the perfect bagged black tea?!

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the perfect bagged black tea?!

Postby Miotu » Aug 27th, '05, 19:42

So, I have come across a fabulous black tea that I love not for it's complexity, not for it's allure, but for it's fabulously smooth taste. Twinings Prince of Whales tea has to be my favourite bagged variety of black tea....EVER!

So the question emerges...is there a black tea out there (loose leaf wise) comparable to the awesometastic smooth/oolong-like flavor of prince of whales tea?

And another question...are there any fans out there of this type of tea, or am I just some crazed Twinings fan?

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Postby PeteVu » Aug 27th, '05, 19:54

a good "oolong-type" tea is oolong tea.

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Postby Guest » Aug 27th, '05, 20:59

erg...I was actually just describing it as it tastes to me (I guess because I am more used to oolongs on the black side. What I was getting at was if there were a black tea out there comparable to Prince of Whales

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Postby Guest » Aug 28th, '05, 18:33

some oolongs are closer to blacks, others closer to greens. In fact, oolong #40 (which I love) from adagio teas is fairly black when brewed by suggestion.

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Re: the perfect bagged black tea?!

Postby Ric » Aug 28th, '05, 23:13

Miotu wrote:So, I have come across a fabulous black tea that I love not for it's complexity, not for it's allure, but for it's fabulously smooth taste. Twinings Prince of Whales tea has to be my favourite bagged variety of black tea....EVER!

So the question emerges...is there a black tea out there (loose leaf wise) comparable to the awesometastic smooth/oolong-like flavor of prince of whales tea?

And another question...are there any fans out there of this type of tea, or am I just some crazed Twinings fan?


I think the Twinings Prince of Whales tea is a blended tea of black teas and oolong teas... :?:

I drank it years ago, but if I can't buy loose tea, I don't buy tea at all. Praise God for the internet so I can buy from tea suppliers like Adagio Teas and Upton Teas! :!:

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Re: the perfect bagged black tea?!

Postby LavenderPekoe » Aug 29th, '05, 08:16

From twinnings.com
A bright liquoring tea with Keemun character with a hint of Oolong.


What that means? I have no idea.

BTW, you can also get it loose, according to the site.

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Re: the perfect bagged black tea?!

Postby Ric » Aug 29th, '05, 20:47

Alicia wrote:From twinnings.com
A bright liquoring tea with Keemun character with a hint of Oolong.


What that means? I have no idea.

BTW, you can also get it loose, according to the site.


Cool, I'll check it out. But I'm not much a fan of Twinnings loose tea, the last tin I bought is nothing but "tea dust".

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