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by tomasini » Sep 9th, '07, 08:40

A darjeeling that tasted more like an Assam? :x

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by CynTEAa » Sep 9th, '07, 09:41

Sounds mislabeled, Tomasini. What does the dry leaf look like? :shock:

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by tomasini » Sep 9th, '07, 20:23

too dark to be Darjeeling...ill take a pic...but ya. or maybe its just not a second flush like im used too :-/

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by CynTEAa » Sep 10th, '07, 11:21

gosh, even an autumnal would not be assam-like. :-/

yes, let's see a pic...curious...

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by tomasini » Sep 10th, '07, 19:01

...i dunno...you'll see it here...
just don't taste right :-/ To strong, to bold of taste...

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by scruffmcgruff » Sep 10th, '07, 19:20

Hmm, that looks a lot like an autumnal flush Darjeeling. I haven't tried that many Assams, but I don't recall ever seeing white-ish colors like one would find in a Darjeeling or a Bai Hao / Oriental Beauty.

I don't really like Autumnal flush Darjeelings-- I just find them to be too boring, not really tasting like anything distinctive. Just my two cents, though.

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by CynTEAa » Sep 11th, '07, 13:40

Scruff is right, it is not an Assam. Looks Autumnal to me as well. A good one should have more smoothness than either the first or second flushes, and primarily fruit notes. Is that what you are tasting? Hope you didn't pay too much for it. :shock:

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by Space Samurai » Sep 11th, '07, 14:52

Yeah looks like autumnal to me, too. Though the only autumnal darjeeling I've had came from Makaibari, and was quite good.

Is it possible that its not actually a darjeeling, but something from Nepal or elsewhere in the region?

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by tomasini » Sep 11th, '07, 15:03

no i didnt pay too much, it was cheap but i needed a fix...and thats what i got

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