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 TIM » Sep 17th, '11, 21:14

bagua7 wrote:Noesis,

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

Cheers.


Very different. Almost like a Moon light white puerh, but more cheap eastern beauty. A tasting from 2009:

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... f-tea.html

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

Postby bagua7 » Sep 18th, '11, 20:22

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

Postby Fabien » Sep 19th, '11, 07:10

Getting fresh here in the french Alps. What to brew then, given a little cold has fallen on me since a few days?

A zheng shan xiao zhong?

I got just enough for two sessions... shouldn't be of any importance but, not really consciously, I gave it slightly more attention than I usually do.
It was worth spending some time with it. Not really classically red, definitely not comparable to "classical" lapsang souchong.

Round, elegant, delicate while expressive! Original, in the sense of "tea like it could have been made originally" in little villages of Wu Yi.

Nice moment.
Have all a good teaday.
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Re: What Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Sep 20th, '11, 12:41

Today i drank a Darjeeling Himalaya Mist SF2011

Recommended by the Society Tea Lovers in Prague, hand-picked Darjeeling tea with the second flush, which comes from the gardens located on the southern slopes of the high parts of the Himalayas.

Dark brown, almost black leaves with a few greenish tones create a very strong, thirst quenching brew. The full flavor and crisp taste will delight supporters of strong tea.

The most powerful black tea I ever drank.

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

Postby phxaz » Sep 20th, '11, 20:06

Ceylon Vithanakande SFTGFOP-1 from Ito en; a high quality tea at a reasonable price. Definitely not a "sit back, relax and watch the world go by" cuppa, but a higher octane breakfast tea that sets you straight first thing in the morning. I like it with a pinch of half and half and smidgeon of sugar. If you haven't tried this tea before (many online purveyors carry it), It might be worth sampling.

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

Postby AdamMY » Oct 2nd, '11, 13:26

Brewing Cost Plus world markets Keemun brewed grandpa style. Its preforming much better than I would have guessed, but previously I have only been using it for iced tea so I have not really stress tested it all that much.

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

Postby yshuto » Oct 6th, '11, 19:55

Mariage Freres Margaret's Hope FF
Mariage Freres Castleton FF
Mariage Freres Bloomfield FF
Mariage Freres Namring FF
Mariage Freres Namring Upper FF
Mariage Freres Jungpana FF
Mariage Freres Puttabong FF
They are all exceptional teas. Each one having their own distinct character and taste. Sublime.

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

Postby NOESIS » Oct 7th, '11, 19:42

Another excellent gongfu session with Sun Moon Lake red from EoT.

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

Postby Simone » Oct 15th, '11, 04:48

Darjeeling first flush, bought directly by hand in India :D

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

Postby siae » Oct 20th, '11, 01:42

SF Singbulli Jade Delight from Thunderbolt. Damn good, I just ordered some more along with Arya Ruby and Castleton Muscatel. These are my three favorite darjeeelings SF from this year.

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

Postby chado.my.teaway » Nov 1st, '11, 16:28

Ceylon Dimbula Uduwela...not good.

It's dark, without taste.

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

Postby sherubtse » Nov 2nd, '11, 13:57

A generic Bolivian OP, a nice way to get me started before rushing out the door to work. :lol:

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

Postby sherubtse » Nov 2nd, '11, 13:59

chado.my.teaway wrote:Ceylon Dimbula Uduwela...not good.

It's dark, without taste.


Sorry to hear this, as Ceylons are my favourite blacks. Which vendor did you buy the Dimbula from? :?:

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

Postby chado.my.teaway » Nov 2nd, '11, 14:40

My favourite tea(black) is Darjeeling and Nepal;p I bought this tea in a local teahouse, from my friend.

It is possible that tea has faded(is old?)*. Coz from the same delivery, also got an old Darjeeling Namring FF 2011.

I drank a lot of Ceylon tea, and this tea was the worst. Nuwara Eliya<3;p

Greets

*I used a good word?

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

Postby MIKE_B » Nov 13th, '11, 21:56

Yixing Hong Cha from Jing's. I just bought a small sample. I am going to wish I ordered more. Very smooth.

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