A white dilemma

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A white dilemma

by Trey Winston » Mar 2nd 08 12:39 pm

So I'm about to run out of Silver Needle, and I am in doubt about what to do. If I order new supplies now, I suspect I will get last year's harvest, but if I can hold out for a few weeks, the '08s might be available.

So, should I just bite the bullet and shell out for a year old Silver Needle, or should I use this time to get better acquainted with green?

Any advice appreciated.

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by Ladytiger » Mar 2nd 08 4:31 pm

You could just buy samples that will last you until the 08 stuff is in.

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by Pentox » Mar 2nd 08 5:22 pm

You probably won't be getting 08 silver needle for quite a while I think. Unless you're ordering directly from china you're probably not getting it airshipped over.

Darjeeling second flush though should be a pretty good bet. There are assorted Tea calendars out there that show when particular regions harvest and ship their tea, so if you're worried about freshness take a look at one of those.

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by Sydney » Mar 2nd 08 5:32 pm

Yeah, I say go ahead and get some to tide you over. It'll be a while before the new stuff is around, right?

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by Wesli » Mar 2nd 08 7:22 pm

Never run out of tea!!!! Order order order order!

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by Trey Winston » Mar 3rd 08 8:28 pm

It seems there'll be a longer wait than I had thought before the '08s are in. So I'm forced to order more '07 stuff. It's a cruel world. ( :lol: )

Thanks for the advice, everyone.

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by Marky » Mar 4th 08 1:12 pm

There is this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Early-Spring-Yunnan ... m153.l1262

It would take about 4 weeks to arrive from China but it's something to consider.

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by hop_goblin » Mar 4th 08 1:48 pm

Yeah, either buy samples to get you by or switch to something until the harvest comes in..It shouldn't be too much longer..