Nov 29th, '07, 16:30
Joined: Jun 8th, '07, 13:00
Location: 3161 A.D.
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.
Nov 29th, '07, 16:33
Joined: Aug 21st, '07, 15:53
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.
Nov 29th, '07, 17:01
Joined: Jan 28th, '07, 02:24
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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.
Nov 30th, '07, 01:40
Joined: Apr 9th, '07, 15:31
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.
Nov 30th, '07, 01:57
Joined: Jul 22nd, '05, 16:48
For first flush Darjeeling, I do 3 grams per 7-8 ounces for 2:30 at around 180-190F. Simply delicious!