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

by TwoPynts » Nov 11th 10 9:00 pm

I was surprised to realize that black teas didn't have one of these threads so I took it upon myself to start one. :mrgreen:

I've been drinking Adagio's Yunnan Noir today. I oversteeped the first batch and it was on the bitter side. Later infusions were much more mellow. Malty with a hint of coco. Not my favorite black, but good.

Getting ready to brew up some of Mandarin's 2010 Wuyi Jin Jun Mai - 2nd Grade in a few. :)

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

by Victoria » Nov 11th 10 9:14 pm

I actually feel like I am slumming it a bit this morning with a lesser quality blended Darjeeling from Lupicia. "A blend of quality first flush Darjeeling using mainly clonal species of the tea plant to produce a tea with pronounced floral characteristics." The hooked me in with "flowery" but the tea is pretty chopped and not top end. It's just "ok" I'll finish the bag, but I should have known better.

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

by Tead Off » Nov 12th 10 2:36 pm

Makaibari Silver Tips. One of the best teas I've had from Darjeeling. Huge leaves, full flavor. Nothing shy about this one.

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

by NOESIS » Nov 12th 10 8:33 pm

Darjeeling 2nd Flush 'Turzum' organic.

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

by Tead Off » Nov 13th 10 10:43 am

NOESIS wrote:Darjeeling 2nd Flush 'Turzum' organic.
Nice tea. I just bought some of it there.

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

by laura99 » Nov 13th 10 11:39 am

Keemun Rhapsody to start this morning.

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

by Alucard » Nov 13th 10 2:58 pm

This morning i am having a spring Tai Tung Hao Xian, it has a nice honey like flavor.

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

by artmom » Nov 13th 10 4:05 pm

2nd Flush 2010 Hattialli Golden Lion an Assam from Lochan Teas. My go to Tea for a smooth, delicious cuppa'. :)

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

by geeber1 » Nov 13th 10 5:01 pm

Nilgiri Neela from Tao of Tea.

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

by TwoPynts » Nov 15th 10 5:22 pm

Yunnan Black Gold "Simao Black" from Jas.
Slurp!

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

by Victoria » Nov 15th 10 7:35 pm

Foshou Mao Feng from Imperial Teas.

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

by TwoPynts » Nov 16th 10 7:36 pm

2009 Yunnan Pure Small Bud "Gold Tips" from Jas. It makes a very soothing, rich broth.

I am amazed at how the regional Yunnan flavor permeates so many teas from that area.

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

by teaisme » Nov 16th 10 10:32 pm

Organic Kagoshima Japanese Black Tea from yuukicha
Takes a lot of leaf to get a cup I like, not very impressive gongfued, pretty sensitive to brewing vessel, many similarities to a keemun imo

Though good nothing stands out at all for me...everything I find in this tea I can find better in a decent keemun with much less leaf ie. jing tea shop everyday organic keemun beats this hands down for me and its much cheaper and more complex (the yuuki does have a decent sweet aftertaste though and good about not getting bitter with long steeps)

I imagine their handpicked blacks are still worth a try, look pretty tasty

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

by NOESIS » Nov 17th 10 2:52 am

Sun Moon Lake from EoT.

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

by Tead Off » Nov 17th 10 5:34 am

MIM Silver Blossoms Darjeeling. Primarily whole leaves. Organic.
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