kept this for a while unopened. This duration gave it some maturity and has evolved in it an exceptional muscatel flavor. The cup has a lively brisk characteristics. It has a well balanced pack of overwhelming fruity flavors hard to differentiate. To a certain extent, it has a nutty taste which is accompanied by some malty characteristics. A well made tea that pairs with most of your food items. A tea that can be sipped at anytime of the day. It lends a sweet aftertaste. Don't steep for too long as it can go bitter. Steep for about 3 minutes or experiment according to what your palate likes..
An overall top notch Darjeeling muscatel tea from the best growing section of Sungma Tea Estate. Specially made and hand picked with special chinery tea leaves. Try ours and decide for yourself. One thing we can promise is that you won't regret buying this. It's what Darjeeling Tea stands for - the muscatel flavor. And this tea is what you should be tasting!