jayinhk wrote: Bok wrote:
jayinhk wrote:I prefer sinensis var. sinensis blacks to var. assamica. The TGY black ethan and I discovered in Taipei, and jinjunmei, are more pleasurable than any assamica black IMO.
Ever since I have had my first Taiwanese Black tea, I find it hard to find pleasure in any other kind of black tea... feel all flat or too assidic in comparison.
Agree, Indian blacks were meant to replicate Chinese blacks...IMO assamica is best green or as pu erh. I haven't had an assamica oolong yet!
If Indian blacks were meant to replicate Chinese blacks, I feel like they failed miserably.
Perhaps times have changed since back then to their own identity.
Personally, I have only had Indian assammica blacks. I do not think I have had a Yunnan black... yet. I think I have one lying around somewhere though, but whether or not it is assamica I do not know. Being from Yunnan, I imagine the chances are high. I will brew it up and see what I think. But, I really prefer Assam over any other Indian tea, including darjeeling. I should give a Taiwanese black a spin someday soon.Still waiting on my Yunnan Sourcing package to try those assamica greens.