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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by Teaism » Mar 2nd, '14, 08:46

Dian Hong. Running very low on this nice tea. Very nice comfortable tea, sweet and smooth. Hmmm...need to look around to stock up...
... Qimen also running on reserve. The future for good tea is really bleak. :(

Cheers! :D

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by xdunlapx » Mar 9th, '14, 00:53

Chamraj Nilgiri with 1 TB of wild desert honey (raw) and a little half & half. Oh it was awesome... The perfect cup of tea. It got rid of my headache very quickly. :D

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by nrstooge » Mar 14th, '14, 09:24

Today will be scottish breakfast blend in honor of George Donaldson who passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack in his sleep at 46. He was one of the original members of Celtic Thunder. George.. here's to you!

I'll raise something more befitting when I can.

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by MacGuffin » Mar 17th, '14, 16:34

A summer Namsang from Assam Tea Company that I forgot I had. Very malty, very smooth.

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by William » Apr 9th, '14, 09:41

Taiwanese black (red) tea.

Opinions regarding this leaf?

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by bonescwa » Apr 9th, '14, 12:17

Looks like the red jade varietal to me.

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by William » Apr 9th, '14, 15:04

bonescwa wrote:Looks like the red jade varietal to me.
This batch comes from a cultivar introduced during the japanese occupation (1895 ~ 1945).

What was interesting, in my opinion, is the fact that is not fully oxidized. There were even some, slightly more greener than this one.
What I wonder is whether it was done intentionally or not.

What is your opinion?

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by bonescwa » Apr 9th, '14, 16:20

William wrote:
bonescwa wrote:Looks like the red jade varietal to me.
This batch comes from a cultivar introduced during the japanese occupation (1895 ~ 1945).

What was interesting, in my opinion, is the fact that is not fully oxidized. There were even some, slightly more greener than this one.
What I wonder is whether it was done intentionally or not.

What is your opinion?
Maybe it's one of the Assam hybrids? I'm not very knowledgeable, I have had a few Taiwanese blacks and it reminded me of the jade cultivar because of the shape, texture, and color. Is this a guessing game or do you know the answer, because I'm curious :D

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by William » Apr 9th, '14, 16:45

bonescwa wrote:
William wrote:
bonescwa wrote:Looks like the red jade varietal to me.
This batch comes from a cultivar introduced during the japanese occupation (1895 ~ 1945).

What was interesting, in my opinion, is the fact that is not fully oxidized. There were even some, slightly more greener than this one.
What I wonder is whether it was done intentionally or not.

What is your opinion?
Maybe it's one of the Assam hybrids? I'm not very knowledgeable, I have had a few Taiwanese blacks and it reminded me of the jade cultivar because of the shape, texture, and color. Is this a guessing game or do you know the answer, because I'm curious :D
Yes, one of the few Assam cultivar's hybrids still existing.

Just curiosity. :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by William » Apr 10th, '14, 11:57

Red Jade, Sun Moon Lake - July 2005, from Philip.
Smooth, complex aroma, lingering aftertaste. The storage, during this 9 yeas, has been pretty good.
In my opinion, not the right candidate for further aging.

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by bonescwa » Apr 11th, '14, 10:09

William wrote:Red Jade, Sun Moon Lake - July 2005, from Philip.
Smooth, complex aroma, lingering aftertaste. The storage, during this 9 yeas, has been pretty good.
In my opinion, not the right candidate for further aging.

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Cool, I have some red jade from TTC and I find it has a predominant taste in early steepings of sweet potato, but it changes to something that is a unique taste to me.

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by William » Apr 11th, '14, 12:15

bonescwa wrote:
William wrote:Red Jade, Sun Moon Lake - July 2005, from Philip.
Smooth, complex aroma, lingering aftertaste. The storage, during this 9 yeas, has been pretty good.
In my opinion, not the right candidate for further aging.

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Cool, I have some red jade from TTC and I find it has a predominant taste in early steepings of sweet potato, but it changes to something that is a unique taste to me.
Try this one from 2005. In my opinion, the character, the aroma and the tea itself is different from those harvested in more recent years.
These nine years have certainly changed, albeit mildly, this tea.
Furthermore, it is rare to find aged Red Jade, since this cultivar was introduced in the year 1999.

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by the_economist » Apr 26th, '14, 21:09

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Some Ruby 18 (http://www.origintea.net/oolong/2013-su ... i-red-jade) to tide me through a late night in the office...

The leaves are much prettier than I expected!

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Re: Official what Black (Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by chrl42 » Apr 27th, '14, 22:27

the_economist wrote:Image

Some Ruby 18 (http://www.origintea.net/oolong/2013-su ... i-red-jade) to tide me through a late night in the office...

The leaves are much prettier than I expected!
Adorable Peng Gai (helmet lid)!

I really like Peng Gai SPs, they are easier to handle with a finger. ROC genuine ones are really dream :)

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