Darjeeling Steeping Parameters

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Darjeeling Steeping Parameters

by Wesli » Nov 29th, '07, 16:30

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.

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by CynTEAa » Nov 29th, '07, 16:33


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

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by Space Samurai » Nov 29th, '07, 17:01

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.

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by tomasini » Nov 30th, '07, 01:40

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.

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by bambooforest » Nov 30th, '07, 01:57

For first flush Darjeeling, I do 3 grams per 7-8 ounces for 2:30 at around 180-190F. Simply delicious!

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