Darjeeling 1st Flush, Balasun Estate
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Eagerly anticipated each spring, Darjeeling First Flush represents the initial harvest from plants that have lain dormant all winter. The mountainous region, at the foothills of the Himalayans, has long been celebrated for its dramatic landscape and distinctive teas. For this style, the leaves are carefully hand-picked and undergo a unique hard withering process, which produces the characteristic fresh, nuanced fragrances and a bright flavor.
Produced in April at Balasun Estate, this lot (EX 11) boasts a sweet top note to the flavor, with hints of melon, and a complex, tropical aroma reminiscent of dried papaya and mango. A pleasingly astringent finish balances out each sip.
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: watermelon, dried papaya, sweet
Harvest Season: Spring 2021