Recommendations: White --> Black teas

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Recommendations: White --> Black teas

by parislexi » Jun 29th 18 6:24 pm

I have been drinking white teas for quite a number of years.

I have, also, tried several green and oolong teas.

As a child, teen, and young adult, I drank Lipton tea – the only black tea I have ever drunk.

Now, I would like to try some ‘refined’ black teas – perhaps an English breakfast tea, etc.

In the beginning, I would prefer a few black teas that are mellower than most other black teas, not too strong/hearty – something for someone who needs to be slowly transitioned into the black tea world, not plunged into it! I am aware that black teas have much more caffeine than white.

I, also, would prefer a black tea that doesn’t need milk to do whatever milk does for other black tea drinkers.

Suggestions, please!

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Re: Recommendations: White --> Black teas

by Simon_Qc » Jun 29th 18 7:53 pm

parislexi wrote: I have been drinking white teas for quite a number of years.

I have, also, tried several green and oolong teas.

As a child, teen, and young adult, I drank Lipton tea – the only black tea I have ever drunk.

Now, I would like to try some ‘refined’ black teas – perhaps an English breakfast tea, etc.

In the beginning, I would prefer a few black teas that are mellower than most other black teas, not too strong/hearty – something for someone who needs to be slowly transitioned into the black tea world, not plunged into it! I am aware that black teas have much more caffeine than white.

I, also, would prefer a black tea that doesn’t need milk to do whatever milk does for other black tea drinkers.

Suggestions, please!
I would definitely start with Darjeeling.
1st Flush is more like green tea, 2nd Flush is black but easy to drink without milk.