Favorite Black Tea

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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Favorite Black Tea

by compl3x » Oct 17th 15 5:20 pm

Hi,
you can tell from my number of posts here that i am very new to this forum. I have been looking for black teas in the last months, but i never bought one and i only use the ones from the supermarket. So, maybe if you guys can help me by giving me your 1st and 2nd favorite tea that you enjoy so I can try it.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by miig » Oct 17th 15 5:44 pm

Hi,
well, maybe an interesting comparison would be to try some real Darjeeling. I know, every supermarket package says this, but this region produces astonishingly beautiful teas.
So my tip is: Find some fresh, high quality First Flush and Second Flush Darjeeling.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by shooglen » Oct 17th 15 7:03 pm

Hi - I've particularly enjoyed Fu Shou Mei Feng Qing black tea from yunnansourcing.com, I'd recommend that.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by ragamuffin » Oct 20th 15 11:43 pm

My favorites are Yunnan Sourcing's Ailao High Mountian Red and Verdant Tea's Laoshan Black

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by ClarG » Nov 2nd 15 8:24 pm

At the moment I'm really enjoying both Ceylon and Darjeeling black tea.

I also like the blend of black teas known as Earl Grey as well.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by Tead Off » Dec 19th 15 6:52 am

Impossible for me to choose just one.

Darjeeling and Nepali teas are very high up on my list.
Japanese and Korean black teas are also some of the most interesting ones I've tasted.
Most of the Yunnan blacks are too sweet for my taste as well as the Taiwanese blacks that I've had. They are still good, but not my preferred profile.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by alix » Dec 21st 15 11:31 pm

yuchi wild mountain from taiwan tea craft

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by pedant » Dec 22nd 15 12:10 am

you can't go wrong with trying out yunnansourcing's black teas.
http://yunnansourcing.com/
if you are in the US, they have a site that ships domestically (but has a smaller selection):
http://yunnansourcing.us/

i didn't get it from them this year, but i've gotten this tea from them several times and enjoyed it:
http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/inde ... er=product

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by LouPepe » Dec 23rd 15 2:55 am

Tead Off wrote:Impossible for me to choose just one.

Darjeeling and Nepali teas are very high up on my list.
Japanese and Korean black teas are also some of the most interesting ones I've tasted.
Most of the Yunnan blacks are too sweet for my taste as well as the Taiwanese blacks that I've had. They are still good, but not my preferred profile.
Curious as to where you source your Korean and Japanese blacks?

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by Tead Off » Dec 24th 15 3:26 am

LouPepe wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Impossible for me to choose just one.

Darjeeling and Nepali teas are very high up on my list.
Japanese and Korean black teas are also some of the most interesting ones I've tasted.
Most of the Yunnan blacks are too sweet for my taste as well as the Taiwanese blacks that I've had. They are still good, but not my preferred profile.
Curious as to where you source your Korean and Japanese blacks?
The Korean blacks that I like are made by a teamaster I met on one trip there. He sells domestically and I had a friend who lived nearby that would supply me. Now the friend is gone, back to USA.

The Japanese blacks you can get through some of the vendors that are popular for sencha/gyokuro, and such. There are many.

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by BioHorn » Dec 24th 15 3:35 am

We are going to be doing a comprehensive Yunnan Sourcing black tasting in a few days. Will get back to you!

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by pedant » Dec 24th 15 6:27 pm

BioHorn wrote:We are going to be doing a comprehensive Yunnan Sourcing black tasting in a few days. Will get back to you!
looking forward to it!

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by pedant » Jan 10th 16 2:16 am

pedant wrote:
BioHorn wrote:We are going to be doing a comprehensive Yunnan Sourcing black tasting in a few days. Will get back to you!
looking forward to it!
update?

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by BioHorn » Jan 10th 16 3:07 am

pedant wrote:
pedant wrote:
BioHorn wrote:We are going to be doing a comprehensive Yunnan Sourcing black tasting in a few days. Will get back to you!
looking forward to it!
update?
Thank you for checking in! So sorry. Mr.F has sent me the notes in a word file. I am tied up with family for another week or two. I will try to get it out before February!

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Re: Favorite Black Tea

by whatsinaname » Jan 15th 16 4:15 pm

Shiuwen at floating leaves tea had a wonderful yunnan gold that I just loved! Went to order more, and it was gone.

I've been on a black tea kick lately with several selections from FLT, tea trekker, rishi, jing, EoT, and Upton.

Does Upton sell any good tea? Everything I got from them is tuition tea. To be avoided.

As I've gotten older, I'm more sensitive to sheng puerh. None at all in this cold weather season. I have a cake of shou from FLT I'm chipping away at.
I love Rishi's rooibos for a non-caffeinated warm cup at night.