24 July 2012

My Jungpana estate darjeeling first flush arrived this morning with Iban the postman, sewn up in a muslin bag, sealed with red wax and hand-lettered in black ink. What a treat: the romance of it all. The tea inside was vacuum packed to keep it fresh, and I got samples of other second-flush teas from the Darjeeling region. Now I can taste the mountain air!

2 comments:

lostgander said...

How's the tea? Can you taste the mountain air?

wrenna said...

There is a definitive mist in my cup, although it's not as astringent as I remember. Every year is different though, and the variation can be quite broad.