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


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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Dec 14th, '10, 12:49

Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial. Not so easy to find. A White Darjeeling with a floral bouqet aroma and smooth flavor. Light, delicate, and, on the expensive side, bought in India.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TwoPynts » Dec 14th, '10, 14:17

Brewed up a batch of Adagio's Yunnan Golden Curls this morning. Truly one of my top 10 favorite teas, so far.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Dec 14th, '10, 20:28

trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TwoPynts » Dec 15th, '10, 10:35

iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling


How was it?
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Dec 15th, '10, 10:36

TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling


How was it?

Ok..pleasant.. nothing to scream about tbh but decent enough for a cuppa
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby laura99 » Dec 15th, '10, 22:29

iannon wrote:
TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling


How was it?

Ok..pleasant.. nothing to scream about tbh but decent enough for a cuppa


I received a sample of this earlier in the year and enjoyed it enough to purchase some. But this batch seems very different. I cannot seem to brew it and it not be bitter. Brought the temp down to 180 and it is OK, but still not quite right.

A new black tea that I have been enjoying is 2009 Winter Ruby Black from Norbu. I have been drinking mostly Yunnan black for a while, and this is a nice change.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Dec 16th, '10, 05:41

Sungma 2010 2nd flush. Leaves not much to look at. Many broken, some tips. But, wow, what an explosion of aroma and taste. Aroma of baked fruit bars with a marzipan flavor and full mouth of happiness. Deep tea with dark amber color. Love it.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TwoPynts » Dec 16th, '10, 11:11

Yunnan Gold Tips from Jas. Yummy stuff, and perfect to enjoy in colder weather!
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby nickE » Dec 21st, '10, 16:12

2010 Sun Moon Lake black from EoT, again... :mrgreen:

Malty, syrupy, sugary, and a long aftertaste.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Dec 25th, '10, 23:16

Gave Tea Galleries Keemun a whirl today in my new large gaiwan... worked out wonderfully.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Dec 28th, '10, 09:37

nickE wrote:2010 Sun Moon Lake black from EoT, again... :mrgreen:

Malty, syrupy, sugary, and a long aftertaste.


Same tea inside that Bizen teapot. Same description but with a strong flavor of red dates. Really yummy in the mouth.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Dec 28th, '10, 15:09

Tead off I must say you have some excellent looking Teaware!
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby fracol » Dec 28th, '10, 15:59

spring 2010 harvest Yunnan Gold Buds from Norbu Tea

Rather tasty... the first and second brews were good, the third started weakening, and forth and fifth were bitter, weak, and tasted little more than water.

Originally I was tasting some kind of citrus, perhaps orange and toward the second and third I could taste some undertones of honey.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Dec 28th, '10, 23:21

AdamMY wrote:Tead off I must say you have some excellent looking Teaware!

Matt Brown small yunomi, bizen teapot, and, Petr Novak tray. I love mix and match and have great regards for Japanese teapots like Bizenyaki.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby sneakers » Dec 29th, '10, 03:13

Kenilworth Ceylon from Silver Tips Tea in NY. It's one of my standards.
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