What Black Are You Drinking

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Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:44 pm

I have 100 grams of some Wild Lapsang Souchong from Wuyi Origins in my war chest. I'm normally drinking Oolong tea daily but this one calls me from time to time.
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:37 pm

That's a good tea! John B. gave me about 15 grams of that a few years ago. Cheers
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Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 am

Chawangshop's 2019 Baoshan Yesheng Hongcha this morning.

I'm trying to find a new office daily drinker, something in the ~$.10-.15 per gram price range that I can safely buy a kilo or two of. I was hoping Farmerleaf would release a new bath of their Jingmai sun-dried black (both spring and autumn of 2019 was outstanding for the price, I've gone through about 800 grams of the latter and just don't get tired of it), in which case that would be my obvious choice, but so far nothing has shown up....

This Baoshan wild tea is a strong contender though. Sweet and almost no astringency, a very good choice for grandpa-style brewing.
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Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:39 pm

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen,

My wife and I are both heavily addicted tea drinkers, gulping more than 6 cuppas a day. For maternity related reasons, my wife has to cut down the intake of caffeine. We have tried 3 brands of decaf teas: Dilmah, absolutely dissapointing; Yorkshire, acceptable; PG Tips, not bad.

I understand that the process of decaffeination destroys and removes the nature and flavour of teas, but surely there is at least one, just one decaf tea out there that tastes close enough to the proper flavour. I also understand that deliciousness is a very subjective matter. I would like to know, what is the most tasty decaf tea (non-flavoured black blend that goes well with milk) that you have come across so far?

Thank you very much

Kind Regards

Arthur
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Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm

Arthur wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:39 pm
My wife and I are both heavily addicted tea drinkers, gulping more than 6 cuppas a day. For maternity related reasons, my wife has to cut down the intake of caffeine. We have tried 3 brands of decaf teas: Dilmah, absolutely dissapointing; Yorkshire, acceptable; PG Tips, not bad.

I understand that the process of decaffeination destroys and removes the nature and flavour of teas, but surely there is at least one, just one decaf tea out there that tastes close enough to the proper flavour. I also understand that deliciousness is a very subjective matter. I would like to know, what is the most tasty decaf tea (non-flavoured black blend that goes well with milk) that you have come across so far?
Welcome to TeaForum Arthur. I have not had a really tasty decaf black tea which I could recommend. Maybe try roasted oolong (without milk), I’ve found these have a pleasant calming focus effect. Fermented Pu’erh also would be a tea to explore. Assam leaf, used for many black teas, is very large and has the highest caffeine content. Darjeeling has smaller leaves and slightly less caffeine. So you might explore loose leaf Darjeeling as well. Processing of the leaf though will also influence resulting caffeine.
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Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:28 am

Arthur wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen,

My wife and I are both heavily addicted tea drinkers, gulping more than 6 cuppas a day. For maternity related reasons, my wife has to cut down the intake of caffeine. We have tried 3 brands of decaf teas: Dilmah, absolutely dissapointing; Yorkshire, acceptable; PG Tips, not bad.

I understand that the process of decaffeination destroys and removes the nature and flavour of teas, but surely there is at least one, just one decaf tea out there that tastes close enough to the proper flavour. I also understand that deliciousness is a very subjective matter. I would like to know, what is the most tasty decaf tea (non-flavoured black blend that goes well with milk) that you have come across so far?

Thank you very much

Kind Regards

Arthur
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:16 am

Fengqing jinya dianhong 2020
Good stuff 🤤
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