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    I would love to see another premium off from Darjeeling. The last (and only) offer was a real beauty; fine and fragrant and very refreshing. I would certainly buy a kilo or three!

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    We are looking for a Christmas Tea (nearly a tradition now) so Ill keep that in mind when I speak with the importers.

    I liked that one too.


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    I didnt get any of the last Darj, but if it was offered again, Id def grab some.

    Would it be possible to offer it in smaller lots, like a few hundred grams? A Melbourne group buy would solve that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice link=1161518979/0#2 date=1161536632
    I didnt get any of the last Darj, but if it was offered again, Id def grab some.

    Would it be possible to offer it in smaller lots, like a few hundred grams? A Melbourne group buy would solve that problem.
    Youve gotta remember that its not like Andy can buy just 5kg. I think that Darjeeling comes in ~20kg bags wholesale, so weve gotta account for at least one of those ....

    ... that said, Id pick up a kg and split it up into smaller packs for xmas presents, and Im sure that Im not the only one ...

    Cheers,

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    Re: Tea- Darjeeling

    If you want pre-committments, Ill buy a Kilo of Darjeeling! (maybe even two - depending on price)

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    Id also put my hand up for 2kg of Darj if it was anywhere near as good as the last one.

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    Youve gotta remember that its not like Andy can buy just 5kg. I think that Darjeeling comes in ~20kg bags wholesale, so weve gotta account for at least one of those ....
    Too true, and we dont really have that many tea drinkers here. The last gunpowder tea was a 30kg minimum which is a hell of a lot of 50g/100g lots.

    split it up into smaller packs for xmas presents
    which is exactly where my kilo will go too.

    The highest grade of Darjeeling that we can get is a First Flush SFTGFOP1 (Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1st grade)

    After freight and packing we should be able to offer it at $30/kg

    T2 sell the same grade at $38 for a 100g tin ($380/kg but you get tins!).

    The punchline is we can offer it in smaller lots too, $30 for 100g or $30 for 1 kilo just select which size you would like when ordering.

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    giggled like a schoolgirl - naaaa I reckon I can dispose of at least a kilo as Christmas pressies - great idea too! Ill put my photoshop skills to work and do labels for it. Ive already done some for coffee pressies Ive given to a few friends.

    I imagine a kilo is a good sized bag given how much tea is in a 50g box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1161518979/0#6 date=1161565457
    T2 sell the same grade at $38 for a 100g tin ($380/kg but you get tins!).
    What sort of tins?
    Theyd want to be pretty impressive.

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    Ill put my photoshop skills to work and do labels for it
    hmmm... sounds like a good topic for a new thread in the Art Gallery.
    "Labels I have produced"
    I would like to see how creative some of you guys are.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?board=gallery


    Impressive tins?

    Ill let you decide if square milo tins are worth $35 ea...




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    Hmmmmm, interesting. ::)

    Have always wanted to be a TeaSnob too ...... but one can only be just so snobbish cannot one. Also being a BeerSnob and wanna be ChocolateSnob.

    Incidentally how long do these teas keep? As long as the average green bean?


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    Ill certainly be up for a kilo of a good tea.
    I didnt think I was much of a tea person, and Im not, but the kilo I bought several polls back has almost vanished. Another [s]addiction[/s] hobby to add to the list, I suppose.

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    Yes,

    Id buy 2 kilos if you get hold of some Andy..

    Cheers,

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    Incidentally how long do these teas keep?
    I think the correct answer is: “directly proportional to how much of a TeaSnob you actually are”
    :)

    Heck, I have seen roasted coffee with a 3 year use-by date so its entirely a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof).

    Ive had green teas that were 12 months old and as long as they were in an air tight container they were still fragrant and drinkable although I could tell it had lost some of the initial zing.

    Retail tea can be years old before sale which is why wholesale tea from a known shipment is a far better way to buy.

    Dry, dark, airtight – will give the longest shelf life.

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    I looks like there is enough interest so Ill start the ball rolling on a pointy-end tea for next month.
    (BYO tin)

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    The whole tin thing has given me pause for thought - so my Christmas tea will be packed in a mini-billy and labelled appropriately.

    Solver paint stores sell new shiny paint tins in three sizes (with lids) for a couple of dollars each and I reckon with a nice airtight inner wrapping for the tea they might suit for the outer packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1161518979/0#14 date=1161589080
    The whole tin thing has given me pause for thought - so my Christmas tea will be packed in a mini-billy and labelled appropriately.

    Solver paint stores sell new shiny paint tins in three sizes (with lids) for a couple of dollars each and I reckon with a nice airtight inner wrapping for the tea they might suit for the outer packaging.
    The Tea Tin with Bling! 8-) :o ;D


    Java "What will he Bling up next?!?" phile

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    Well Bling is my penultimate name.

    I guess I just took a shine to it.

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    Belinda,
    Dont start me on the relative merits of the ROBUR tea pot..... :-[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Presso link=1161518979/15#17 date=1161608852
    Belinda,
    Dont start me on the relative merits of the ROBUR tea pot..... :-[

    Please, do tell :-? You know you want to :-)


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    I spent a year in Hobart a while back, the are BIG tea drinkers down there.
    I foraged through the auctions for "Campbell" salt glazed pottery and came apon a beaut looking teapot that reminded me of my Grandma.
    The infuser is removable, the handle is ergonomically designed and insulated, they were available by saving "vouchers" that came with the brand of tea.
    I took to collecting the range(hot water jugs, sugar bowls etc), it got to the point where my SO demanded I demonstrate the desirability of these icons by listing a couple on a auction site.
    Huge sums of money changed hands, life long friends were made and the rest as they say....
    Well not quite, I still have one two cup ROBUR, One four cup and a huge six cup ROBUR just for posterity.
    I was able to have the auctioned ones re silvered with 20 microns of electro plate right in the heart of Hobart making them look brand new.
    Until you have supped your Lap Sang from a Spode "Italian" series breakfast cup, poured from a gleaming ROBUR, on the deck over looking the River early on a spring morning in Battery Point, you will never know the joy of tea drinking.

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    Mm-mm,

    Id definitely throw my hat in the ring for another Kilo of Darjeeling Andy.... The last batch was superb and Im not even a TeaSnob ;D

    As for keeping tea long term.... The most oft recommended method that I have read about is that you store the amount you want to keep in an airtight, light-tight container and then whack into a freezer that is capable of getting down to at least -20 C. Thereafter, you just remove a small quantity for weekly use into an equally airtight, light-tight smaller container and put this one into the fridge. Ive been doing it this way for a fair while now and have not noticed any deterioration in the quality of the resulting brews, so seems to work.

    This method is of course, not recommended for the storage of coffee in any of its various stages of preparation. Just thought I better throw that one in there ;)

    Mal.

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    I would commit to a kilo of Tea also Andy as long as it would be before Christmas. So we can give Coffee and Tea bundles for Christmas and still have plenty of both for home.

    Brett

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    Mrs Grendel is already designing my gift tins for me. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Presso link=1161518979/15#19 date=1161611463
    I spent a year in Hobart a while back, the are BIG tea drinkers down there.
    I foraged through the auctions for "Campbell" salt glazed pottery and came apon a beaut looking teapot that reminded me of my Grandma.
    The infuser is removable, the handle is ergonomically designed and insulated, they were available by saving "vouchers" that came with the brand of tea.
    I took to collecting the range(hot water jugs, sugar bowls etc), it got to the point where my SO demanded I demonstrate the desirability of these icons by listing a couple on a auction site.
    Huge sums of money changed hands, life long friends were made and the rest as they say....
    Well not quite, I still have one two cup ROBUR, One four cup and a huge six cup ROBUR just for posterity.
    I was able to have the auctioned ones re silvered with 20 microns of electro plate right in the heart of Hobart making them look brand new.
    Until you have supped your Lap Sang from a Spode "Italian" series breakfast cup, poured from a gleaming ROBUR, on the deck over looking the River early on a spring morning in Battery Point, you will never know the joy of tea drinking.
    Pictures please Presso.

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    It will take me a few days to track them down(when we moved back I backed everything up but you know how it is, they are all on disc with no attribution :-[, Ill post them here when I have them at hand.

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    I am a tea snob and at $30 a kg would be interested in 500g, may even stretch the xmas budget to a kg to give awawy as xmas presents.

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    Could we include this again on a future poll? I fully intended to order some but was not quick enough off the mark.

    Cheers,

    Louis

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    ooh ooh, id go for 1kg of this tea ::)

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    Hi folks,

    Im eager to try some of the Darjeeling offered in the last poll. If anyone would like to sell or swap (for coffee beans) 200g of this tea, please PM me.

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    Mrs Grendel cant get enough of this one either!

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    I let my cup of tea go cold today (I was cooking) and it still tasted superb.

    One question though. What is the best way to store it. Can someone point me in the best direction for storage bags etc as I looked on coffee parts and wasnt really sure of what to look for.

    Much appreciated.

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    I think the solver gussett bags they have at coffee parts would serve pretty well. My storage criteria is usually:

    - it must not add its own flavour to the coffee/tea
    - It must keep the air out
    - it must keep it dark
    - give you at least a good seal that is easy to use when you
    are putting stuff in and out a bit

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    Hi guys,

    To save repeating myself, heres a link to info re storing tea :)

    Mal.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight

    Well, Ive been using a plunger to infuse this tea, at work.

    And while it does look lovely and orange, and the tea leaves floating about in the orange water do look rather enticing, Ive come to the conclusion that Im definitely no Tea Snob :P

    When Im sipping this tea, trying to look all posh like, Im really only thinking of one thing ........ Id rather be drinking a nice Monsoon Malabar or a Mountain Mist blend [smiley=evil.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=evil.gif]

    Still, itll make some nice Xmas pressies with any luck 8-)

    allemagne dix points


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