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 siae » Jul 8th, '11, 04:32

Arya Ruby second flush 2011.

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

Postby Tekoppen » Jul 10th, '11, 05:44

For the Blacks, I'm mostly into Assam. Assam Greenwood and Assam Mangalam. I really like a good Assam, they are not easy to find but when you find them, they are quite cheap and SO rewarding!
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 15th, '11, 18:25

I'm at the moment drinking an Earl Grey.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby TeaINfuse » Jul 22nd, '11, 01:45

Nilgiri Just had a cup i picked up at a local tea merchant in Wichita Ks
Beverley Estate Nilgiri.
I like it good body and a little dry note at the end. nice color in the cup. its a good one :D
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Olmanrivah » Jul 26th, '11, 22:41

Trying an English Breakfast.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby bearsbearsbears » Jul 28th, '11, 19:16

Drinking a Taiwan black today, a BOP from Forest Black Tea (森林红茶) brand, in Yu Chi (鱼池), Sun Moon Lake area. It's grainy and flowery.

I almost never drink black tea because it's rough on my stomach, but this one does no harm when I brew it weaker.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Aug 2nd, '11, 13:20

Now I'm drinking Castleton Moonlight FF 2011 SFTGFOP1

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

Postby finddream2020 » Aug 2nd, '11, 22:50

I love black tea made in Yi xing. It tasts a little sweet. :D
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Aug 11th, '11, 06:00

Ceylon Nuwara Eliya;) beauty, dark but delicate;)
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Aug 12th, '11, 17:29

Today I drank two black teas.

Risheehat Exotic Spring Clonal Darjeeling First Flush 2011

Dry leaves smell wonderful: fresh, juicy, spicy (almost like bergamot in Earl Grey). Very bright liquer. Top notes of citrus, apples, whole light, refreshing, energizing. Slightly lack the depth and intensity.

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Second tea was a Nepal Himalaya Shangri La SF 2010

Full and balanced tea with the second flush, coming from the unusual tea gardens located very high - at almost 3,000 meters in the Himalayas.

Production of Nepal tea is strongly conditioned by favorable climatic conditions, as well as the guidelines of the economy of Nepal, which do not allow the enrichment of the artificial methods of production. The result is a tea organic, pesticide-free. The plantation is supported by HOTPA (Himalayan Orthodox Tea Producers Association)

The taste of tea is reminiscent of a tasty and full of familiar Darjeelling teas - but that Nepal is very balanced, which makes it encountered without excessive focus on teas from the first flush.

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Thanks for reading;)
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby NOESIS » Aug 13th, '11, 14:52

chado, lovely photos and good descriptions of your tea tasting sessions. Thanks for sharing!

In my cup this morning, an exceptional second flush Assam tea from Upton (Marangi Estate FTGFOP1 CL). Very full bodied brew, with great complexity. Tons of malt, molasses, dried fruit and bracing dry red wine finish. Pretty pricey, but I may compelled to re-order.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Aug 13th, '11, 15:05

I'm having some Fuijian Hong cha, brewed granpa style in my new Celadon Teabowl.

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

Postby chado.my.teaway » Aug 15th, '11, 12:02

Im Drinking Assam Dagapur SFTGFOP1 Second Flush 2010.

Thats high quality black tea of the second flush. Carefully prepared list with golden tips, give a strong brew of sharp, expressive and intense in flavor. Also tastes great with milk.

And few photos of course;)

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

Postby chado.my.teaway » Aug 16th, '11, 13:37

Hey;)) Like every day I drank some black tea;) even the two;)

First tea was Nepal tea. Golden Nepal Antu Valley. I dont know from which flush is this tea.

This black tea from the plantation Antu Valley with a silver tips, a delicate, spicy aroma, light fruit note, long "finish" and a beautiful golden color.

After drinking, it leaves a slight taste of nuts.

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Second tea. Darjeeling North Tukvar First Flush 2011

Tiny green leaves of shade. Lots of tips. Beautiful aromas of pineapple. Golden brew flavored with exotic fruits like guava, this little nuts. I cant tell more. But I have a picture;)

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

Postby yshuto » Aug 16th, '11, 15:14

Jungpana SFTGFOP1
Darjeeling FF 2011
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