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by Excelsior
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 392
Views: 96034

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Sorry, didn’t mean to correct you just wanted to clarify. I often refer to Taiwan Oriental Beauty as black, even though it is actually a highly oxidized oolong. YatraTeaCo how well would you say 1st flush Darjeeling age after packaging? Are intentionally aged or fermented Darjeeling a thing? I have...
by Excelsior
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?
Replies: 25
Views: 7906

Re: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?

I have three containers in my refrigerator. Two cold brewed containers of Rooibos, and one FF Darjeeling. The Darjeeling leaves i use is from this thread's original poster Yatra Tea Company. I was taken by surprise how good an FF Darjeeling could taste, even cold brewed.
by Excelsior
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?
Replies: 25
Views: 7906

Re: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?

There are times I wish this was an easy question to answer. Even the same Darjeeling, same estate, same flush, same DJ number, same grade (special finest tippy golden flowery orange pekoe), same retailer, will differ in taste depending on the prevailing climate and weather each year. So I go throug...
by Excelsior
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?
Replies: 25
Views: 7906

Re: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?

There are times I wish this was an easy question to answer. Even the same Darjeeling, same estate, same flush, same DJ number, same grade (special finest tippy golden flowery orange pekoe), same retailer, will differ in taste depending on the prevailing climate and weather each year. So I go through...
by Excelsior
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 392
Views: 96034

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

This is interesting. In what way were they better? I usually prefer Darjeelings picked mid first flush with invoices like DJ40. I’m drinking 2016 Margaret’s Hope DJ40 FTGFOP1 Organic now, and have been drinking this along with 2016 Singbuli DJ30 SFTGFOP1 Organic, for the past two years now since my ...
by Excelsior
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 47
Views: 12673

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

Spring Flush Darjeeling at work.
1st steep, 355ml morning
2nd steep, 355ml afternoon

Another Spring Flush Darjeeling at home
1 steep, 360ml after dinner

Green Rooibos later at night
Cold Brewed, 360ml to 500ml

355+355+360+500=1,570ml per day
by Excelsior
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 392
Views: 96034

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

A rotation of Arya FF2016, Margret’s Hope FF2016, Namring Upper 2016. Currently drinking the Arya at my desk at work. The tea is good having all the flavors of a quality FF Darjeeling, yet when compared to the Namring Upper and Margaret’s Hope (MH being the better), The Arya falls short. This is why...
by Excelsior
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Planning trip to Japan or Taiwan
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: Planning trip to Japan or Taiwan

A tour, dedicated to tea lovers might be a better way to travel. This is off the steepster website and they are in the midst of taking reservations for their 2018 tour to Japan. http://www.littletreetea.com/tours/japan-tea-tour-2018/ Much of the tour takes place in/near Kyoto. Kyoto, along with the ...
by Excelsior
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 943
Views: 178789

Re: Introduce Yourself

How long have you been drinking tea? Living in Japan, as long as I can remember. Started drinking less tea after moving to the US. After graduating from UCLA, moved back to Japan and really got into tea there. All sorts of specialty tea stores and tea salons in Tokyo. That’s where I fell in love wit...