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Recommend some teas :D

by RookieCookie » Dec 6th 15 1:03 am

Hello, RookieCookie here,

I was wondering if you could recommend me some teas that you have tried before and are good. Thanks! I am a beginner in tea and I prefer chinese teas to any other type. Not that I do not like other teas :lol:

DRUNK:
  • MOST:Tie Guan Yin
    2. Menghai Pu-erh
    3. Jasmine Tea
    4. Sencha
    OCCASIONALLY:Chrysanthemum

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by BioHorn » Dec 6th 15 5:28 am

Welcome to the forum. What is your budget?

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by RookieCookie » Dec 6th 15 11:54 pm

BioHorn wrote:Welcome to the forum. What is your budget?
Hello BioHorn!

My budget would be around $25.. anything a bit over budget is ok. On a sidenote some of them I may able to find in teashops over in SG, which is in Asia. Therefore finding the teas would not be extremely hard.

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by kuánglóng » Dec 7th 15 12:57 am

Do you want to stay in the greener, more flowery zone of the spectrum for a while or maybe try something different? Since you seem to like TGY you might want to check out some taiwanese oolongs like Dong Ding, Ali Shan, Li Shan, ... or some chinese green (too many to mention) or white teas like Silver Needles or Bai Mu Dan to name but a few.

Happy exploring!

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by RookieCookie » Dec 7th 15 1:28 am

kuánglóng wrote:Do you want to stay in the greener, more flowery zone of the spectrum for a while or maybe try something different? Since you seem to like TGY you might want to check out some taiwanese oolongs like Dong Ding, Ali Shan, Li Shan, ... or some chinese green (too many to mention) or white teas like Silver Needles or Bai Mu Dan to name but a few.

Happy exploring!
Thanks! I like to try variety, but I might be sticking to the TGY spectrum.

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by BioHorn » Dec 7th 15 3:26 am

RookieCookie wrote:
BioHorn wrote:Welcome to the forum. What is your budget?
Hello BioHorn!

My budget would be around $25.. anything a bit over budget is ok. On a sidenote some of them I may able to find in teashops over in SG, which is in Asia. Therefore finding the teas would not be extremely hard.
Suggestions in green are good.
White tea might be a fun way to start. Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong can also be very appealing. It can tend to be a bit more stone-fruity and energetic. You could try that cold brewed to get an idea.
I just bought some white tea from Upton Tea and Dragon Tea House.
Something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supreme-Organic ... 0667770790
Or this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aged-Premium-Ba ... 1036178835

Or Phoenix Dan Cong:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honey-Orchid-Mi ... 1049097815

Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by RookieCookie » Dec 7th 15 8:34 am

BioHorn wrote:
RookieCookie wrote:
BioHorn wrote:Welcome to the forum. What is your budget?
Hello BioHorn!

My budget would be around $25.. anything a bit over budget is ok. On a sidenote some of them I may able to find in teashops over in SG, which is in Asia. Therefore finding the teas would not be extremely hard.
Suggestions in green are good.
White tea might be a fun way to start. Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong can also be very appealing. It can tend to be a bit more stone-fruity and energetic. You could try that cold brewed to get an idea.
I just bought some white tea from Upton Tea and Dragon Tea House.
Something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supreme-Organic ... 0667770790
Or this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aged-Premium-Ba ... 1036178835

Or Phoenix Dan Cong:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honey-Orchid-Mi ... 1049097815

Have fun and let us know how it goes!
Thanks BioHorn!

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by Tea_Addict » Jan 10th 16 2:01 am

Hi, I'm also new to this forum :D
If your budget is 25$, you may wanna try Panas Karantina bitter melon tea. I like bitter melon because it helps with diabetes. But most other bitter melon teas in the market use the fruit so they are extremely hard to drink. This tea is different. It's made from the stems and leaves, mixed with some other herbs. So it's not bitter at all :roll:
I get it on Amazon US. Not sure about your place, though.

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by BioHorn » Jan 13th 16 3:48 am

You might also try some tasty and easy to brew
www.white2tea.com Lingcang Tea Orbs
http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2015-smooch/
Or these other orbs
http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2012- ... arbor-orb/

Puerh orbs are a great idea.

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Re: Recommend some teas :D

by bagua7 » Jan 18th 16 1:10 am

RookieCookie wrote:I am a beginner in tea and I prefer chinese teas to any other type.
Sure, I'm experimenting now with TCM blends and also some generic which are consumed in the Sinosphere.

Here are some:

1. Ba Bao Cha.

You can replace ginseng (ren shen) with codonopsis root (dang shen) but then yu must increase the quantity (4 slices to 8 slices) in order to deliver the same effect as ginseng.

I prefer rolled jasmine green tea instead of plain green tea leaves to increase the floral taste of the brew.

This recipe is missing licorice root (gancao). Add 1-2 slices.

2. Cooked puerh + chrysanthemum tea (Xue Ju variety)

3. Cooked puerh + white chrysanthemum + goji berries (gou qi zi)

4. If you want to lose some weight, the following is a great "Han-herbal brew":

-Hawthorn fruit (shan zha) (5g)
-Cloves (3 pieces)
-Lemongrass (dried) (3g)
-Rock sugar or agave syrup to taste
- Add boiling water to the herbs and infuse for 5 minutes (use a clay pot to brew the tea)
- Add a bit of rock sugar or agave syrup to taste
(Hawthorn Slimming Tea)

5. Here's a cooling herbal tea (liang cha) consumed in SE Asia to clear the heat after a heavy or spicy meal, or simply to dispel summer heat:

Monk's fruit and chrysanthemum flowers tea

Adjust the ingredients for one person as the above makes 8 servings; so we have:

-Monk's fruit (1 piece)
-Dried chrysanthemum flowers (5 g)
-Dried longan fruit (5g)
-Rock sugar (add to taste)


Enjoy!