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Postby Proinsias » Jul 18th, '08, 09:49

Yunnan Gold
Qimen/Kemun
and some good Darjeeling are my fav blacks and have been for some time.

Go get 'em.
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Postby Victoria » Jul 18th, '08, 10:41

Congrats!

I second the Yunnan Gold.

You might want to try the Spring Darjeeling
while it's still around, good stuff!
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Postby henley » Jul 18th, '08, 11:01

Suggestions:
Monk's Blend (Organic)-NM Tea Co
Assam Melody-Adagio

Had a small sample of Keemun while at the trade shows & liked it. That's the next one on my list to try. Have fun!
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Postby Riene » Jul 18th, '08, 11:11

Scottish Breakfast
Yunnan Gold
Assam Melody
Oolong #8
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Postby geeber1 » Jul 18th, '08, 11:30

Assam Melody
Ceylon Sonata
(I mix Assam Melody and Ceylon Sonata together for iced tea, kind of a homemade Irish Breakfast mix)
Darjeeling #22
Golden Monkey

I haven't been too thrilled with Chinese black teas, with the exception of Golden Monkey. For some reason the Chinese ones taste more bitter to me than Indian or Ceylon(ese?) teas.
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Postby Rainy » Jul 18th, '08, 20:30

Prince of Wales
Lady Grey
Earl Grey
Russian Caravan
Orange Pekoe
Irish Breakfast
English Breakfast


We have the same taste!- PM me your address and I will send you some of the tea I pick up tomorrow- that way we can compare :D
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Postby joelbct » Jul 18th, '08, 23:10

My favorite Black Tea growing Regions are, in no particular order:

Yunnan (ie Golden Yunnan)
Keemun
Fujian
Assam (Meleng Estate is out of this world)
Ceylon

I am spoiled, I could not drink mediocre black tea anymore, barring extenuating circumstance Image

BTW, tea names like Orange Pekoe are just advertising terms for consumer-grade, mass-marketed tea and don't mean anything in particular in that usage-

But the good news is that higher-end tea is not all that expensive, and readily available if you know where to look! The Adagio offerings are a good start, and SpecialTeas rocks. Good luck!

Black Tea Music Video
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Postby Rainy » Jul 18th, '08, 23:56

The Black Tea Music Video is possibly the
funniest thing have ever seen! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the list joelbct- I will remember to look for
those. I am thinking of getting the following:

An Assam
A Keemun
A Yunnan
Silver Needle
Possibly more- just a small amount of each, enough to try several times.
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Postby Riene » Jul 19th, '08, 08:28

joelbct wrote:
Black Tea Music Video


Tea Rap! Who'd have thought? :lol:
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Postby Victoria » Jul 19th, '08, 10:52

Revolution Teas makes a Scottish Breakfast - in pyramid bags only though.
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Postby omegapd » Jul 19th, '08, 14:16

Tea Drinking Peasant,

New Mexico Tea Company also makes a Scottish Breakfast. Be advised it's not for the weak at heart. :wink: Not a drop of sweetness and very stout. I loved it when I first got it from them, but over time, it just became too much to drink everyday...Theirs makes a typical Irish Breakfast tea taste like water.
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Postby henley » Jul 23rd, '08, 10:07

Tea Drinking Peasant wrote: Don't worry i *love* strong teas...

After trying Adagio's Golden Monkey, I would recommend it highly. It's richer than the Assam Melody that was previously suggested.
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