Darjeeling The Second Flush

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Nutty, Wood
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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “Darjeeling Second Flush, I hardly knew ye. Drank the last of this today in my to go mug. It's still pretty tasty but I miss my malt monster black tea. Thankfully my friend *Becky* and I are tea...” Read full tasting note
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    hammaryn 148 tasting notes
  • “*History Laced* swapped this with me ages ago, for Christmas, but I'm only getting to it now. I'm so slow with trying tea samples and getting back to people; I need to work on that. Cavocorax sent...” Read full tasting note
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    CrowKettle 508 tasting notes
  • “I've had this in my cupboard for a while as I had some bad experiences with darjeelings that put me off of trying this. Turns out? Tis one isn't so bad. I'm not sure if its the fact that its...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5389 tasting notes
  • “I received this as a sample from *Sil*. Thank you. Happy to have the opportunity to try more black teas, but this really just confirms that darjeelings are not for me. This wasn't as bad as...” Read full tasting note
    Dexter 752 tasting notes

From Lupicia

A blend of summer-plucked Darjeeling tea. Often referred to as “Champagne of teas”.

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12 Tasting Notes

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Darjeeling Second Flush, I hardly knew ye. Drank the last of this today in my to go mug. It’s still pretty tasty but I miss my malt monster black tea. Thankfully my friend Becky and I are tea swapping and she’s sending me nearly a pound of Malachi McCormick! Am I lucky or what?

Some news for my Steepster pals: my hearing test resulted in good news and bad news. The good news is that while I do have some hearing loss, the audiologist said it’s not too severe and she did not think that I need a hearing aid at this time. The bad news is she does think I have some nerve damage inside my ear, and said I should see an ENT as soon as I can afford it.

In other news, I am now an official member of the Letter Writers Alliance! If you would like some snail mail, feel free to send me a message with your address. :) One caveat is that I am a pretty busy person, and it may take me awhile to get something cool out in the mail to you.

Sil

letter writers alliance??

ashmanra

I have the book Good Mail Day and I love it! Have you seen it?

Claire

Sil – you can check out their website here – http://16sparrows.typepad.com/letterwritersalliance/

ashmanra – I have it on request from interlibrary loan, so it should get to my library within the week. :)

Sil

Ty ill check it out :)

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508 tasting notes

History Laced swapped this with me ages ago, for Christmas, but I’m only getting to it now. I’m so slow with trying tea samples and getting back to people; I need to work on that. Cavocorax sent me a whole slew of Darjeeling samples and I have yet to try any of them. Soon.

I dumped a small spoonful of this in my David’s Tea perfect mug and left it in boiling water for four minutes- it was rather fine. A little hay-ish, a little nippy, and kind of sweet, like honey. Maybe some fruity jam too. I’m pretty happy with this cup, a lot more than I thought I’d be.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

I am enjoying rediscovering Darjeeling myself!

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5389 tasting notes

I’ve had this in my cupboard for a while as I had some bad experiences with darjeelings that put me off of trying this. Turns out? Tis one isn’t so bad. I’m not sure if its the fact that its second flush but its got a toasty feeling to it, though it does leave a dryness in my mouth that I’m not a huge fan of. Still though, I really should drink this mor often as its pretty good :)

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752 tasting notes

I received this as a sample from Sil. Thank you.

Happy to have the opportunity to try more black teas, but this really just confirms that darjeelings are not for me. This wasn’t as bad as others I’ve tried, but it was still a bit bitter and astringent to my tastes. I think I’m just going to cross darjeelings off the list and keep exploring blacks in another direction. Thanks Sil for the the sample.

Sil

Least you got to try it. I’m starting to figure out whichdarjeelings I’m ok with and which I’m not, but 99% of the time I’m finding they’re not for me since I usually want them to be a bit more “black”

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70 tasting notes

Dry leaf: roasty & mineral with a hint of anise

Brewed: Roasted orange squash x1000

Good roasted sweet flavors. I love that in a nekkid tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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318 tasting notes

The dry leaves have a rich, intense aroma that reminds me of dark chocolate. The liquor sort of resembles dark chocolate too (though this may be due to the fact that I have oversteeped it for about 30 seconds), it is bittersweet and slightly smoky. Not really like a Darjeeling to me!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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550 tasting notes

It has a very pleasant aroma akin to Twining’s English Breakfast or Lupicia’s Afternoon Tea. But it tastes very plain for a black tea. It’s not strong at all.

I drank it straight, and I have the feeling that if I add milk or sugar, it would probably completely mask the taste of the tea.

This is a light, subtle black tea. I almost feel like I’m drinking a green or oolong tea because it’s so light. Maybe I watered it down too much (I tend to do that sometimes).

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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18 tasting notes

Before Steeping:
Color- Black Tea
Scent- Rich Full Body black Tea

After Steeping:
Color- Honey/Amber
Scent-Honey and Black Tea

Taste:
Nude- Rich black tea, with a slight taste honey
With Sugar- Honey like very tea

*could be a bit stronger, to add a little more tea into the pot, otherwise, one of my favorite black teas

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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42 tasting notes

This was nice in that it had a beautifully light floral aroma, paired with a woody and slightly nutty undertone (like dark chocolate).
The tea is drying to the palette even with the addition of milk to mitigate, but it’s lovely all the same.

Flavors: Floral, Nutty, Wood

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3074 tasting notes

I don’t mind a cup of darjeeling once in awhile, but they just don’t knock my socks off. I do prefer 2nd flush to 1st, and this isn’t a bad little cup of tea, a little floral, a little woody. Not particularly exciting, but it is another *Sil*pdown! ;)
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Sil

hahahaha silpdown

Terri HarpLady

I thought you’d like that! :)

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