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 AdamMY » Feb 4th, '13, 15:33

A Teavana Black (red) tea from Nepal. Don't know much more about it other than I got it for Christmas over a year ago, and it was sent to tea banishment in my office...

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

Postby gasninja » Feb 9th, '13, 12:57

2011 Jingxuanhong . This is a Taiwanese awarded competition hong cha. It shows I have only had maybe a two or three red teas with this much going on ( although I drink very little of this sort of thing). There is a nice sweetness, excellent durability and noticeable changes in the flavor profile from infusion to infusion. I wish there was more available.

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

Postby Emjaysmash » Feb 10th, '13, 11:38

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

Postby AdamMY » Feb 10th, '13, 15:59

Jukro Uricha Compressed Balhyocha korean tea. Another lazy grandpa style brew for me today.

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

Postby amaranto » Feb 10th, '13, 19:47

Darjeeling Gopaldhara WT-52 autumnal (Does anyone know why Darjeelings are labeled like this, with numbers and such?) from Camellia Sinensis. It's a light, refreshing tea with a great aroma while brewing.

I'm also drinking a blend of Lord Bergamot by Steven Smith Teamaker and La crème des Earl Grey by Camellia Sinensis.

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

Postby Tead Off » Feb 11th, '13, 04:08

amaranto wrote:Darjeeling Gopaldhara WT-52 autumnal (Does anyone know why Darjeelings are labeled like this, with numbers and such?) from Camellia Sinensis. It's a light, refreshing tea with a great aroma while brewing.

I'm also drinking a blend of Lord Bergamot by Steven Smith Teamaker and La crème des Earl Grey by Camellia Sinensis.

Could be the name of the clonal varietal.

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

Postby amaranto » Feb 11th, '13, 10:16

It looks like you're right, Tead Off: www.discoveringtea.com/2012/03/27/the-m ... n-a-label/

Thanks!

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

Postby AdamMY » Feb 11th, '13, 15:37

Just had some keemun from Phoenix Teashop.

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

Postby etorix » Feb 14th, '13, 22:34

tonight i try a Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu Spring 2011 from Canton Tea

which i must admit had bin buried a bit after i spotted utube ads by

cantonteaco, im quite marketing-resistant

but i do like a good black, Sun-Moon-Lake from EoT particularly

and ive had other Bai Lins from Teaspring

this is holding its own well

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

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 26th, '13, 08:31

Enjoying the last of my "Watson Blend" from adagio. It's a blend of irish breakfast, cinnamon, and earl grey green, and a great morning cuppa. :)

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

Postby Devoted135 » Mar 1st, '13, 09:27

Enjoying the first of some darjeeling from Tea Trekker, which I was prompted to order this week due to a nice sale they mentioned in their newsletter. 8)

This is the 2011 first flush from the Jungpana estate, and is processed to be much more green than usual, which I definitely noticed in the color of the leaves. However, the flavor is still very bright with rich muscatel (or maybe that's the age?) and no bitterness. I was impressed by the size of the leaf bits, mostly about 1/2 leaf intact. Sorry, I didn't have time to take any pictures but can if requested.

I shamelessly ignored their suggestion of 2tsp/6oz :shock: and settled instead on 3tsp/16oz, much more in my comfort zone for black teas.

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

Postby sherubtse » Mar 1st, '13, 12:28

Devoted135 wrote:This is the 2011 first flush from the Jungpana estate, and is processed to be much more green than usual, which I definitely noticed in the color of the leaves.


On a recent visit to a Sloane Tea kiosk in downtown, the sales women told me that they were the *only* company in North America to sell Jungpana teas, due to a special arrangement with the estate. :roll:

I bit my tongue, as I was unsure whether she was consciously misleading me or was simply mis-informed by the owners.

http://sloanetea.com/

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

Postby Devoted135 » Mar 1st, '13, 12:43

sherubtse wrote:
Devoted135 wrote:This is the 2011 first flush from the Jungpana estate, and is processed to be much more green than usual, which I definitely noticed in the color of the leaves.


On a recent visit to a Sloane Tea kiosk in downtown, the sales women told me that they were the *only* company in North America to sell Jungpana teas, due to a special arrangement with the estate. :roll:

I bit my tongue, as I was unsure whether she was consciously misleading me or was simply mis-informed by the owners.

http://sloanetea.com/

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Interesting, their website makes the same claim. Although, Tea Trekker doesn't appear to have either 2012 flush, so perhaps Sloane Tea only became exclusive in 2012? Seems a bit silly though... I guess we'll find out when the 2013 teas come in. :)

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

Postby sherubtse » Mar 1st, '13, 16:52

Devoted135 wrote:
sherubtse wrote:
Devoted135 wrote:This is the 2011 first flush from the Jungpana estate, and is processed to be much more green than usual, which I definitely noticed in the color of the leaves.


On a recent visit to a Sloane Tea kiosk in downtown, the sales women told me that they were the *only* company in North America to sell Jungpana teas, due to a special arrangement with the estate. :roll:

I bit my tongue, as I was unsure whether she was consciously misleading me or was simply mis-informed by the owners.

http://sloanetea.com/

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Interesting, their website makes the same claim. Although, Tea Trekker doesn't appear to have either 2012 flush, so perhaps Sloane Tea only became exclusive in 2012? Seems a bit silly though... I guess we'll find out when the 2013 teas come in. :)


You are being very generous to Sloane. :)

No mention was made to me of being the sole distributor of FF 2012 Jungpana

Also, check here:

http://camellia-sinensis.com/en/catalog ... q=Jungpana

But you're right - let's see who carries Jungpana for the 2013 season.

(Not that I would buy from Sloane, even if they turned out to have exclusive rights, as their teas are very over-priced.)

Best wishes,
sherubtse

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

Postby Devoted135 » Mar 2nd, '13, 22:15

sherubtse wrote:
Devoted135 wrote:
sherubtse wrote:
Devoted135 wrote:This is the 2011 first flush from the Jungpana estate, and is processed to be much more green than usual, which I definitely noticed in the color of the leaves.


On a recent visit to a Sloane Tea kiosk in downtown, the sales women told me that they were the *only* company in North America to sell Jungpana teas, due to a special arrangement with the estate. :roll:

I bit my tongue, as I was unsure whether she was consciously misleading me or was simply mis-informed by the owners.

http://sloanetea.com/

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Interesting, their website makes the same claim. Although, Tea Trekker doesn't appear to have either 2012 flush, so perhaps Sloane Tea only became exclusive in 2012? Seems a bit silly though... I guess we'll find out when the 2013 teas come in. :)


You are being very generous to Sloane. :)

No mention was made to me of being the sole distributor of FF 2012 Jungpana

Also, check here:

http://camellia-sinensis.com/en/catalog ... q=Jungpana

But you're right - let's see who carries Jungpana for the 2013 season.

(Not that I would buy from Sloane, even if they turned out to have exclusive rights, as their teas are very over-priced.)

Best wishes,
sherubtse


LOL, I'm trying to be, but they aren't making it easy! I agree, their prices seemed high, plus a relatively small selection.

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