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

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 11th, '10, 17:00

I was surprised to realize that black teas didn't have one of these threads so I took it upon myself to start one. :mrgreen:

I've been drinking Adagio's Yunnan Noir today. I oversteeped the first batch and it was on the bitter side. Later infusions were much more mellow. Malty with a hint of coco. Not my favorite black, but good.

Getting ready to brew up some of Mandarin's 2010 Wuyi Jin Jun Mai - 2nd Grade in a few. :)
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Nov 11th, '10, 17:14

I actually feel like I am slumming it a bit this morning with a lesser quality blended Darjeeling from Lupicia. "A blend of quality first flush Darjeeling using mainly clonal species of the tea plant to produce a tea with pronounced floral characteristics." The hooked me in with "flowery" but the tea is pretty chopped and not top end. It's just "ok" I'll finish the bag, but I should have known better.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Nov 12th, '10, 10:36

Makaibari Silver Tips. One of the best teas I've had from Darjeeling. Huge leaves, full flavor. Nothing shy about this one.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby NOESIS » Nov 12th, '10, 16:33

Darjeeling 2nd Flush 'Turzum' organic.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Nov 13th, '10, 06:43

NOESIS wrote:Darjeeling 2nd Flush 'Turzum' organic.

Nice tea. I just bought some of it there.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby laura99 » Nov 13th, '10, 07:39

Keemun Rhapsody to start this morning.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Alucard » Nov 13th, '10, 10:58

This morning i am having a spring Tai Tung Hao Xian, it has a nice honey like flavor.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby artmom » Nov 13th, '10, 12:05

2nd Flush 2010 Hattialli Golden Lion an Assam from Lochan Teas. My go to Tea for a smooth, delicious cuppa'. :)
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby geeber1 » Nov 13th, '10, 13:01

Nilgiri Neela from Tao of Tea.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 15th, '10, 13:22

Yunnan Black Gold "Simao Black" from Jas.
Slurp!
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Nov 15th, '10, 15:35

Foshou Mao Feng from Imperial Teas.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 16th, '10, 15:36

2009 Yunnan Pure Small Bud "Gold Tips" from Jas. It makes a very soothing, rich broth.

I am amazed at how the regional Yunnan flavor permeates so many teas from that area.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby teaisme » Nov 16th, '10, 18:32

Organic Kagoshima Japanese Black Tea from yuukicha
Takes a lot of leaf to get a cup I like, not very impressive gongfued, pretty sensitive to brewing vessel, many similarities to a keemun imo

Though good nothing stands out at all for me...everything I find in this tea I can find better in a decent keemun with much less leaf ie. jing tea shop everyday organic keemun beats this hands down for me and its much cheaper and more complex (the yuuki does have a decent sweet aftertaste though and good about not getting bitter with long steeps)

I imagine their handpicked blacks are still worth a try, look pretty tasty
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby NOESIS » Nov 16th, '10, 22:52

Sun Moon Lake from EoT.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Nov 17th, '10, 01:34

MIM Silver Blossoms Darjeeling. Primarily whole leaves. Organic.
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