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 decon » Mar 8th, '11, 00:22

all you drink above I've never tried it .. :?
These days I drink black tea Walini BP1

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

Postby Nenugal » Mar 8th, '11, 04:39

Just had a nice cup of Giddapahar 1st flush darjeeling.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby verus » Mar 8th, '11, 15:57

Darjeeling autumn flush, from the Pussimbing tea estate .

This is lovely! It's like a slightly darker, fruitier Darjeeling, and it doesn't lose any of the subtleties of the first or second flush types. The liquid has a deep, shimmering orange colour, looks wonderful in the sunlight.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby teafarm » Mar 11th, '11, 16:26

Right now I'm drinking two types of black tea in my office. I started this morning with a Darjeeling and am now sipping a Keemun.

I used more tea leaves for the Darjeeling and less for the Keemun. I like my teas not too strong in the morning, but strong enough to know I'm drinking tea. You know what I mean?
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby nickE » Mar 11th, '11, 18:12

nickE wrote:Keemun Hao Ya A from Teaspring. Great stuff.

Same thing today.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby verus » Mar 11th, '11, 20:34

Still drinking Pussimbing Autumn Flush (Darjeeling).


This stuff is quickly turning into a new tea addiction. Powerful, and wonderful. It does have the herbal character and the astringency of the classic first or second flush, but also incredible depth which is more reminiscent of Chinese blacks.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 12th, '11, 15:17

The last of my Keemun from the Tea Gallery.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Mar 13th, '11, 12:29

Jun Chiyabari Autumnal flush from Nepal. Great tea. Thanks, Petr!
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Mar 14th, '11, 05:24

A first flush Nilgiri. This must be the first new tea of 2011 that I know of. Grown at about 1300m, the tea has a bright, lemony overtone with lingering taste and spicy aroma. Very fresh tasting. Enjoying it with some Japanese tea treats.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ChinesePottery » Mar 15th, '11, 03:02

Today we've been visiting Xǔ Shí Juān's studio as my wife's cousin is a student of hers.

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We had a look around and watched them work for a while, and of course had some tea. Yixing Hong Cha, as usual around here this time of year.

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As you can see, despite using a Yixing pot to steep the tea, after it had been filtered it went into a glass pot and from there to be enjoyed from glazed pottery.
It's not only Yixing even in Yixing ;)

The Hong Cha was delicious, but not long now until the new greens get out!
For next Sunday (20th of March) I made an appointment with Chái Lín Jūn.
He is a close friend of my father in law and happens to be a local tea producer.
I will see if I can make some pictures all the way from the plucking to the ready made YangXianXueYa. I read in other posts there is some considerable interest in green xue ya, so some of you might enjoy my report about that next week.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby desciseaux » Mar 16th, '11, 21:57

Drinking Irish Breakfast. Great any time of day.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chasm » Mar 17th, '11, 21:56

Teasource's Golden Spiral.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby cindyt » Mar 22nd, '11, 14:03

Mi-Xiang black that I got from my recent Taiwan trip. It is basically the same tea as oriental beauty with black tea roasting/processing. You can easily taste the same notes as oriental beauty but at the same time some Assam notes. IMO, a very sophisticated black.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby synth » Apr 13th, '11, 00:13

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

Postby ChinesePottery » Apr 19th, '11, 07:33

This morning, after picking some more (semi-wild for a change, abandoned tea field) tea I visited Chái Lín Jūn's tea-farm again on a mission for bagua7.

Whilst being there I had some freshly made Yixing HongCha which was marvelous.

I also grabbed a few samples of it and this evening tried some more.
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For the pictures I used a glass again, although in a Yixing it would probably have been even better, so I didn't "waste" too much on the glass (see the little amount on the bottom)
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Sorry I didn't take an exact time, but closeup after about 15seconds of the second refill
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