Darjeeling 2nd flush.


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Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jun 24th, '11, 13:47

Online vendors have started selling darjeeling 2nd flush. I bought the sampler pack from thunderbolt yesterday, containing 11 teas. Can't wait :D

Have you guys started ordering (or even tried any), and what do you think of this year?
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby dzh » Jun 24th, '11, 17:33

I am looking forward to your review. when will you get the tea?
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jun 24th, '11, 18:13

Last time I ordered from them it took about two weeks :) hope it's a bit faster this time.
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 1st, '11, 10:51

Just tried my 1st cup this morning. in fact, drinking it now. A very good tea. This is my 1st Darjeeling and pleasantly surprised at the distinct look and flavor. :D
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jul 1st, '11, 12:03

Olmanrivah wrote:Just tried my 1st cup this morning. in fact, drinking it now. A very good tea. This is my 1st Darjeeling and pleasantly surprised at the distinct look and flavor. :D

Where did you buy it? :)
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby dzh » Jul 2nd, '11, 09:20

we are all eager to hear your review, cup by cup. don't forget to mention which tea is it. enjoy
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jul 8th, '11, 04:36

I have recived the package now :D going to write some taste notes when I have tried more of them.
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jul 10th, '11, 17:36

Here is my notes on a few of them. I takes time to go through :D I will post more in a few days.

Singbulli Muscatel:

Well balanced and full. Musky taste. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Giddapahar Musk:
Light and juicy. Fruity and musky. Reminded me a bit about a North Tukvar 1st flush. Almost no astringency, very mellow. Herby aftertaste. I like this tea.

Arya Emerald:
First experience with a darjeeling green tea. Fresh, more like a 1st flush but without the nuttiness. A green vegetal taste with a "darjeeling" hint. Some fruit notes, like lime. Second steep is better than the first. Great long aftertaste. Holds for at least three steeps (did not try a fourth).

Singbulli Jade Delight:
Beautiful big whole leafs.

Fruity and full. Cacao, honey, grape, tobacco. Fills the whole mouth with its taste, almost exploding. I find it hard to describe this tea, very complex. Love this one, great character.
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby siae » Jul 19th, '11, 22:58

Arya Tippy Musk:
Dry and woody, not my favorite.

Singbulli Muscatel Delight:

Similar to the Jade Delight but lighter and maybe even fruitier, also more flower notes. Lives up to its name. I think I prefer the Jade Delight but it's really hard when comparing such excellent teas.

Castleton Moonlight:

I think this is the lightest of the bunch, more like something in-between 1st and 2nd flush. Really smooth. Sweet, fruity and a bit spicy.

Risheehat golden musk:


Also a very light tea. Flowery taste, hint of camphor/mint with a cooling effect. Very refreshing but a bit on the thin side for me.

edit: adjusted the brewing parameters and it was just great! Still very light but it was not thin at all. More musky flavors and some spicyness.

Castleton muscatel:


One of my favorites. Great muscatel taste without being overpowering. I find notes of warm milk, wheat biscuit and some sort of planty aftertaste. Very slight astringency.

Arya Ruby:


Cacao, dried fruit, hazelnut with a mild woody note in the end. Really full and delicious, reminds me about hot chocolate milk.
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby habeeb » Sep 8th, '11, 22:49

enjoyed the best:

-arya ruby
-castleton moonlight



everyone stock up for winter
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Re: Darjeeling 2nd flush.

Postby SlientSipper » Sep 9th, '11, 00:50

I'm reaching for second flush Darjeeling tomorrow.
I'll tell you about it soon.
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