Sungma 2nd Flush FTGFOP-1
Sungma 2nd Flush FTGFOP-1

Sungma 2nd Flush FTGFOP-1

Regular price $5.00

Style: Black

Origin: Rungbong Valley, Darjeeling Region, India

Description: Early in its tea-growing history, the region of Darjeeling gained worldwide recognition for its fine teas. The teas produced in this area have a characteristic muscatel flavour and are sought after for their delicate astringencies and unique flavour. The elevation lends interesting colour profiles both to the oxidized leaves on their own, as well as variation in the colour of their steeped liquor. A truly distinguished cup, Darjeelings are known as the champagne of teas. This classic Darjeeling was grown at the Rungbong Valley near the city of Darjeeling - the elevation of the tea garden ranges from 1100 – 1700 metres in height. The soil and weather at this elevation produces a wonderful, subtle muscatel flavour.  

Tasting Notes: A pleasant, refreshing 2nd flush tea. The palate is bright, with a slightly vegetal flavour with hints of fresh hay. This grassiness lends itself to the classic mineral astringency, which builds to a tangible, dry pinch and a pleasant linger.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.

Organic

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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