Jungpana Special Spring Darjeeling Chinary Black Tea from TeaBox

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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: TeaBox

Tea Description:

With prominent chinary characters, this black tea comes as an opulent offering from Jungpana this spring.
Its dark amber-colored liquor makes for a beautiful sight to behold. Look for sweet notes of honey in its refreshing aroma. Its smooth, full-bodied liquor boasts prominent flavors of citrus and green chili. This tea signs off with fruity accents, particularly those of citrus, that linger on for the good haul. Savor a cup of this medium caffeine spring delicacy at any time in the day.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This Jungpana Special Spring Darjeeling Chinary Black Tea from TeaBox is lovely.  This is one of those teas that I was intrigued by the origin of the loose leaf and found that Jungpana is within the hills of the Darjeeling Region so it seems these little leaves were once smack-dab in the middle of everything.

I found out that Jungpana is a small estate nestled in the hills of the Darjeeling region and is known for the muscatel flavor of its teas.  Pure china bushes is primarily used, coupled with different manufacturing techniques resulting an the finest example of richness in flavor and bouquet that Darjeeling teas are renowned for.  Jungpana is a garden of highest quality in Darjeeling, it enjoys the most unique micro climatic and soil conditions. This location and climate produces a distinct flavor and consequently has been established as the the leading quality estate of Darjeeling.

I appreciate the freshness of this tea.  It has a delightful aroma – both before and after infusing.  It has a smooth body with unique flavor featuring this high quality loose leaf tea.  Eventho this is a black tea base it’s a weaker black tea base but can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night.  Be careful with this one, tho, it can get a bit bitter if oversteeped.

Back to the aroma because I think that is what really caught my attention with this one – other than the flavor on the tongue – of course.  Pre-infusion the aroma is sweet and toasty but also floral and hints at subtle chili notes.  The post infusion adds the warmness of honey to the mix.  The best part is the long lingering fruit-floral finish.

This aroma and flavor may be a hard one to pin point as you can see.  So I guess that means you will have to try it for yourself to see what I mean!


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