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

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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

Postby PurplePotato » Jan 26th, '14, 20:11

Thanks! It's good to know that tea can still age well under what may be unideal conditions.

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

Postby Tead Off » Jan 27th, '14, 12:52

Strolling around Mumbai today looking to buy some teas. Let's see, I think there is about 30 million people that live in Mumbai, unofficially. What a place. So much life and color. Great food, people, and wonderful to walk around Colaba and the Fort exploring the colonial buildings. But, when it comes to buying some good tea, nothing in sight.

I wound up at the Tea Centre, near Churchgate. It is an old dining room with cloth covered tables. They have a small shop selling commercial Indian teas. Not for me. But, I did sit in the dining room drinking a pot of Nilgiri 2nd flush with scones, jam, and fresh cream for 'high tea'. All of $4. Luckily, I did bring some Mim's 2011 Silver Tips with me on this trip which I am drinking daily. :D

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

Postby AdamMY » Feb 3rd, '14, 06:02

Good Morning! Starting out my day with some 2012 Red Jade 18 from Origin tea. Enjoy your day everyone.

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

Postby William » Feb 9th, '14, 11:12

Wild Shan Cha. For the moment, the best Taiwanese black tea I have ever had.

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

Postby Teaism » Feb 10th, '14, 08:34

On Yancha rampage today...done,
1. Shui Xian
2. Ban Tian Yau
3. Rougui
4. Jin Liu Tiao

Half drunk after that but double happiness. :D
This year the Yancha quality skydived big time. For the same yearly budget (usually US$60-80/100gm), nothing qualifies for any purchase or collection. I suspect it will get worse. Sigh! :(

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

Postby the_economist » Feb 10th, '14, 21:38

Having a rather aromatic Qimen today. Nice smells of chocolate and fruit.

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

Postby CWarren » Feb 13th, '14, 00:37

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

Postby Alucard » Feb 13th, '14, 09:47

Ye Sheng Hong Cha - Wild Yunnan. I like that the flavor doesn't change much over multiple infusions like some other yunnan (gold).

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

Postby toasterburn » Feb 13th, '14, 10:56

Yunnan Jig this morning (though I just started drinking Adagio's Irish Breakfast and it might be my new favorite).

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

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 13th, '14, 11:50

Six inches of snow and just about a quarter inch of ice on top of that last night with more on the way. This calls for some lapsang souchong! :? 8)

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

Postby omnivore » Feb 17th, '14, 16:55

Bai Lin Jin Zhen which brought me here to discover other teas of that ilk!

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

Postby chado.my.teaway » Feb 20th, '14, 07:05

Makurazaki Hime Fuki - ...a little too bitter...but good:)

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

Postby Teaism » Feb 21st, '14, 10:26

A nice round of Qimen. Yum yum!

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

Postby ClarG » Feb 21st, '14, 19:46

I just had a cup of Earl Grey this afternoon. That's it for today since I have to get up early tomorrow.

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

Postby ClarG » Feb 23rd, '14, 20:25

A 2nd flush Darjeeling tea from the Makabari estate. I had it this afternoon and steeped it for 5 mins since I like it strong.

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