Expanding my Tea horizons

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Expanding my Tea horizons

by rrrrowsdower » Jan 27th 20 2:07 pm

I have been drinking Irish Breakfast for a long time and it has always been a favorite due to the "earthy" flavor (maybe thats what is referred to as "malty", not sure), but recently I have been on a quest to find something stronger than Irish Breakfast. I tend to simply leave my teabags in my cup until im done drinking it, as the darker and stronger the better.

I placed my first ever order of loose leaf tea last week from Tealyra and I ended up buying several different Pu'Erhs (35 year aged, and 5 year aged naked Pu'Erh), some Assam Harmony, and several fruity varieties for my wife. It wasnt long before I learned that Assam seems to have that earthy flavor I am looking for. I've even started mixing bits of different tea leaves together to search for my perfect blend. And its been kinda fun.

I thought I was simply looking for the "blackest tea" but now I think I am actually looking for the strongest Assam tea.

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Re: Expanding my Tea horizons

by Bridgette » Jan 28th 20 3:35 pm

Welcome to TeaChat!

I've loved Irish Breakfast for awhile, but have found a new love in Scottish Breakfast- have you ever tried?

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Re: Expanding my Tea horizons

by rrrrowsdower » Jan 29th 20 1:21 pm

Bridgette wrote: Welcome to TeaChat!

I've loved Irish Breakfast for awhile, but have found a new love in Scottish Breakfast- have you ever tried?
I actually have never seen Scottish Breakfast so I wasnt aware it existed. I will definitely try it next time I order some tea. I think right now I'm looking for the strongest Assam flavor I can really find. At the moment I have been making a 50/50 mix of Assam Harmony / 35 year aged Royal Pu'Erh Guangxi.

I tend to leave the leaves in for a very long time. With Irish Breakfast I typically never take the teabag out of the cup as I like it strong. I'm finding for this one though I may actually need to eventually take it out eventually.

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Re: Expanding my Tea horizons

by Bridgette » Jan 29th 20 4:21 pm

rrrrowsdower wrote:
Bridgette wrote: Welcome to TeaChat!

I've loved Irish Breakfast for awhile, but have found a new love in Scottish Breakfast- have you ever tried?
I actually have never seen Scottish Breakfast so I wasnt aware it existed. I will definitely try it next time I order some tea. I think right now I'm looking for the strongest Assam flavor I can really find. At the moment I have been making a 50/50 mix of Assam Harmony / 35 year aged Royal Pu'Erh Guangxi.

I tend to leave the leaves in for a very long time. With Irish Breakfast I typically never take the teabag out of the cup as I like it strong. I'm finding for this one though I may actually need to eventually take it out eventually.
I also have a bad habit of "over-steeping"/never removing the teabag from the cup. I find I can do this easily with any teas I generally take sweet and milky only. I find if I overbrew white or green by a second I can't stand it haha

I know I'm biased, but I do l like Adagio's Scottish Breakfast.