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

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

Postby Tennessee Dave » Jun 15th, '12, 17:44

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

Postby AdamMY » Jun 16th, '12, 15:22

The last of my sample of Sun Moon Lake Red tea from Global Tea hut. I hope its as good as my first batch.

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

Postby sherubtse » Jun 16th, '12, 19:38

AdamMY wrote:The last of my sample of Sun Moon Lake Red tea from Global Tea hut. I hope its as good as my first batch.


Global Tea Hut is an interesting organisation, with some fascinating articles in their newsletters.

What do you think of their teas, AdamMY?

Thanks.

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

Postby AdamMY » Jun 16th, '12, 20:10

sherubtse wrote:
AdamMY wrote:The last of my sample of Sun Moon Lake Red tea from Global Tea hut. I hope its as good as my first batch.


Global Tea Hut is an interesting organisation, with some fascinating articles in their newsletters.

What do you think of their teas, AdamMY?

Thanks.

Best wishes,
sherubtse



I have only been a member for 1 month so far, so that is the only one I have tried. But this one was quite good.

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 20th, '12, 04:41

Second flush MIM estate Darjeeling today. Perfect breakfast tea.

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

Postby Tead Off » Jun 20th, '12, 23:18

sriracha wrote:Second flush MIM estate Darjeeling today. Perfect breakfast tea.

Where did you find this tea, please?

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 21st, '12, 04:18

Tead Off wrote:
sriracha wrote:Second flush MIM estate Darjeeling today. Perfect breakfast tea.

Where did you find this tea, please?


I got it from UK site High Teas, do you know it?

http://www.highteas.co.uk/darjeeling/1067-darjeeling-2nd-flush-mim-estate-tgfop1.html

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A pot of Japanese koucha this morning.

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

Postby Tead Off » Jun 21st, '12, 13:45

sriracha wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
sriracha wrote:Second flush MIM estate Darjeeling today. Perfect breakfast tea.

Where did you find this tea, please?


I got it from UK site High Teas, do you know it?

http://www.highteas.co.uk/darjeeling/1067-darjeeling-2nd-flush-mim-estate-tgfop1.html

=)

A pot of Japanese koucha this morning.

I know Mim estate but I don't know the tea seller in the UK. There was only 1 seller of this tea in Darjeeling that I could find. They had the best Darjeelings I've had but they were more costly than the one you bought. Higher grade and whole leaf teas. Very hard to find. I will go back sometime just for these teas!

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 21st, '12, 13:51

Tead Off wrote:
sriracha wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
sriracha wrote:Second flush MIM estate Darjeeling today. Perfect breakfast tea.

Where did you find this tea, please?


I got it from UK site High Teas, do you know it?

http://www.highteas.co.uk/darjeeling/1067-darjeeling-2nd-flush-mim-estate-tgfop1.html

=)

A pot of Japanese koucha this morning.

I know Mim estate but I don't know the tea seller in the UK. There was only 1 seller of this tea in Darjeeling that I could find. They had the best Darjeelings I've had but they were more costly than the one you bought. Higher grade and whole leaf teas. Very hard to find. I will go back sometime just for these teas!


Mim estate seems a little hard to find info about, a quick search got me almost nothing. Please, tell me if you find a vendor that sells better grades of their tea! :)

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

Postby Tead Off » Jun 22nd, '12, 00:10

The seller for Mim estate in Darjeeling is a small shop in town. I have no way of getting in touch with them. No website. I believe Mim is government owned or controlled. I also think it is an organic producer. With Darjeelings, you have to pay attention to the grading and also the invoice #'s of the pickings. You really have to have somebody there who knows the teas and knows the difference between pickings to stay on top of it. Darjeeling makes for a very nice holiday!

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

Postby AdamMY » Jun 23rd, '12, 13:41

Jing Tea Shop Yixing Red.

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 26th, '12, 05:27

An Assam today, 2nd flush Harmutty estate. Something honey-like in the smell.

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 27th, '12, 07:49

Stuffing a small pot with this today, both looks like and has flavour notes of dark honey. Very warming.

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

Postby sriracha » Jun 29th, '12, 13:12

Opened a small bag of Maloom estate black today, no info on year or pluck was available but I really enjoyed this one, aromatic and a little sharp but in a good way, tingling on my tongue for a long time afterwards.

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