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Hello Darjeeling lovers!

Postby afton » Dec 22nd, '08, 08:16

Greetings fellow Darjeeling lovers!

I stumbled upon this forum after I got my first taste of loose leaf
Darjeeling and wowww how can a tea without sugar taste sweet like this??
I didn't know what I missed after years of horrible teabags.

I'm intrigued and googled around, Darjeeling is described to have a
"muscateel" taste. Ah so there are actually varieties of tea!

And Darjeeling itself I found out have many varieties - Poobong,
Goomtee (having one now), Sungma, etc.

I hope I can better enjoy my Darjeelings after joining TeaChat! :)

One question, what's the recommended water temperature and steeping time
for Darjeeling?
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Postby olivierco » Dec 22nd, '08, 09:55

Welcome!

Temperature 85 to 95°C (185 to 200°F).
For steeping time, it depends on the tea. I usually start with 2.5g for 100ml (3oz) 3 min
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Postby kymidwife » Dec 22nd, '08, 10:27

All I knew of Darjeelings before Adagio was teabags, and I had never really experienced the muscatel you mentioned. My first Darjeeling from Adagio was #22 and I thought hmmm, nice, but it didn't floor me. Then I discovered what I call the "greener" darjeelings, which taste much more like an oolong than a black tea. I've found several from Adagio that I love (Spring Darjeeling, Darjeeling #1, and my favorite, Oooh Darjeeling). This led me to also explore other vendors... my favorite so far is Tea Emporium which ships Darjeeling to you directly from India. I'm a green/oolong/first-flush girl all the way!

Welcome to the world of loose leaf teas, and if you enjoy Darjeelings, be sure to try some oolongs too. There is so much to explore in tea.

Welcome to Teachat!

Sarah
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Postby sheila77551 » Dec 22nd, '08, 10:40

Welcome afton,
Enjoy :D
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Postby Victoria » Dec 22nd, '08, 10:59

Welcome!! I love Darjeeling too! While looking around on the black tea forum, check out the Nilgiri thread. Nilgiris are similar to Darjeeling, but often milder. They also have great flavors.

And don't forget to try Oolongs!
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Postby Trey Winston » Dec 22nd, '08, 11:47

Welcome :D
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Postby auggy » Dec 22nd, '08, 12:11

Welcome! You'll find lots of other darjeeling lovers here.

Olivierco, wow, that's a lot of leaf! :shock: I haven't ever tried it that strong before. I tend to do that amount of leaf for 6oz (same steep and temp range).
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Postby AlexG » Dec 22nd, '08, 19:40

I recently bought Darjeeling loose leaf and excited to try it. Never had it.

and

Hello, welcome.
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Postby Chip » Dec 22nd, '08, 21:11

Welcome to TeaChat. Stick around and share what is in your cup on TeaDay!
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Postby edkrueger » Dec 22nd, '08, 22:43

The temperature is 212, just like all blacks and oolongs.
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