"DJ" and "EX" numbers

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"DJ" and "EX" numbers

Postby scruffmcgruff » Jan 13th, '07, 20:51

Darjeelings are often described, along with their estate and grade, by "DJ ###" or "EX ###" numbers. I'm guessing these numbers correspond with some sort of date, but I'm really not sure. Does anybody know what they stand for and/or how to interpret them? Thanks!

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Postby Chip » Jan 13th, '07, 21:25

These could refer simply to LOT #'s. Most Darjeeling is sold in multitudes of lots...the lot # is usually stamped onto the large wooden crates. This is how they track the tea's origin, harvest info, etc of the tea.

Expiration dates are American designations required by the FDA on packaged tea products...so unless it is on a box of tea bought at the grocery store or a vendor who also complies with this obscure regulation...my bet is that it is a lot #...unless an importer is attempting to comply with the regulation.

I know Upton applies these lot #'s at times.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Jan 13th, '07, 23:25

That actually makes a lot of sense now that you mention it. Thanks!

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Postby Chip » Jan 13th, '07, 23:41

scruffmcgruff wrote:That actually makes a lot of sense now that you mention it. Thanks!


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