2010 Makaibari 1st Flush

 Apr 08, 2010 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Finally, Makaibari First Flush samples were delivered today via Fed Ex.  We all breathed a sigh of relief.  Similar to last year, the spring showers were again delayed this year and the harvest was nowhere to be seen.  But thankfully, the 2010 season has finally begun and I eagerly cupped the teas and they were everything I had hoped they would be - floral with a slight astringency with a soft pine note.   Four lots were included - DJ 3, 5, 6 & 7.  This translates to the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th lots manufactured this year.  The pictures show you the actually cupping procedure - the cup balanced on the bowl with the leaf still in it, the infused leaf on the upturned lid and actual tea of each lot, and one of just the infused leaf to show you the distinct green hue that is the hallmark of a good Darjeeling first flush.   I should be air-freighting a few lots within a few weeks.

There is so much to learn about tea! Everytime I think I know alot, you show me something else (cupping) and I realize I know very little! It is a very interesting process.
I dont know if you have my email address but I had to change it because of a hacker. In case you have it, jockmom1@verizon.net, please change it to dmcauley922@gmail.com
I would like to change my user name too….. is it just easier to re register?

Posted by Diane on Sep 16, 2015 02:28 PM

Hi Diane – yes, we cup (taste) all samples as they come in and then select and purchase the ones we like. No problem with the e-mail. We will change it for the newsletter. When I reply, it goes to the address you wrote from so you may have to re-register or log in with the new name.

Posted by Anupa on Sep 16, 2015 02:28 PM

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