Singbulli Summer Oolong

I just received my monthly tea subscription, inside was a wonderful oolong tea. Singbulli Summer Oolong is a very smooth oolong from India. I prepared it Gaiwan. First infusion I set my water to 190 degrees F. I let it steep too long at 1:00, it was strong but still smooth, a touch of bitterness due to the over steeping. Second cup I let set for :30, third cup :40, and the fourth :45. I am really enjoying the difference in the cups, still really smooth and a velvet feel in the mouth. The fourth cup was a little astringent.

singbulliReading up on the origin of this tea I found the plantation is  Located in the Mirik area in Darjeeling, the Singbulli estate is spread across 9 rolling hills over an area of 13.6 miles (22 km) with altitude varying between 1,180 to 4,100 feet (360m to 1250m) above sea level.

“Originally established in 1924 by British planters the garden has four divisions, namely Singbulli Division, Manja Division, Tingling Division and Murmah Division. The plantation is very active in ecological upgradation and maintaining bio-diversity at the garden and has initiated various programmes for soil conservation and environmental protection.” (Excerpt from

The Singbulli Estate was established in 1924, in 2003 it was acquired by Jayshree Tea & Industries LTD. To create this oolong, they make smaller batches ensure a high quality and taste. The partial oxidization gives a unique nutty taste along with a muscatel aroma to this oolong. This estate is known for it’s world famous Muscatel teas.

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Pomegranate – White Tea

Pomegranate Pai Mu Tan

Pomegranate Pai Mu Tan

This refreshing delicious tea tastes amazing hot or cold. It is a blend of premium white teas with a splash of pomegranate flavor.

This tea is best brewed in filtered water at a temperature just less than boiling about 190 degrees F. (87 degrees C.) . I recommend using one and a half teaspoons per cup, that is if you are brewing a single cuppa tea (12 ounces or so).

If you are making a pot of tea then I would recommend the old adage use one teaspoon per cup (cup = roughly 8 fluid ounces) and an extra teaspoon for the pot.