A cup of tea...

Really enjoying a consignment from Gently Stirred ...

I got some 'Pink Peony' (Chinese White Peony with rose buds), some Malawian Thyolo Estate 'White Peony' and some 'Red Peony' from the same estate. All lovely!

The Chinese 'Pink Peony' just has that edge that only really good Chinese can do, it's that certain extra tingle and bite that is just lacking from the African 'White Peony'. That said, the African really is nice - very close indeed and a really refreshing drinker. The 'Red Peony' is a slightly darker fired tea which is somewhere between a 'White Peony' and a 'Shou Mei' (same tea as 'White Peony', just lesser grade leaves).

I've also just finished a Malawian Thyolo 'Dark Fired' tea, which is verging on a red tea. Really good! Lovely big leaf teas, all of them.
Just got a Malawi White Peony from Hebden Tea. It's alright - big leaf and quite malty, although I like my teas a bit stronger. A 'premium' Pu Erh from a local Chinese supermarket is just nasty. I'll stick to my big leaf Liu Bao, which has to be one of my all-time favourites - the smell and flavour are both sublime, although my wife and daughter don't get it at all.
 
What do you guys recommend from Hebden Tea? The most adventurous is get is Earl Grey :).
https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/malawi-peony-white-tea/ - Malawi does some lovely tea. This one is more akin to Shou Mei (which is plebs Pai Mu Dan). Big leaves, lovely, refreshing brew! If you like this, you might be a white tea kind of fellow. Try Pai Mu Dan after ... Morning or Evening.

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/jasmine-dragon-pearls/ - Nice introduction to green tea with a lovely flower scent to accompany. You'll want to brew in a heatproof glass to watch the dragon unfurl ... Mid-Morning?

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/pu-erh/ - Because you have to at least try a puerh ... Late evening?

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/assam-earl-grey-organic-2/ - Assam makes for a strong brew so this should have some kick! Enjoy with a slice of lemon ... no milk! Afternoon tea.

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/hebden-rose/ - Rose teas are lovely after dinner. Again, no milk!

That's a handful of teas that will get you to try something a little different. No milk with any of them! There's white, green and black ... all different times of day to enjoy, too.

Have fun!
 
https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/malawi-peony-white-tea/ - Malawi does some lovely tea. This one is more akin to Shou Mei (which is plebs Pai Mu Dan). Big leaves, lovely, refreshing brew! If you like this, you might be a white tea kind of fellow. Try Pai Mu Dan after ... Morning or Evening.

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/jasmine-dragon-pearls/ - Nice introduction to green tea with a lovely flower scent to accompany. You'll want to brew in a heatproof glass to watch the dragon unfurl ... Mid-Morning?

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/pu-erh/ - Because you have to at least try a puerh ... Late evening?

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/assam-earl-grey-organic-2/ - Assam makes for a strong brew so this should have some kick! Enjoy with a slice of lemon ... no milk! Afternoon tea.

https://www.hebdentea.com/shop/hebden-rose/ - Rose teas are lovely after dinner. Again, no milk!

That's a handful of teas that will get you to try something a little different. No milk with any of them! There's white, green and black ... all different times of day to enjoy, too.

Have fun!
I will pop along, thanks.
 
Hi! I finally found these loose teas to try these days (twinings and clipper breakfast blends). And you're right, mates, I couldn't find any big differences between them, they have a very similar taste... I wonder if clipper everyday blend would be better, but it is a bit hard to find here...

Regards


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English Breakfast is a blend - usually Assam, Ceylon & Kenyan, although nowadays I'm seeing Rwandan and Malawian as the African element. They will taste roughly the same.

The brew is strong and malty - good Assam brings the malt, the body and strength comes from the rest of the blend. Brew it dark and add a splash of milk. Upon drinking, it should fill you with the right enthusiasm to tackle the day! Champion!

If you fancy a little more punch, look to Yorkshire Tea.
 
https://americanfizz.co.uk/cyber-monday/snapple-half-and-half-tea-lemonade-16oz-473ml

https://americanfizz.co.uk/soda-and...ite-half-and-half-iced-tea-lemonade-23?page=2

Try either one of these gems when you have worked up a thirst in the heat. In the USA these types of tea sell faster than baseball bats in a riot and with good reason: they are absolutely delicious served ice cold. ;)
While on Ice Tea, I have a pitcher in the fridge where I tip out all my spent leaves and just keep topping up with water. Cut that 50/50 with your favourite (and generally over-sugary) fizzy drink (soda) and enjoy. Proper Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is good. Simple soda water works well, too.
 
Hi!

A week ago I found in a Dealz store a tea blend which is not very common in Spain: Twinings Everyday. I bought it for a very reasonable price (80 bags for only 3 euros) and have been tasting these days: what a good surprise! Much better than Breakfast blend for my taste, a real winner!

Now, I must find Clipper version of this blend, surely will be a good addition in my small tea selection.

Regards

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