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

by MuYun » Oct 13th, '17, 11:41

I usually drink Taiwanese black teas Honey Scent and Red Jade(No. 18), other times some classical Chinese Red teas like Dian Hong or Keemun black. These usually doesn't require sugar or milk/lemon as they are delicious just by themselves.
Any suggestions on similar teas to expand my Black(Read) Tea horizon?

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Oct 13th, '17, 14:29
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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by yshuto » Oct 13th, '17, 14:29

Yatra Tea Co wrote:
yshuto wrote: Drinking m three favorite FF Darjeeling Teas from 2016. Margaret’s Hope, Namring Upper, and Arya. All three were released in December 2016. Why so late? Mariage Freres tends to separate teas best suited to be released during the height of the Spring Season, while they hold on to others to be slightly aged and released in Winter. Out of the two dozen FF Darjeelings I have tasted for 2016, the above mentioned 3 are my favorites. They have lost much of grassy green taste giving way for the other flavors to be enjoyed within the tea. I tend to brew FF Darjeelings a little bit stronger, and steeping a little bit longer at 3.5 minutes @ 195C, resulting in a dark, red colored tea.

I drink the teas with just a trace of sugar. ¼ teaspoons per 360ml of tea. And it not just regular sugar. It’s the pure sweet kind from Nissin or Mitsui. My wife always complains because I make her buy the sugar whenever she travels to Japan. I suppose I could use rock sugar but with the perfectl uniformly granulated sugar from the above two producers, I can get the exact amount each time I brew the teas.
Curious if you have tasted any 2017 FF teas from Darjeeling?
I have not. I'm still waiting for Mariage Freres to release their second batch of 2017FF. Last year, they released their second batch in December. I expect them to do the same this year. As I wrote earlier, I prefer the high number DJ pickings.

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

by jen02 » Oct 13th, '17, 14:35

Hello everyone, newbie here. I am currently drinking green tea and English breakfast. I drink my tea plain, I don't like sugar, milk or honey in it. I have a couple questions. I'm not sure where to post them. One question is about black tea and the other question is about Pau D'arco. I want to learn more about health benefits of drinking tea. Have a great day, Jen

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

by ethan » Oct 14th, '17, 01:44

MuYun wrote: I usually drink Taiwanese black teas Honey Scent and Red Jade(No. 18), other times some classical Chinese Red teas like Dian Hong or Keemun black. These usually doesn't require sugar or milk/lemon as they are delicious just by themselves.
Any suggestions on similar teas to expand my Black(Read) Tea horizon?
I can suggest a few specifically. One is No. 21 from the same work done in Taiwan that produced No. 18; however, not just any 21. Until I tasted the particular harvest from a farmer/producer this year, I thought I did not like it. I can say the same about Assam teas that I have from Taiwan. PM sent.

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

by Psyck » Oct 14th, '17, 06:54

jen02 wrote: ... One question is about black tea and the other question is about Pau D'arco. I want to learn more about health benefits of drinking tea. Have a great day, Jen
Tea has antioxidants and hence the associated health benefits due to them. Among its other health benefits, it also assists in weight loss though there are presently insufficient human studies on this as it is a relatively new area of research.

European Journal of Nutrition - Decaffeinated green and black tea polyphenols decrease weight gain and alter microbiome populations and function in diet-induced obese mice
https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 017-1542-8

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

by jen02 » Oct 17th, '17, 12:08

Is Red Rose tea black tea? What exactly is considered black tea?

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

by ljfnord » Oct 28th, '17, 12:15

A nice, smoky Lapsang Souchong from Teavivre. Goes good with an early morning football game.

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