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    Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA [closed]

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    ...and Now for Something Completely Different...

    One of our coffee suppliers also imports some of the worlds best teas and as a special order we have one up on poll.

    This is the very highest grade of Indian tea: SFTGFOP1
    (Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - grade 1 )


    Indian Darjeeling
    Tukvar Tea Estate (Puttabong)
    SFTGFOP1


    Described as the "champagne of teas" Im looking forward to giving this one a try and I guess 1kg is about 12 months supply for me. *

    These are 21kg bags and we will only order full bags.

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    • 3kg Postpack $8.10
    • 3kg Express Postpack $9.50
    • 5kg Fastway Courier $8.80 *(++ to available areas)
    • For larger shipping amounts please contact us.

    Polls will close next week and you will be sent an invoice for the total amount bid. *Prompt payment to our bank account ensures everyone gets their coffee faster.
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    ++ Check the Fastway locator for availability to your area. *Select Geelong as the "local", put your postcode and 5kg as the weight. *If you see the satchel option then you can use the Fastway courier service. You will need to supply a business hours address to ensure someone is there to accept the delivery. http://tinyurl.com/apl9f
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    Disclaimer: prospective purchasers of this or any other tea listed on CoffeeSnobs should understand that you are purchasing shares in bags of tea that may contain materials other than tea leaves. *Those shares include everything in the bags and may include items you may prefer not to come in contact with your tea making equipment. It is a buyers responsibility to identify the material other than tea and to decide how it should be treated.

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    Here is a website that has some information on darjeeling tea.
    http://darjeelingnews.net/darjeeling_tea.html

    And just incase you thought this tea is expensive here are some comparative pricings.

    25 dilmah tea bags is $1.57 (http://www.greengrocer.com.au/dept.asp?dept_id=22&xregion_id=2)
    1.57 * 20 = $31.40! WOW

    or a 200gm pack $5 = 5*5 = $25

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    Cheaper than Dilmah.... cool!

    Last night I noticed Twinings Darjeeling in the supermarket, a 10 packet of tea bags for $1.80 (25gm total) which works out to $72/kg and although it is from the same region it wont be anywhere near the grade of this one.

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1119794159/0#2 date=1119840106
    Cheaper than Dilmah.... cool!

    Last night I noticed Twinings Darjeeling in the supermarket, a 10 packet of tea bags for $1.80 (25gm total) which works out to $72/kg and although it is from the same region it wont be anywhere near the grade of this one.
    I found a US site offering the next grade down of this at $US60 a pound (see http://www.holymtn.com/tea/blacktea.htm)

    and I dont understand german but I get what 500g for 44.60 euros means (http://tinyurl.com/crdkc)

    Whichever language you look at it - its a damn good price.

    One question though - do we know what year and which harvest this is? (ie. 2004/2005 first flush/second flush)

    thanks
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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    I found a US site offering the next grade down of this at $US60 a pound (see http://www.holymtn.com/tea/blacktea.htm)

    and I dont understand german but I get what 500g for 44.60 euros means (http://tinyurl.com/crdkc)
    Sure, I found a few sites around the world that were talking about the SFTGFOP1 grades and how expensive they are and hard to find.... I guess they should be CoffeeSnobs cause its easy!

    One question though - do we know what year and which harvest this is? (ie. 2004/2005 first flush/second flush)
    Hmmm.... I didnt know to ask the question ;D
    ...but I will and get back to you!


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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    I checked out t2 and they have this quality of darjeeling for (not puttabong estate though).....

    100gms $48 or 250 gms for $100 ---YIKES!

    but it smelt fantastic! there other darjeelings smelt like they had all the flavour stripped out in comparison.

    I tried the Sikhim temi SFTGFOP (from the area next to darjeeling but it doesnt have the same name and not supposed to be as good) and it is 100gms for $10 and it is REALLY REALLY GOOD, floral, bright and sweet. So I am really looking forward to tasting this darjeeling!

    I also heard a really bad tea joke (but I think it lets you know how this tea compares to the usual tea bag grades):

    What does TGFOP stand for?

    To good for ordinary people


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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    (looks like they found it with out the T-guru....)

    The Year is 2004...
    and it is 2nd flush.

    does that help? ;D

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA $29/kg*

    This is a fantastic idea. We are looking forward to getting our hands on it.

    Andy all ya have to do now is out up a poll for Scones. ;)

    Cheers
    Rich

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA [closed]

    Yeah.. scones could work.

    It would be great to source some REAL milk (err and cream for those scones) pity it would be so hard to freight.

    The tea poll is now closed
    ...and will get invoiced later this week.

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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA [closed]

    If you havnt bought from us in the last few polls or have changed details can you please provide the following for the invoicing:


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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA [closed]


    Invoices will be done Thursday night.


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    Re: Indian Darjeeling Tukvar Estate TEA [closed]

    Doh ::) I just missed :-/
    This stuff sounded good.
    Next time we meet someone will have to make me a nice cuppa cha ;D
    Cheers...
    Bruce...



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