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Picture of TD78: Puttabong Estate SFTGFOP1 Cl/Queen 1st Flush (DJ-36)

TD78: Puttabong Estate SFTGFOP1 Cl/Queen 1st Flush (DJ-36) from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 27th, 2012

Darjeeling first Flush Puttabong Estate- When infused, the saddle brown leaves give off a pleasing aroma of fruit and wintergreen. The flavor is rich and balanced with fruit notes that linger in the finish. I will give 74 /100. Almost an Oolong type.

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TDC7: Gopaldhara Estate FTGFOP1 In-between (DJ-35) from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Darjeeling In-Between – Region: Darjeeling, India

50 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

Steeping 5 minutes results in nutty and fruity flavour that is long lasting. The tea leaves are fine rolled with a beautiful golden amber liquor and it is more complete in second cup. The tea is little sweet in between and plane at the back. This tea is medium as compared to other darjeeling FTGFOP1 grade or other spec...

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TD82: Singbulli Estate Darj. SFTGFOP1 (DJ-234) from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

43 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

his clonal, classic, superfine, muscatel tea is an outstanding Darjeeling. I steeped the The Tea for 5 minutes in a temperature of 195 degree celsius. The Tea can be drink without milk. The base color is seems to be like red wine and out rims bright yellow a character of autumn flush, The steeped leaves were coppery wh...

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TD40: Makaibari Estate FTGFOP1S Second Flush (DJ-142) from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

70 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

This seconf flush darjeeling single estate tea from makaibari is known as rajah collection or the collection of lord of darjeeling who is the 4th generation estate owner. this second flush darjeeling makaibari is the true muscatel with fine leaves and in short Muscatel

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Organic Darjeeling Second Flush from Equal Exchange

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

This is indeed a darjeeling second flush but its not muscatel all darjeeling second flush are not Muscatel. Only Makaibari has a house patent of Muscatel flavour. Indeed this tea has all characters of a 2nd flush, but not a muscatel.

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Goomtee Estate, Darjeeling, 2nd Flush, Muscatel from TeaSource

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

Goomtee Second Flush Golden Tip- Review The chocolate-plum notes with notes of almond and lemon. It began as salt on the tip of the tongue, then turned to pure honeyed plums and muscatel on the middle and back, with a dry, astringent finish.

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Organic Makaibari Estate Muscatel Darjeeling from ITO EN

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

Muscatel taste in Tea is only represented by Makaibari Tea Estate, a lot of Tea estates and company have wrong connotation about Muscatel and they claim as their own. Muscatel taste is generated only in Second Flush Darjeeling Tea, all second flush doesnot represent the Muscatel. The word Muscatel in terms of tea is th...

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Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel from Rishi Tea

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 26th, 2012

I infused the Tea for 4/5 minutes and a boil of 195 195˚F the tea has fruity flavours indeed and floral aromas in the second cup .

The Muscatel is a house patent of Makaibari Tea Estate. The true flavour of what we know as Muscatel comes only from Muscatel. The Makaibari TE have a Muscatel because of the soil alti...

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