- posted 12 years ago
Whenever I give my 1st flush DJ's like Makaibari's to my family or guests (who are expecting something really really out of this world, given the cost and trouble I go through to get these.. vs buying Green Label at the local Indian store).. they remark that the tea feels "weak" and has no "liquor" (or color), even though they like the flavor.
So, given that the teas that produce stronger color have finer leaf (like CTC), what if I crush (but not powder) my DJ's? Will that produce a better blend of falvor AND color? Probably, as I notice that the more fine leaves at the bottom of the packets if the 1st flush DJ's also produces a few brews of more color and body.
[Yeah, I can hear people say .. Why don't you try and find out? But I wanted to see why others haven't though of doing this before].