My foray into black teas


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My foray into black teas

Postby desmoface » May 16th, '07, 21:31

Hey gang, just got my package of goodies from Adagio...I got the white, black, and oolong samplers - as I'm a total newbie to gourmet tea.

Just had my first cup, started with yunnan gold...Didn't smell great in the tin..but, it sure am tasty. My wife even likes it and she's a coffee drinker..

Not sure what I'll try next, I have Assam Harmony, Keemun Encore, and Darjeeling #1 sitting here..All I know is, no more Lipton for me hehe.

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Postby tomasini » May 17th, '07, 01:35

Go with the Darjeeling! It's my favorite Black tea =]
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Postby desmoface » May 17th, '07, 03:22

Hey Tomasini, I'll try that next. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Postby xine » May 17th, '07, 10:09

Hey Steve! Glad to hear you are liking Adagio Teas!!

My favorite black teas are the Earl Grey Bravo, Irish Breakfast, Golden Monkey, and Darjeerling. MMMMMMmmmmmmWEEEE.
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Postby desmoface » May 17th, '07, 11:05

Hi Xine, thanks for the recommendation..I'll put those on the list of "must tries".

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Postby xine » May 17th, '07, 11:09

The assam melody is also good out of your sampler- enjoy!
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Postby desmoface » May 20th, '07, 11:11

Ok, had some Darjeeling #1, and I have to admit, it's the best I've tasted so far. I usually put milk in my tea, but I wanted to see what the tea tasted like, so I made it without milk...It was fantastic.

I haven't found an oolong that I like yet, maybe it's black tea for me. I have some Keemun Encore, Assam Harmony, and yunnan gold that i have try...But so far, the Darjeeling is the best.

Thanks again for the recommendation, Tomasini.

Steve

tomasini wrote:Go with the Darjeeling! It's my favorite Black tea =]
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Postby desmoface » May 20th, '07, 16:55

Having a spot of Keemun Encore right now, listening to the Smoking Popes...

Black with some sugar..I'm getting used to tea without milk...Mmmmm Tasty.

This tea looks good, so good I had to snap a picture of it hehe.

Not sure if I like it better than the Darjeeling, as it was really good.
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My favorite Adagio Black teas

Postby vbguy772 » May 21st, '07, 10:46

My favorite Adagio black teas are: irish breakfast, darjeeling#22, and golden monkey. I use the flavored blacks for iced tea and love the blueberry, peach and grapefruit. Enjoy !
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Postby desmoface » May 29th, '07, 13:49

Ok, anyone ever try any of these? http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=SB11&begin=0&parent=Teas&category=Sampler+Sets&sortMethod=0&categoryID=109

They all smell really good..I can't wait to try some tonight :D

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