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

by TwoPynts » Nov 29th 10 7:26 pm

Essence of Assam from 52Teas.
Very nice flavor and hard to overbrew. Nothing extraordinary but it's a good, solid Assam.

http://www.52teas.com/2010/06/08/essence-of-assam/

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

by mosshorn » Nov 30th 10 6:50 pm

Drinking a Turzum 2nd Flush Darjeeling from Tea Emporium. It almost tastes like it has cream in it, but I love the citrus notes and the darjeeling spike is mild, which I also like. This is a very good tea!

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

by NOESIS » Nov 30th 10 11:04 pm

Darjeeling FF Jungpana from Mariage Freres. A pure China bush selection, which I generally prefer to clonal. Beautiful, small hand-plucked leaves with abundant silver tip. Very penetrating aroma and a long finish. I rate it a 9/10.

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

by shah82 » Dec 1st 10 12:26 am

last year's Lochan Jungpana muscatel.

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

by Tead Off » Dec 1st 10 3:19 am

NOESIS wrote:Darjeeling FF Jungpana from Mariage Freres. A pure China bush selection, which I generally prefer to clonal. Beautiful, small hand-plucked leaves with abundant silver tip. Very penetrating aroma and a long finish. I rate it a 9/10.
I like Jungpana. I couldn't find a shred of it in Darjeeling.

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

by NOESIS » Dec 1st 10 4:08 am

Tead Off wrote: I like Jungpana. I couldn't find a shred of it in Darjeeling.
One of my favorite gardens year-after-year, along with Sungma/Turzum and Castleton. This years FF Jungpana SFTGFOP1 is exceptional. Worth the splurge from Mariage Freres...and I think Thunderbolt had a more moderately priced selection from them as well. :wink:

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

by Tead Off » Dec 1st 10 9:13 am

NOESIS wrote:
Tead Off wrote: I like Jungpana. I couldn't find a shred of it in Darjeeling.
One of my favorite gardens year-after-year, along with Sungma/Turzum and Castleton. This years FF Jungpana SFTGFOP1 is exceptional. Worth the splurge from Mariage Freres...and I think Thunderbolt had a more moderately priced selection from them as well. :wink:
Can you post pics of the leaves both dry and wet?

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

by huysmans » Dec 1st 10 5:09 pm

Russian Style blend from McNulty's.

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

by TwoPynts » Dec 1st 10 7:54 pm

I blended some blacks together today. Gold tips, irish breakfast, Simao black gold and Assam. Came out very rich and satisfying!

8) It also inspired me to create a new Signature Blend!

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

by TIM » Dec 1st 10 8:31 pm

Shizuoka Red, a Japanese green tea which is fully oxidized. Tasted like a Darjeeling FF :roll:

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

by geeber1 » Dec 1st 10 10:19 pm

Keemun Mao Feng

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

by shah82 » Dec 1st 10 10:48 pm

This time, I share your contempt, TIM. Not really even as nice as a (non-oolong) FF. Very smooth with a touch of spice. So smooth, you forget about ever drinking it.

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

by TIM » Dec 2nd 10 5:16 pm

shah82 wrote:This time, I share your contempt, TIM. Not really even as nice as a (non-oolong) FF. Very smooth with a touch of spice. So smooth, you forget about ever drinking it.
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Sorry for your experience shah82.... perhaps yours went stale? :(
The 2010 im having did have a brisk floral finish, not smooth per se, but lively.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by IPT » Dec 2nd 10 5:27 pm

Huysmans, are you a Buster Keaton fan?

I've been a huge fan of Buster Keaton for decades. I love his work!!!!!!!

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

by shah82 » Dec 2nd 10 11:51 pm

No, it wasn't stale...

I really enjoy Houde's more outrageous taiwan black teas. I also enjoy good n18 leaf teas. However, most taiwan and japanese teas are too easygoing for me. I really tend to prefer things like assam if it's something I've not had before because they are so in your face.