Summer Oolong Special 2019

Bright amber in cup, this tea medium bodied and smooth without any astringency. It has muscatel, nutty and honey notes of a treasured Second Flush Tea.

With the start of summer and warmer weather, the First Flush season has come to a close. This is the transition period between the First Flush and Second Flush. The buds become dormant, and the tea bushes produce 2 leaves without a bud. This period usually lasts for 2-3 weeks, after which, the bushes are back to harvesting 2 leaves with a bud. This is the start of the Second Flush season. The large majority of the estate is currently in the transition period. We did notice 1 particular section that had starting budding early. The AV-2 Summer Oolong Special is made from the fine leaf of this section. It is our first tea with the 2nd Flush character this season! A small amount of fine leaf was harvested, and it took about 4 pluckers to pick leaf for 1kg of tea!
50g loose leaf tea pouch.

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A smooth, medium-heavy mouthfeel. The taste is complex and fruity with hints of berry and sweet honey.

Dry Leaf Appearance: The stylish long leaf is very gently rolled and the hue is coppery.
Wet Leaf Aroma: Roasted and woody.
Liquor: Light amber.
  • 3-4g tea
  • 200ml (7 fl-oz) water
  • 95°C (200°F)
  • 3-5 minutes

    Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling

    A place where the magnificent peaks of the 3rd highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga ascend over the tea bushes of Glenburn, - a name that literally means what this 750 hectare estate is - A River Valley.

    Here in hills of Darjeeling, tea rises out of the magical landscape imbibing the essence of the eternal Himalayas. In the peace and tranquility of Glenburn a flourishing community of people and tea bushes thrive together as they have done for the past 150 years.
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