What are good starter black teas


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What are good starter black teas

Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 15:15

Hi :D

For most of my life I believed that black tea was nasty (I had only been exposed to tea bags--yuck). Since I've started using loose tea, I've found it is wonderful. As of right now, I've only tried the flavored black teas (which I love). I would really like to try some good black teas without added flavoring, and just don't know where too begin. Can anyone make some suggestions?

Thanks and best wishes,
Stephenie

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 15:16

Stephenie--

In Zen Buddhism, there is a phrase called "satori." That is what they refer to as sudden enlightenment. Glad to hear you've experienced this with the acknowledgement that good tea really does taste great!

Anyway, my best suggestion would be the black starter set. We specifically chose these for beginners so help their tastebuds easily adapt to the taste of black tea. It comes with 4 samples of these teas as well as the amazing 16 oz ingenuiTEA teapot. Here is the link:

http://www.adagio.com/misc/no_risk.html

Enjoy,

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 15:16

here are my tea prefs:

morning: irish breakfast blend or straight assams with a splash of milk

afternoon: a leafy darjeeling

night is ALL about rooibos. i look forward to trying some of the blends from adagio.

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Postby teaspoon » Jul 9th, '05, 15:04

Stephanie,

I second John's tea picks, especially the Darjeeling. Keep in mind too that there are different types of Darjeeling; a first flush will be more delicate than an Autumnal. I don't know if you have problems with caffeine, but if you do be careful about breakfast teas. Irish has the most caffeine, followed by Scottish, with English having the least of the three.

Another black you might want to try is Ceylon. Ceylon teas are often used as the base of a lot of blends and flavored teas.

Good luck, and enjoy your tea!
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