May 29th, '08, 16:23
Joined: Dec 20th, '06
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Any comments on that Bamboo Roasted Puerh? It looks like so much fun. Not so sure I would count it as flavored, however, nor the 2002 Tangerine Wrapped Puerh, but I guess both of them are.rodstnmn wrote:I normally never drink flavored teas, but you caught me with one today.
Beidao wrote:henley wrote:I'll have to keep my eye out for an unflavored Russian tea to try. What brand is yours?
I'm afraid that it's not really a brand tea and I'm also afraid that you could not get this specific tea unless I send you a sample. Which I can, of course, if you want me to. But if you like it you cannot buy it anyway... which may feel irritating!
By the way, I have no idea why the vendor calls this tea "Russian". I find it very irritating not to know more about it. Grr, stupid Swedish tea stores.
Thanx for the offer. You are right, though. If I like it & want more it would be frustrating not to be able to get it. I'll keep my eyes open online.
May 29th, '08, 18:05
Joined: Jan 8th, '08
Location: Southern CA
Victoria wrote:For me this afternoon - Baozhong ...
Happy Birthday, Scarlet Glow!
What she said!
Drinking a nice Baozhong from the Tea Box and wishing a Happy Birthday to Scarlet Glow!
Sorry you didn't like my Csar Nicolas tea, henley. It is supposed to be a Russian version of Earl Grey, the "perfume" is actually bergamot. I used to like this tea quite a lot and have great amounts of it that I bought in a small authentic Russian store here (where they speak only Russian!) But I seem to have moved on and away from flavored and scented teas and towards plain greens. Who knows how tastes change...
RussianSoul wrote: Sorry you didn't like my Csar Nicolas tea, henley. It is supposed to be a Russian version of Earl Grey, the "perfume" is actually bergamot. I used to like this tea quite a lot and have great amounts of it that I bought in a small authentic Russian store here (where they speak only Russian!)
Aha! That explains it... I don't like Earl Grey tea or bergamot. People who enjoy Earl Grey should really like it, though. However, I am currently enjoying a cuppa Oolong #8 w/a little of the Blood Orange you sent. Kinda like the OBO but a lighter on the orange flavor. It's quite tasty!
BTW, like your new avatar. Is this a new member of your teaware family?
henley wrote:BTW, like your new avatar. Is this a new member of your teaware family?
The avatar is a piece made by a famous Russian porcelain factory Lomonosovo. This is a pot from their Cobalt series. I don't have it and probably won't as it is huge - 6 cups, I have no use for this size. But Lomonosovo china objects are art pieces to be admired, quite exquisite. Some day I may go for their cups.
Flavored teas are all part of my tea enjoyment, even more so in warm weather. This morning I finished off some iced Mango (black), then made a pitcher of iced Constant Comment (improved by adding Darjeeling 22). I enjoyed a couple of steeps of Ti Kuan Yin, but later I even added mint & lavender to the leaves to drink on ice.