What tea would be closest to pre-German Darjeeling?

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What tea would be closest to pre-German Darjeeling?

Postby mbanu » Dec 15th, '10, 21:19

http://guidetotea.blogspot.com/2008/09/ ... lings.html

The Darjeeling flavor loved by the Germans and Japanese (among others :D ) is the result of re-thinking processing in the 1960s. But what did it taste like before? Are any teas similar to pre-German Darjeelings still being made?

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Re: What tea would be closest to pre-German Darjeeling?

Postby Victoria » Dec 16th, '10, 13:06

I would say any 2nd flush Darjeeling that refers to "traditional" would be where to start.

Like the Balasun here ("A vintage style classic Darjeeling"):
http://www.teaemporium.net/2ndFlush_Dar ... a_2010.asp

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Re: What tea would be closest to pre-German Darjeeling?

Postby Tead Off » Dec 17th, '10, 00:02

China bush and non clonal teas.

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