Jungpana Vintage Muscatel Black Tea

  • Organic
  • Single Estate
  • Speciality
Signature second flush muscatel tea from a vintage tea estate of Darjeeling
₹1,325.00

₹1,325.00

Description

The muscatel flavour of Darjeeling is one of the most sought after characteristics in Indian tea and Jungpana Vintage Muscatel Black Tea takes this classic flavour to a new high. Let the bright amber coloured cup melt you away with its sweet aroma reminiscent of honey. This well rounded, full cup with fresh fruity flavour and strong muscatel notes evokes the image of walking barefoot through a vineyard. This is truly a vintage tea from a heritage tea estate.

  • 1

    Type

    Black
  • 2

    season

    Second Flush, 2018
  • 3

    grade

    FTGFOP1
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    Region

    Darjeeling
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    Garden

    Jungpana

TASTING NOTES

Well rounded full cup, fresh fruity flavour with strong muscatel notes
DRY LEAF
  • Appearance
  • Long well twisted black leaves with a few reddish brown leaves

  • Aroma
  • Chocolaty sweet with hints of fire

LIQUOR
  • Appearance
  • Bright amber

  • Aroma
  • Sweet honey aroma

INFUSION
  • Appearance
  • Brown medium sized leaves

  • Aroma
  • Sweet fruity aroma

STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put 2.5 gm leaves in an empty cup
  • Pour 200 ml water at 90-95 ºC
  • Let it steep for 4-5 minutes
  • Strain and serve
Condiments :
  • Drink Plain

REVIEWS

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By >Jeffrey
Level Enthusiast (3)
ON 5/10/2019
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DISCOVERED THE KEY TO THIS TEA
I've drunk many teas by Jungpana over the years. Usually, a very reliable producer, but this vintage, 2018 2nd flush, doesn't deliver the goods for me. The dry leaf is broken and dark in color. There is a subtle, fruity aroma and the liquor is nice and dark, well oxidized. The first thing I notice is how drying this tea is to my mouth. The astringency is very noticeable and present throughout the drinking experience. I could taste the promise of muscatel with a wee bit of malt but the flavor really never materializes in this tea. It's almost as if the tea is holding back. More aroma than flavor, but neither seems to grab me very much. There is no way I could drink this tea if I followed the brewing recommendations above. It would just be astringent and bitter. Better with less time, IMO.

UPDATE: After reviewing this tea rather poorly, I decided to experiment more with the parameters for brewing this Jungpana. With 2g into a 140ml porcelain teapot, I brewed for 90 seconds. What a difference this made. The astringency I complained about was completely gone and the smooth muscatel flavor stood shining for the mouth to enjoy. The tea gave me just about everything I like in a 2nd flush except the broken leaves which I always find to be unaesthetic in comparison to a more whole leaf tea. Sorry for my hasty first review.