My favorite type overall has to be oolong, because I love them all, dark roasted Ti Kuan Yin, fruity and earthy WuYi, floral and sunny low oxidized Ali Shans, and wonderfully varied Dan Congs.
Puerhs would be next, smoky earthy sweet, calming and grounding.
Ballandchain wrote:I've tried green tea from Adagio, SpecialTeas, and Den's. I still consider it just okay, I can't seem to really like it.
I had a lot of trouble with green tea at first, but have finally started to figure it out, and now a couple of green teas are among my favorites--a gorgeous Yunnan Mao Feng from norbutea.com has most recently captured my palate.
Black teas are another troublesome area: Yunnan gold black teas and imperial dian hong are wonderful, but keemun is iffy, and although they smell fabulous, I can't handle the assams, whether from lipton or a single estate first flush. The bitterness overwhelms the rest on those.
And while I used to drink a lot of green tea with jasmine, I've cut way back as I've found satisfying flavors in other teas. Similarly, while the silver needle white tea is still very nice, as I've gotten more skill with green teas, I find the silver needle is getting neglected in the back of the cupboard.