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Facebook tea tasting - good for beginners looking to get into tea!

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Facebook tea tasting - good for beginners looking to get into tea!

Lochan Tea (http://www.lochantea.com/) has an Facebook tea tasting every time a new tea crop comes in - which is 4 to 5 times a year. They are based out in Darjeeling, India (yep Darjeeling tea is named after the region) so they ship out teas directly from the source!

If you don't know what Darjeeling tea is or would like to find out more, check out this link from teamuse.com - http://www.teamuse.com/article_030401.html. The article relates a brief history of Darjeeling tea, and what makes it so special.

What's the price and what do you get? The price is $30 US for 10 oz. of 10 different second flush teas (1 oz each type). I've been taking part in the tastings for the past 6 months. I can tell you that:
  • the teas are always first rate - typically STGFOP or similar;
  • the teas are fresh - shipped directly from India via courier;
  • the teas are unique - typically good estate teas of different flushes are hard to find in North America;
  • you will be surprised that there is always something new to discover/discuss;
  • they ship to your door;
  • you won't be running out of tea anytime soon! :D
To get more details, go to Lochan tea's Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lochan ... 878?ref=ts.

BTW. I've only started seriously drinking tea 6 months ago. If you are thinking about trying some teas, this is a good way to do it.
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Interesting. Will bookmark.
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[OP]
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The last day to sign up for this round is June 15th, 2010.
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Got word that nine of the ten different teas would be:

1. Margaret's Hope <- a nice strong Estate tea
2. Giddapahar
3. DOKE silver needles
4. Thurbo
5. Jungpana
6. Okayti (Organic)
7. Hattialli
8. Tingalibam
9. Singlijan

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