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

by Tead Off » Dec 14th 10 4:49 pm

Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial. Not so easy to find. A White Darjeeling with a floral bouqet aroma and smooth flavor. Light, delicate, and, on the expensive side, bought in India.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by TwoPynts » Dec 14th 10 6:17 pm

Brewed up a batch of Adagio's Yunnan Golden Curls this morning. Truly one of my top 10 favorite teas, so far.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by iannon » Dec 15th 10 12:28 am

trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling

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

by TwoPynts » Dec 15th 10 2:35 pm

iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling
How was it?

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

by iannon » Dec 15th 10 2:36 pm

TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling
How was it?
Ok..pleasant.. nothing to scream about tbh but decent enough for a cuppa

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

by laura99 » Dec 16th 10 2:29 am

iannon wrote:
TwoPynts wrote:
iannon wrote:trying out my before now unopened adagio spring darjeeling
How was it?
Ok..pleasant.. nothing to scream about tbh but decent enough for a cuppa
I received a sample of this earlier in the year and enjoyed it enough to purchase some. But this batch seems very different. I cannot seem to brew it and it not be bitter. Brought the temp down to 180 and it is OK, but still not quite right.

A new black tea that I have been enjoying is 2009 Winter Ruby Black from Norbu. I have been drinking mostly Yunnan black for a while, and this is a nice change.

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

by Tead Off » Dec 16th 10 9:41 am

Sungma 2010 2nd flush. Leaves not much to look at. Many broken, some tips. But, wow, what an explosion of aroma and taste. Aroma of baked fruit bars with a marzipan flavor and full mouth of happiness. Deep tea with dark amber color. Love it.

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

by TwoPynts » Dec 16th 10 3:11 pm

Yunnan Gold Tips from Jas. Yummy stuff, and perfect to enjoy in colder weather!
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by nickE » Dec 21st 10 8:12 pm

2010 Sun Moon Lake black from EoT, again... :mrgreen:

Malty, syrupy, sugary, and a long aftertaste.

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

by AdamMY » Dec 26th 10 3:16 am

Gave Tea Galleries Keemun a whirl today in my new large gaiwan... worked out wonderfully.

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

by Tead Off » Dec 28th 10 1:37 pm

nickE wrote:2010 Sun Moon Lake black from EoT, again... :mrgreen:

Malty, syrupy, sugary, and a long aftertaste.
Same tea inside that Bizen teapot. Same description but with a strong flavor of red dates. Really yummy in the mouth.
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Re: What Black(Red) Tea Are You Drinking Right Now?

by AdamMY » Dec 28th 10 7:09 pm

Tead off I must say you have some excellent looking Teaware!

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

by fracol » Dec 28th 10 7:59 pm

spring 2010 harvest Yunnan Gold Buds from Norbu Tea

Rather tasty... the first and second brews were good, the third started weakening, and forth and fifth were bitter, weak, and tasted little more than water.

Originally I was tasting some kind of citrus, perhaps orange and toward the second and third I could taste some undertones of honey.

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

by Tead Off » Dec 29th 10 3:21 am

AdamMY wrote:Tead off I must say you have some excellent looking Teaware!
Matt Brown small yunomi, bizen teapot, and, Petr Novak tray. I love mix and match and have great regards for Japanese teapots like Bizenyaki.

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

by sneakers » Dec 29th 10 7:13 am

Kenilworth Ceylon from Silver Tips Tea in NY. It's one of my standards.