Darjeeling Steeping Parameters


Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Darjeeling Steeping Parameters

Postby Wesli » Nov 29th, '07, 17:30

Anybody want to throw some wisdom my way?

Leaf/temp/time? First flush vs second flush parameters? Solubility rules?

Just ordered my first Darjeeling(#22 from Adagio), and I have to say, it's reminding me extremely of more oxidized Taiwanese leaf.
User avatar
Wesli
 
Posts: 1611
Joined: Jun 8th, '0
Location: 3161 A.D.

Postby CynTEAa » Nov 29th, '07, 17:33

Hi!

Second flushes are usually good at around 3 minutes, 4 at the most or they can get too sharp. For first flushes, I don't like to go longer than 3.

Hope this helps. :D
User avatar
CynTEAa
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Aug 21st, '
Location: Connecticut

Postby Space Samurai » Nov 29th, '07, 18:01

I do 3 grams/4 minutes/boiling water. For first flush, I'd let the water cool just a bit and steep for 3 minutes.
User avatar
Space Samurai
 
Posts: 1634
Joined: Jan 28th, '
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Postby tomasini » Nov 30th, '07, 02:40

2nd flush Darjeeling at boiling water, 3 minutes...

You can do no wrong with this...it gets me goin every morning...first thing my body consumes.
User avatar
tomasini
 
Posts: 365
Joined: Apr 9th, '0
Location: Texas

Postby bambooforest » Nov 30th, '07, 02:57

For first flush Darjeeling, I do 3 grams per 7-8 ounces for 2:30 at around 180-190F. Simply delicious!
User avatar
bambooforest
 
Posts: 401
Joined: Jul 22nd, '
Location: Uji Japan is in my heart


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation