Darjeeling Balasun Second Flush Clonal Musk Tea 2024

From the Balasun Tea Estate, here's presenting a flavoursome clonal musk summer tea. Each leaf is carefully graded, promising a balanced blend with delightful tips and a pleasing bloom. Delve into the rich colour and full-bodied character of the liquor, infused with the unmistakable Muscatel Clonal aroma. From the first sip to the last, savour the upfront flavour and distinctive notes that make this tea a true embodiment of Darjeeling's finest.

Harvest Date: 02/06/2024

Cultivar: AV2, B157 and P383

Altitude: 1370 m above MSL

Name of Master Planter: Umesh Rakhecha

Plucking Method: Manual


Production Information

- Withering Time: 15 hours

- Withering Percentage: 67%

- Rolling and Fermenting Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

- Drying Temperature: 115.6°C

- Sorting: Manual, delicately handled


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Darjeeling Summer Muscatel Clonal Black Tea



Single Estate


Second Flush

Harvest Period

Jun 2, 2024

Name Of Tea Master

Umesh Rakhecha








AV2, B157 and P383

Plucking Method



The Balasun Tea Estate stands as a testament to the rich history and dedication to quality that defines Darjeeling tea. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes near Sonada, this estate boasts an ideal combination of altitude, climate, and natural beauty that contributes to its renowned tea production. Established in 1871 by M/s Davenport & Company Ltd., the plantation initially carried the name Nahore Balasun, derived from the Lepcha dialect. Over time, it came to be known simply as Balasun, named after the river that gracefully meanders through its grounds. Jay Shree Tea and Industries took ownership of the estate in 2005 and embarked on a journey of rejuvenation and modernisation. Through significant investments in infrastructure, technology, and employee welfare, the management has propelled Balasun Tea Estate to new heights of excellence. Balasun Tea Estate's commitment to quality and sustainability is evident through its various certifications, including Fair Trade certification from FLO-CERT, HACCP certification by TUV-NORD, UTZ certification by IMO, and SAN/Rainforest Alliance certification from IMO. These accolades underscore the estate's adherence to ethical and environmental standards, ensuring that its tea not only delights the palate but also supports responsible practices. Visitors to Balasun Tea Estate are treated to more than just a cup of tea; they immerse themselves in a holistic experience that encompasses the beauty of nature, the legacy of tradition, and the promise of a sustainable future. From the rolling hills adorned with tea bushes to the vibrant flora of the surrounding forests, every aspect of Balasun exudes tranquillity and harmony with the environment. With its strategic location near Sonada and easy accessibility from Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport, Balasun Tea Estate invites enthusiasts of tea, nature, and culture to indulge in an unforgettable journey through the heart of Darjeeling's tea country. Whether trekking along scenic trails, observing diverse birdlife, or simply savouring a cup of its prized tea, Balasun offers an experience that captivates the senses and nourishes the soul.

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Use filtered or bottled water. Heat the water up to 95°C. Put in 2.5 g of loose tea for every cup (180 ml). Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain into a cup and serve.

LEAF: Evenly graded, nicely sized with few tips, and an acceptable bloom.

LIQUOR: Coloury with body, full of clonal character with an upfront flavour.

INFUSION: Brownish bright with a distinct Muscatel Clonal nose.

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