2009 2nd Flush Darjeelings


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2009 2nd Flush Darjeelings

Postby kymidwife » Jun 8th, '09, 00:26

For those interested in Darjeelings, I just got an email from Tea Emporium reporting that the 2nd Flush Darjeelings have arrived... including Castleton Moonlight!

http://www.teaemporium.net/2ndFlush_Dar ... a_2009.asp

My order is in... will report back later after I've tried it (and the Rohini green too).


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Postby Chip » Jun 8th, '09, 00:48

But ... but ... I still have 30 FF samples that I haven't tried ... falling behind quickly.
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Postby kymidwife » Jun 8th, '09, 01:19

Well if you need some help.... :lol:
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Postby Victoria » Jun 8th, '09, 16:33

Right ... ditto
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Postby cyberhoofer » Jun 11th, '09, 10:34

I just received mine from TeaEmporium some 3 hours ago by UPS courier. 850 grams of Castleton 'Moonlight' & 400 grams of Thurbo Classic Musk, LOL

Will post further with pics & all, say, after 4 hours - when I have more time.

I just had a pot of 'Moonlight' & I can state IT IS DIVINE LIQUID GOLD.

UPS was extremely fast, just 2 days from Darj to Southern Finland.

Oops, I'm sooooo broke, I just spent USD 265.00 (i.e. € 191.71) on tea :oops:

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Postby cyberhoofer » Jun 11th, '09, 18:05

I had quite a busy day & I just had a second pot of Castleton 'Moonlight' 2nd Flush 2009 from TeaEmporium.

I shall comment on this DJ tomorrow with more time, along with the Thurbo Classic Musk 2nd Flush 2009 (which I haven't tried yet).

However, I'm enclosing photos of the entire lot of teas in their neat packages.

The other pics are 'Moonlight' dry leaves, infused leaves, 'Moonlight' in a cup.

I will shoot the Thurbo as well with more time.

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'Moonlight' in a cup
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'Moonlight' in a cup #2


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TeaEmporium - June 11th 2009 - 400 grams of Thurbo Classic Musk & 850 grams of Castleton 'Moonlight'

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'Moonlight' 2nd Flush 2009 - dry leaves

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'Moonlight' - infused leaves

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'Moonlight' - infused leaves #2


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Postby Masalachaaaaiii... » Jun 11th, '09, 18:16

Man if only I hadn't spent all my tea money for the month....I might have to get some! How long will these be available roughly?
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Postby cyberhoofer » Jun 11th, '09, 18:32

Rajiv from TeaEmporium emailed me a while ago on Castleton 'Moonlight' from last year:

"Dear Sir,
I think I finished off this tea by July 2nd week last year..."

I.e. I reckon' quantities on 'Moonlight' are scarse :(

However, I'm to order more 'Moonlight' July the 1st with my new tea money for July, lol :shock:

I guess the availability of Thurbo will be O.K. far ahead longer, since it isn't such a limited lot, such as 'Moonlight' happens to be.

Lucky me, I still have some 900 grams of Risheehat Classic Musk 2nd Flush 2008 & 350 grams of Castleton Muscatel 2nd Flush 2008 left (both from TeaEmporium).

I shall, though, try and purchase some Castleton Muscatel from e.g. Thunderbolt - as soon as they get their hands on it. Which will most probably lead and throw me into bankruptcy, COL (crying out loud)

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Postby Masalachaaaaiii... » Jun 11th, '09, 18:51

I guess I should make orders pretty soon then, don't want to miss out. Probably will get more than just 100gm of each though, I know I most likely will love them. Don't want to get a sample then love it, and they run out...Like the tea I am drinking now, only 50gm :cry:

I could always share it if not... :D
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Postby cyberhoofer » Jun 11th, '09, 19:11

Rajiv from TeaEmporium also informed me:

"Dear Sir,
It seems moonlight is a superhit so far and I'm also happy that the manager of the garden made exactly what we wanted infact the tea is little more high fired this year so this tea has an indepth taste and longer shelf life."


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Postby cyberhoofer » Jun 12th, '09, 09:15

I just opened a package of Thurbo Classic Musk today. Just brewed a pot of it. However, I'm to describe both teas later, because I need to evaluate the complex nature of both products with time - that is I need to have a few pots more within the following days, but will keep you guys posted as for what's cookin'

For your enjoyment (or is it envy :? ) I'm attaching a few pics of the 2009 Thurbo:

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Thurbo Classic Musk 2nd Flush 2009 - dry leaves

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Thurbo - 4 minutes infusion

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A neat parcel


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Thurbo Classic Musk 2nd Flush 2009 - infused leaves

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Postby Masalachaaaaiii... » Jun 19th, '09, 14:01

Im curious if any of you have tried the Puttabong 2nd F from Tea Emporium? I am making final tea orders for awhile tomorrow (have so much to try ahaha).
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Postby kymidwife » Jun 19th, '09, 14:45

I have some but haven't opened it yet! Still working on a few others.

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Postby sriracha » Jun 19th, '09, 15:38

Chip wrote:30 FF samples


:shock:

I have 3 sample packets of various teas, period. And that stresses me out!


Prolly a good thing I'm not overly into Darjeelings... ^^
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Re: 2009 2nd Flush Darjeelings

Postby xmfi » Jul 24th, '09, 21:57

I placed an order with Tea Emporium just as the bandh began. So, of course, I didn't expect to get the teas for quite some time (and was fine with that; obviously the situation is out of anyone's control!). I came home today to a Fed Ex envelope with my order in it!

I haven't even had time to try any of the tea yet (though it smells incredible) but wanted to highly recommend Tea Emporium based on their service alone. Sending a small order via Fed Ex from India to the U.S.-- particularly in a politically volatile period-- is going way, way above and beyond.

(Really, that's such good service that I'm kind of embarrassed.)

Highly recommended!
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