DARJEELING, FIRST FLUSH 2019
As every year at Springtime, Emmanuel Jumeau-Lafond, has brought back from the Himalayan highlands, exceptional 1st flush Darjeeling teas. 2019 is no exception,! With a new selection of three fine harvests, our expert offers to tea lovers confidential batches, remarkable, with estonishing and superb aromatic notes.
Plantation located west of the province of Darjeeling, along the border of Nepal. This lot, harvested on March 18th, consists only of a bud and a leaf. It offers slightly pyrogenic notes on the nose, delivering a sweet-scented cup with a light and smooth intensity on the palate. Notes of Osmanthus flowers evoking apricot give way to a slightly astringent final characteristic of the Darjeeling of Spring.
Current name of the former 'Bloomfield' plantation located near the town of Darjeeling. Harvested and produced on March 22, a tea with jade green leaves and an orange-yellow infusion, offering a 'robust' nose, a resonant liquor with gourmet aromas giving a cup with depth and character and a finish with delicate accents of white orchid and majestic notes of 1st flush Darjeeling.
Plantation located in the Mirik Valley which has recently replaced its oldest tea plants. This results in harvests of more aromatic teas.
Tea harvested on March 2, 2019 delivering an infusion straw yellow color, very warm nose and sweet and flowery flavor with slightly toasted notes and zesty and apricot aroma. 608 kg of fresh leaves were needed to produce this 85 kg batch.