Avongrove Summer Euphoria – Second Flush – 2017 (Exotic Clonal – Av2)
The dry leaves are fine curled dark coppery with plenty of golden buds. The aroma is sweet like dates and a pleasant woody which is trademark Av2 Clone flavor. When brewed for 5 minutes it gives sunset color liquor with floral fermented fruits aroma.
Avongrove Summer Euphoria is a perfect summer exotic clonal tea this season. This year though the climate was favorable for Summer Flush but due to political agitation and demand of separate state Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling Hills the gardens remained closed. Only about 10% of quality Second Flush Tea has been manufactured. We were able to procure this wonderful tea just before the gardens were closed.
Avongrove Tea Estate is well known for producing some of the finest clone teas and EUPHORIA is a mark used only for the finest lots. The dry leaves are fine curled dark coppery with plenty of golden buds. The aroma is sweet like dates and a pleasant woody which is trademark Av2 Clone flavour. When brewed for 5 minutes it gives sunset colour liquor with floral fermented fruits aroma. The sip is a blissful experience. The sip starts with a woody sweet note which gets intense and fruity towards mid-sip. It ends with a pleasant fruity note and a prominent citric note can be tasted. The aftertaste is smooth and lasts for quite some time. A little astringency only glorifies the tea.
We can say that this is probably the best a Darjeeling Summer Flush Clonal tea can get.
- DRY LEAVES: Fine rolled uncut twisted coppery brown leaves with plenty golden tips.
- LIQUOR: Sunset colour with complex fruity and floral aroma.
- INFUSION: Coppery leaves with sweet citric fruity aroma.
Fresh water brought to 1st Boil (90C). Add 1 tea spoonful (2 grams) per cup of 170ml. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain to cup and sip as it cools. Second and third steep gives best result when steeped for full 5 minutes.
100gms / 3.5 oz, 250gms / 8.8 oz, 500gms / 17.6 oz