Jungpana wins the North American tea championship Darjeeling fall category again in 2014. The North American Tea Championship (NATC) named the 22 best, premium hot teas from the fall 2013 harvest during its Hot Tea evaluation for Fall Tea category. NATC is an independent event, judged by professional and renowned people, who assessed premium teas from around the globe that are sold in North America.
Stiff Competition and its Evaluation:
NATC remains a place where traditional tea standards and innovative non-traditional tea concepts is judged through a common methodology. For two days in the end of February, five judges well renowned for their tea-tasting skills evaluated nearly 200 premium loose-leaf teas for the North American Tea Championship in the Hot Tea Class-fall harvested teas.
NATC Cupping Coordinator Mo Sardella mentions,” As the tea industry continues to grow and evolve, so does the quality and diversity of the teas that find their way to the NATC judges’ table.” Judges evaluated every submission articulately including leaf appearance, flavor, body, color, aroma, clarity, mouth feel and balance. An overall numerical value on a 100-point scale was then calculated based on the ratings of each characteristic, and winning teas were determined by rank.
Jungpana & its Impressive Win:
Jungpana tea-estate is over a century old and has been consistently providing smooth and amazing quality tea to tea lovers over these years. It is situated in Darjeeling, tucked away from the prying eyes on the rugged mountains at altitudes ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 ft. Jungpana has been winning the award of Darjeeling fall category for the last two years. “Organic Jungpana Wonder Muscatel”, the famous tea presents a beautiful muscatel flavor with floral overtones with a touch of citrus. The spectacular tea estate of Jungpana won the Darjeeling fall category in the Hot Tea class.
Santanu Kejriwal the proprietor of Jungpana, mentions, “I think the weather suited us more this time and this helped us to produce the finest quality of second flush tea again, which is a tea connoisseur’s delight.”
“This year’s Darjeeling entrants also showcased the ever-widening spectrum of creative, non-traditional outturns available to consumers,” added Sardella while describing the various new developments on the tea front. Kim Jage, director of marketing and sales for the North American Tea Championship applauded and congratulated all the winners of the NATC.