Seeyok 2nd Flush Darjeeling

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  • “Cross posted to Steepster Another purchased a couple of months before the great office move, tried, and never got around to writing up notes due to a mix of disappointment and lack of time. No...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have limited experience with Darjeelings (I always found them too astringent), but this one made me happy. Fair amount of body, and a complex, flowery, pleasantly astringent taste. It leaves a...” Read full tasting note
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Formally: Seeyok 2nd Flush 2010 [Out of Stock]

Located at the end of the beautiful Mirik Valley in the western part of the Darjeeling tea region, Seeyok did a good job making second flush Darjeeling during a difficult season. It is a fully oxidized tea, thus, a dark liquor.

In comparison to the Singell Second Flush, it is more brisk, with wonderful fruity muscatel flavors that Darjeeling producers try for. As a Fair Trade tea, a portion of the proceeds helps workers with credit, health and home improvement programs.

What is Fair Trade tea? Fair Trade tea is tea that is certified by TransFair USA. Fair Trade empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. By guaranteeing minimum floor prices and social premiums, Fair Trade enables producers to invest in their farms and communities and protect the environment. For more information on Fair Trade, please visit the TransFair USA website.

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Cross posted to Steepster

Another purchased a couple of months before the great office move, tried, and never got around to writing up notes due to a mix of disappointment and lack of time.

No matter how much I desire it to be otherwise, Darjeeling teas just seem to be much harsher than I tend to like. Might do better with add ins, but that just really isn’t my taste.

The first couple of times I tried this, it was really harsh, bitter, and astringent. It was really bad. I’ve tried it a couple times since then and it was still too much.

Today I convinced myself to try it at least one more time so I could actually write some notes. And, for some unknown reason its not as bad as it had been in the past. Don’t know if its maybe age (its been sitting in my drawer for almost a year) or perhaps I changed some steeping parameters that I don’t realize.

Its still astringent, but not so much that I can’t stand to sip on it. I’ll keep it around, try a few more times, and see if my tastes change, but I suspect this is eventually going to become a declutter.

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I have limited experience with Darjeelings (I always found them too astringent), but this one made me happy. Fair amount of body, and a complex, flowery, pleasantly astringent taste. It leaves a crisp, refreshing aftertaste. I usually brewed it 3-4 minutes, but it can take 5 minutes and can be forgiving if you neglect it, if don’t mind the astringency. Recommended.

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