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

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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

Postby jayinhk » Dec 15th, '16, 21:07

ethan wrote:Dian Hong from Tea-Village, Pattaya, Thailand: I opened a 75-gram pouch of this because of John B.'s recent post on some highly oxidized oolong. He said that as far as taste went, the tea that he was drinking could have been leaves from assamica or sinensis. I remembered thinking about the dian hong that way.

Anyway, the gold, soft leaves produce a sweet & fairly complex drink that I believe I was correct in praising months ago. It does have the maltiness of assam black but offers a lot more. I remember getting similar tea from Yunnan Sourcing a few years back & being thrilled. Then I did not know other black tea could be better.

The black TGY from Taiwan (which I have been drinking almost everyday lately) outshines the dian hong, especially when drinking a lot. Although not very complex, nor a tea that changes much from infusion to infusion, the black TGY is one for large quantity & pleasure. That is fortunate today because the wind is blowing hard & the temperature is below freezing; so the old building I stay in has a very cold floor & drafts. After 3 good rounds of the dian hong, I'll return to the black TGY for pleasure & warmth.


A blend of the two might be interesting!

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

Postby ethan » Dec 25th, '16, 04:48

Drinking 3 infusions of Ruby 18 teabag stacked together in my water bottle. Seems to be the best use of these teabags. Not quite as good as loose-leaf nor the organic Ruby teabag but tasty economical drinking.

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

Postby onjinone » Jan 7th, '17, 17:22

A few different lapsang souchongs. I have a lot of fun comparing the smoked and unsmoked versions.

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

Postby ethan » Jan 9th, '17, 19:31

Enjoying 2nd small cup of Himalayan Orange (HOR) from Jun Chiyabari, Nepal. Was having problems enjoying this tea for several months, after liking it daily for 2 years or so. Maybe because I gave up coffee a year ago; so, 2 big cups of this a day was too strong & too much of it. After a break back to liking it, but not daily & not so many ounces.

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