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

Postby Tead Off » Jun 7th, '11, 23:02

Bangladesh organic black tea from Kazi & Kazi. I would say it was more like an Assam than a Darjeeling type tea. Not something I would reach for very often but appreciated the gift from a special friend.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby dukegus » Jun 9th, '11, 08:25

Sun Moon Lake from zen8tea.
Very good, I wish I had more money to buy more.
It's has a mellowness and very nice body, nice ripe oxidation aromas.
I will have my last 3 gr of OB after that... :(

I didn't know that hung cha(red tea?) is so good for summer, I though it would be like pu er.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby teaisme » Jun 17th, '11, 15:44

Some singbulli white jade 2nd flush 2010 (thunderbolt).

Think I found the yixing for the second flushes. Heading towards more infusions and shorter steeps (more leaf). It has proved rewarding (minus the fact that the yixing is about 270ml so I am pushing the bladder!)

Picking up a lot of things that were not there before. spiciness, lingering fruity/planty something so familiar but can't name, very smooth and absorbing.
The teapot and change in parameters really put this tea on another level for me.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TeaJunky » Jun 20th, '11, 20:28

One of the finest balanced Dian Hong (Yunnan Black (not sure if that is an actual translation)) teas I have tasted and one that I am drinking as my morning cuppa currently is Yunnan Sourcing's Wuliang Mountain 'Jin Xin' black tea. It is a gorgeous bit of the tea maker's art and I recommend stashing kilos of the stuff for the future. I hope to do so myself over the next few months as I dread running out of this exquisite tea. It also has an incredible balance between the Qi effects, which are immediate and comforting, and the caffeine, which takes a moment but blends with the Qi to put me in one of the happiest places imaginable in the morning.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby GirMakesTea » Jun 23rd, '11, 12:13

Oh my; Its my very first post. Stumbled onto this place from nowhere in particular :D

Im actually just about to brew a cup of Black dragon pearl. Im a pretty deep drinker of blacks, and just recently picked this up along with a jasmine pearl + rooibos tropica (teavana) mix whilst browsing in the mall.

I love this tea. I brewed a pot of it (using 9 pearls) last night with a tsp sugar/cup (32oz pot). It came out wonderful. The earthy, nutty overtones of this tea, combined with the light, filling after taste is just incredible.

This time I used half a tsp of sugar. the synergy between the natural sweetness of this tea, and the sweetness of the sugar (Turbinado) makes a great combo.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Mao-lo » Jun 25th, '11, 13:46

Assam Mangalam SFTGFOP :mrgreen:
Right now.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jcmeagher » Jun 25th, '11, 15:59

On my second cup of Yunnan Jig today, Ceylon Melody is next :] Haven't gotten a chance to try it yet.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby teaisme » Jun 30th, '11, 15:11

opened the ruby red first flush from thunderbolt this morning. Yum.

Drinking some 2009 Yunnan Gold "Jin Si" Golden Tips from houde now at work.
Great stuff, a little dusty but simply remedied by flash rinse and overflowing pot.
Strange it seems that the spicy notes are actually increasing as time goes by.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Cael » Jun 30th, '11, 23:57

I am onto what will probably be my last cup of the night and I am drinking Golden Yunnan. Unfortunately, not keeping me awake.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Bryan_drinks_te... » Jul 1st, '11, 11:49

I'm enjoying the Spring of 2011 Dan Cong Hong Cha from Norbu. It's pretty good, with hints of that Dan Cong flavor and a decent body and mouthfeel for a Hong Cha. I'm on the 6th infusion now, and while the body has thinned somewhat, it's still pretty good.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 1st, '11, 12:00

A dajeeling 2nd Flush. :D
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby teaisme » Jul 1st, '11, 15:02

ruby #18 at work
ahhhh a nice welcome back from all those darjeelings I've been drinking recently (wow they really do go fast)
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 4th, '11, 17:35

An English Breakfast. Nice!
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby bagua7 » Jul 6th, '11, 01:41

Just had this morning local 2009 Yixing red given as a gift to friend of mine. Tasting notes: chocolate with a hint of sundried currants and earthy tones which remind me of puerh. 10 runs all up. Lovely Chinese red.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 7th, '11, 21:00

Trying an Assam tonight. A very nice mellow tea. No harshness here....
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