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 SlientSipper » Sep 1st, '11, 19:35

Sichuan Golden Tips Supreme from Plymouth teas.

I think this tea is stale (thought that from when I first opened it)
somewhat hearty. Not too strong and a nice character.

I perfer Yunnan Blacks.

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

Postby NOESIS » Sep 15th, '11, 13:42

Sun Moon Lake red tea from EoT. Substantial, yet refined.

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

Postby TIM » Sep 15th, '11, 14:50

The LaLu, Sun Moon Lake old bush red jade 2011. Drinking the packaging...

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

Postby Chip » Sep 15th, '11, 15:40

TIM wrote: Drinking the packaging...

:shock:

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

Postby TIM » Sep 15th, '11, 16:03

the whole thing is a packaging scram.... all is about graphic design and packaging, as usual :lol:

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

Postby Chip » Sep 15th, '11, 16:08

TIM wrote:the whole thing is a packaging scram.... all is about graphic design and packaging, as usual :lol:

Hm, so you were drawn in by the packaging? And let down by the tea?

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

Postby teaisme » Sep 15th, '11, 16:14

which company did you get from Tim?

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

Postby TIM » Sep 15th, '11, 16:40

teaisme wrote:which company did you get from Tim?


This was from the Lalu resort. They only sell it to their customers.

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

Postby Tead Off » Sep 15th, '11, 21:53

TIM wrote:
teaisme wrote:which company did you get from Tim?


This was from the Lalu resort. They only sell it to their customers.

Where is Lalu resort?

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

Postby NOESIS » Sep 16th, '11, 16:16

More of the EoT Sun Moon Lake red. This is the best Taiwanese red tea that I've had. Here is an interesting article dealing with this particular tea.
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/blog/cate ... moon-lake/

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

Postby Tead Off » Sep 17th, '11, 00:32

NOESIS wrote:More of the EoT Sun Moon Lake red. This is the best Taiwanese red tea that I've had. Here is an interesting article dealing with this particular tea.
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/blog/cate ... moon-lake/

It sounds like they are no longer hand processing the teas since he expanded. I have some of the older, hand processed one. I wonder if the taste will change with the new tea.

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

Postby bagua7 » Sep 17th, '11, 01:44

Noesis,

What is this Taiwanese red tea like? Are there any similarities to the Chinese reds like Keemun or Yixing?

Cheers.

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

Postby NOESIS » Sep 17th, '11, 01:48

Tead Off wrote:
NOESIS wrote:More of the EoT Sun Moon Lake red. This is the best Taiwanese red tea that I've had. Here is an interesting article dealing with this particular tea.
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/blog/cate ... moon-lake/

It sounds like they are no longer hand processing the teas since he expanded. I have some of the older, hand processed one. I wonder if the taste will change with the new tea.


Was wondering the same thing. I have the '10 version. Hope the new, machine-processed crop is as tasty.

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

Postby NOESIS » Sep 17th, '11, 01:56

bagua7 wrote:Noesis,

What is this Taiwanese red tea like? Are there any similarities to the Chinese reds like Keemun or Yixing?

Cheers.


Maybe a wee bit like Yixing red in the malty aspect, but not the subtle smoky character of a fine Keemun. Imagine a sweeter, more refined fine estate Assam tea. There is definitely a tannic/astringent element, but not the sharpness that is often present in Assam. From my perspective, the tannins balance very nicely with the honey/malt notes, and keep this tea from getting boring, like so many hong chas can be.

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

Postby bagua7 » Sep 17th, '11, 20:51

Thanks Noesis. I will order some and see how I like it. Cheers.

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