Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?


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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby hopeofdawn » Aug 8th, '14, 00:35

Am currently drinking Baguashan Four Seasons black tea from Taiwanteacrafts at work--it's another 'sweet' black tea, very easy to brew and no harsh edges to offend my palate--plus a wonderfully fruity aroma!
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby daidokorocha » Aug 14th, '14, 16:03

Today I had the Qing Pin Black by a company called Yezi Tea. Quite a nice tea with lots of toasted/roasted flavor that gave it a dark chocolate taste with underlying pear notes. I've bought a few blacks within the last two weeks in order to compensate for my lack of blacks... I think I'll buy a few more in the coming weeks.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Poseidon » Aug 26th, '14, 09:37

Today I'm having some Jun Chyabari HOR black tea from Nepal that i got from ethan. Its not bad. It reminds me of darjeeling without the deep muscatel flavors. Very smooth with a bit of astrengency. :D
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Teaism » Aug 27th, '14, 23:25

A nice round of Dian Hong. Down to my last canister of it and slowly enjoy the sweet, full bodied and wonderful aroma tea. There are still a lot of them in the market but the high grades ones are rare.

Yummy!

Cheers!
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Teaism » Aug 28th, '14, 12:45

Another nice round of black tea. Looks like my fancy is on black tea these few days. A nice aged Qimen. Smooth and comforting.

Cheers! :D
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ethan » Aug 28th, '14, 21:03

Moving into a new apartment w/ my younger sister who is an emotional wreck & has filled it w/ junk from 3 storage units, I've not even unpacked much more than my toothbrush. Boiling water in a tiny pot & otherwise not using ideal teaware, the HOR Jun Chiyabari is still a great start to the day. I am punished if I greatly over-steep but going 30 seconds more or less than the ideal 3 minutes (for my preference) is okay. W/ one meal being ramen noodles w/ an egg dropped in for protein & the next meal an egg w/ plain bread; the complex flavors of the tea are truly appreciated.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Aug 30th, '14, 02:59

Poseidon wrote:Today I'm having some Jun Chyabari HOR black tea from Nepal that i got from ethan. Its not bad. It reminds me of darjeeling without the deep muscatel flavors. Very smooth with a bit of astrengency. :D

HOR is Himalayan Orange?
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ethan » Aug 30th, '14, 11:06

Yes, the HOR is the HImalayan Orange from Jun Chiyabari in Nepal. I bought a huge quantity of what was called "Summer Flush" of 2013. I think it is a second flush. Teadoff, I think it is slightly more astringent than the flush I had with you. I love it, but cut down from from 4 big cups a day to only 2 because my gums actually felt dry when I was consuming a liter a day. Using only 2 grams to prepare 2 infusions, I realize that unless I live to be quite old, I won't use all that I have; so, I sell at 3 ounces for only $16 or $6 for one ounce. Poseidon got a bit w/ some pouches.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Teaism » Sep 11th, '14, 21:50

Had a 1930s Sun Yi Soon Liu Ann tea brewed by a Teamaster in Northern Malaysia. Really generous of him to share the prized treasure. The tea is clean and with mesmerizing aged complexity. This private collector has many ancient tea and has been trading informally for decades. Most of his tea are not for sale now but ready to share with serious tea drinker. It is also very nice to enjoy his humble approach to tea.

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