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 AdamMY » Feb 25th, '12, 18:30

Korean Dan Cha from Morning Crane Tea, also available from Phoenix Tea Shop.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Mar 2nd, '12, 23:53

2011 Sun Moon Lake Red Tea from EoT

first tea to almost defeat ALL my teascoops at transfer from packet to pot

first tea brewed in a reconditioned old-ish purple-clay pot off the bay [cost me all of 0.01 GBP + postage but i love its feeling in the hand]

first time trying Sun Moon Lake: it smells like tea

hmm .. i only have 20gms of this tea, do i buy more now or wait for the 2012
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Mar 3rd, '12, 00:28

etorix wrote:2011 Sun Moon Lake Red Tea from EoT

first tea to almost defeat ALL my teascoops at transfer from packet to pot

first tea brewed in a reconditioned old-ish purple-clay pot off the bay [cost me all of 0.01 GBP + postage but i love its feeling in the hand]

first time trying Sun Moon Lake: it smells like tea

hmm .. i only have 20gms of this tea, do i buy more now or wait for the 2012

I still have some of this tea from EoT from a couple of years ago. It's wonderful stuff and has kept very well. My fingers seem to work best instead of the tea scoops! Buy NOW!
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 4th, '12, 06:05

Makalu Flowery FF 2011

This is the first Nepali FF I get an opportunity taste. It is very similar to Darjeeling, reminds me of those of Risheehat. Energetic, fresh fragrance, light floral notes with light hints of herbs. Crisp bergamot flavor. I have to mention the beautiful large whole leaves. Tea made ​​solely with flashy*. One of the best black teas that I had a chance to drink.


Tara Black FF 2011

Tea with a short name of Tara - another Nepali FF which I have an opportunity cost. Comes from plantation Nave Arya Tara. Tea tannic dark, as I call it - impatient. Sensitive to the brewing time. The next time it brews a typical gong fu. We'll see;) I do not sense floral notes as recommended by the manufacturer. Peppery taste that occurs mostly in Nepal SF teas, not FF. This mildly confusing green leaves. Worse than the last. Reminds me too much SF so rather think of it as a tea to sip everyday.

Source ; http://czajografia.pl/index.php?page=o_nas

* its a good word? flashy?
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Mar 4th, '12, 21:43

More Sun Moon Lake Red Tea from EoT

cos theres more on the way .. EoT is also in the UK

i might even get more next week too, unless i win this auction on evilbay
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby BrooklynBrew » Mar 9th, '12, 10:30

Black Dragon Pearls from Adagio (my sample is almost done and I'm unhappy).
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 18th, '12, 10:49

Wuyihong. No bitter, delicate, inexpensive. 12$/50g

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

Postby teaisme » Mar 19th, '12, 14:46

greetings :mrgreen:
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Mar 19th, '12, 16:57

Ye Sheng Hong Cha ..Spring 2011 Yunnan Wild Black Tea, from Norbu

hmm .. creamy .. this is nice, its not the usual tea-plant varieatal

and i think i didnt put enough in the pot
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 19th, '12, 17:47

Korean Dan Cha.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby djlau » Mar 20th, '12, 12:55

Formosa Assam Black Tea.
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby MIKE_B » Mar 20th, '12, 17:31

djlau wrote:Formosa Assam Black Tea.


Would that be Indian tea grown in Taiwan or Taiwanese tea grown in India?
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Mar 21st, '12, 06:10

most likely from imported trees planted by the Japanese

heres some at Sun Moon Lake http://www.redblossomtea.com/tea/black/ ... assam.html
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Mar 21st, '12, 10:38

second session of Ye Sheng Hong Cha

the rest of the sample, brewed in my 130ml red clay pot this time

MUCH better
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 22nd, '12, 15:03

Today I drank Himalaya Mist SF 2011 from eherbata. Strong high mountain tea.

And Darjeeling Jungpana FF 2012 from Five Star Tea. Its so fresh!
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