What is “Jungpana”?
Single Estate teas are the equivalent of great wines- the Premier Cru of the crop. Jungpana is a classic Darjeeling estate known to produce some of the most sought after musatel Darjeeling teas and has been nominated as having produced the best Second Flush Darjeeling by the World Tea Expo three years in a row.
Legend has it that many years ago a British hunter was roaming the Himalayas with his faithful gurkha Jung Bahadur by his side when they were attacked by a leopard. In an effort to save his master, Jung Bahadur was severely mauled before his master dispensed with the beast. Jung Bahadur was weak and thirsty and asked his master for ‘pana’, or, water. He was carried to a nearby stream and given water to drink but died in his master’s arms soon thereafter.
Ever since that moment, the area has been known as JUNGPANA, or, where Jung Bahadur had his last drink of water. The tea estate established later carries the name to this day.