Which black teas are your favorites?

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Which black teas are your favorites?

by ClarG » Feb 5th 14 5:58 am

I enjoy all types/flushes of Darjeeling, Keemun, pu-erh, Assam, Nilgiri, sometimes Lapsang souchong if it's not way too smokey, Earl Grey, Yunnan gold rush, Ceylon/Sir Lankan, Masala chai, and that's about it.

I forgot about Nepalese black tea I really enjoy that as well.

I've had Russian Caravan and I thought it was OK but I prefer Lapsang souchong to it.
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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by MEversbergII » Feb 5th 14 3:00 pm

Minhongs. Followed by good Yunnanese blacks.

Now that I've found a good smoked lapsang, certainly enjoying that.

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by sherubtse » Feb 5th 14 8:01 pm

It depends on my mood, and what I am craving at any particular time. But I will always enjoy a top-tier Nepalese FF / SF.

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by m1nt » Feb 6th 14 3:49 am

Mine are dian hong, keemun, and zheng shan xiao zhong.

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by William » Feb 6th 14 7:17 pm

Taiwanese black tea, I really really love them! :oops:

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by sherubtse » Feb 6th 14 10:45 pm

I may have to revise the opinion I expressed above, as I am drinking a FF Jungpana that is fantastic!

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by tjsan » Feb 7th 14 10:11 pm

Wakoucha (和紅茶), japanese black tea. Japan FTW! 8)

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by Whalebreath » Feb 16th 14 3:54 am

Keyhung, Hunwal, Tinderet and a good Kambaa sometime Gunung Dempo if it's to be had-not the easiest brew to source.

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by chrl42 » Feb 18th 14 6:05 am

Keemun and Darjeeling. 8)

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by MEversbergII » Feb 18th 14 1:57 pm

tjsan wrote:Wakoucha (和紅茶), japanese black tea. Japan FTW! 8)
Not had that; now on my to-do list!

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by Teaism » Feb 18th 14 2:40 pm

m1nt wrote:Mine are dian hong, keemun, and zheng shan xiao zhong.
Bingo! Exactly the same as what I like! Cheers! :D

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by the_economist » Feb 18th 14 8:15 pm

Dianhong + Keemun blend :)

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by CWarren » Feb 19th 14 5:29 am

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by jayinhk » Feb 19th 14 7:51 am

Sabah Tea (black tea from Borneo). Significantly different from the English Breakfast/Assam/Indian CTC/Earl Grey the rest of my family drinks. I always pick up a half kilo or so when I'm out in Kota Kinabalu.

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Re: Which black teas are your favorites?

by Alex » Feb 26th 14 8:15 am

Assam. Being English its in my blood :lol: