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Nurbong First Flush Darjeeling 22.3.21

Nurbong First Flush Darjeeling 22.3.21

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Simply put...

Tea Name : Nurbong First Flush

bright, full-bodied and fragrant first flush from the early flushing Nurbong garden.  This first flush has mixed flavour and more colour due to the heavier soils here

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In more depth... 

The tea garden...

Situated in Kurseong South district this tea garden has much heavier soils than at Ambootia and this is refected in the 'darkish' first flush cup.  

As shared by the group : Nurbong came into being in 1870 in the quiet, calm expanse of the Kurseong South hills in the District of Darjeeling. This garden gets its  name from the plant ‘Nur’ which was believed to have healing qualities. ‘Nur’ came together with ‘bong’, meaning tree in the Lepcha language,to  name this garden,home to the confluence of three rivers. The clear waters of the Shiv Khola, ChiplayKhola and the Mahanadi breathe life and fertility into the soil for the tea bushes to thrive on. Owing to its location, Nurbong is an early flushing garden; among the first to make the much awaited First Flush teas of a new season. Nurbong teas are enjoyed for its bright, full-bodied and fragrant cup.

    Processing....

    • Date of plucking : 22.3.21
    • Fine % : 62% Fine :  62% one leaf and a bud and 10% second leaf

    • Manufacture date : 22.3.21

    • Withering : 67% - 
    • KC shares : '% wither depends on leaf quality, ambience and type of tea you make.   A 67% wither is a medium - harder wither'
    • Rolling : 20 minutes

    • Drying temp : 240 C '
    • KC shares :  this tea passes directly from the roller into the drier to capture the inherent flowery character that requires less oxidation.   Hence with this tea no extra oxidation (i.e. that usually done on the floor) was given'

    Leaf Analysis....

    • Type of tea bushes : Plucked in the very early season this is made from tea from multiple sections
    • This tea has more wither than the early Ambootia tea and as a result is more brittle so you can see more broken leaf 
    • What do the colours in the leaf mean : The difference in colours reflects the different withering rates - some varieties take more wither and some take less. Black particles indicate an under wither while the green is a well withered particle.  

    Tea Profile....

    • A bright, full-bodied and fragrant first flush from the early flushing Nurbong garden.  This first flush has mixed flavour and more colour due to the heavier soils and the slight over wither.  We have selected this tea due to its interesting composition as a more full bodied first flush and an interesting contrast to the Ambootia & Glenburn cups 

    Size : 272 hectares of tea at an elevation between 1500 and 2500 feet. 

    Harvest Time : 29th March 2021

    Cultivar : Clonal

    Plucking standard : Two leaves and one bud

    Processing : Withered, rolled and fired.

    Experience :  A bright, full-bodied and fragrant first flush

    Date of Plucking : Plucking date- 29th March

    Last visited by Comins : June 2018, Michelle Comins

    How to prepare tea GAIWAN or Western Teapot ...

    Amount of tea per bowl (200 ml): 2.5 g (1 tsp)

    Water temperature: 95 / 212 

    Infusion / brewing time: 2-3 minutes

    Number of infusions: 3

    How to enjoy: No sugar, no milk.


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