What's your favourite black tea?

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Your favourite red?

Assam
0
No votes
Ceylon black
2
7%
Darjeeling
7
26%
Dian hong (all Yunnan varieties)
9
33%
Keemun
6
22%
Lapsang souchong
1
4%
Nilgiri
0
No votes
Other (please specify)
2
7%
 
Total votes: 27

Re: What's your favourite black tea?

Postby bagua7 » Aug 23rd, '10, 01:47

Not impressed with the Pure Gold Yunnan batch I had last Saturday. I enjoyed Keemun a lot more.

Has anyone tried Chinese Congou (Ning Hong Jing Hao & Panyong Congou)?

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Re: What's your favourite black tea?

Postby NOESIS » Aug 23rd, '10, 10:55

mayayo wrote:Not impressed with the Pure Gold Yunnan batch I had last Saturday. I enjoyed Keemun a lot more.

Has anyone tried Chinese Congou (Ning Hong Jing Hao & Panyong Congou)?


Guess those would be Fujian red teas like Golden Monkey and the like. Heavy on the chocolate/malt, and usually with a sweet finish. Also, not quite as smokey as Keemuns. My two faves have been Bai Lin Gong Fu and Tan Yang Gong Fu from Jing Tea Shop.

Nice for a change, but I'd still go with a good Keemun.

http://www.jingteashop.com/cat-jing-tea ... ed-tea.cfm

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Re: What's your favourite black tea?

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '10, 11:15

NOESIS wrote:
mayayo wrote:Not impressed with the Pure Gold Yunnan batch I had last Saturday. I enjoyed Keemun a lot more.

Has anyone tried Chinese Congou (Ning Hong Jing Hao & Panyong Congou)?


Guess those would be Fujian red teas like Golden Monkey and the like. Heavy on the chocolate/malt, and usually with a sweet finish. Also, not quite as smokey as Keemuns. Nice for a change, but I'd still go with a good Keemun.

+1

The lesser Congou is generally pretty uninteresting and is usually made with lower grade leaf. The better ones are pretty good, but I would still choose Keemun over the best Congou more days than not.

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Re: What's your favourite black tea?

Postby britt » Aug 23rd, '10, 13:17

Japan is definitely under-represented here. I vote for Japanese black tea from the Makurazaki production area in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. I've had great black teas from China and Taiwan as well, but this is the one I can't stop drinking once I start.

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Re: What's your favourite black tea?

Postby cindyt » Aug 24th, '10, 16:19

britt wrote:Japan is definitely under-represented here. I vote for Japanese black tea from the Makurazaki production area in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. I've had great black teas from China and Taiwan as well, but this is the one I can't stop drinking once I start.


Britt, I have never tried Japanese black and will have to give it a try. Do you recommend any place for getting Makurazaki black?

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