Category Archives: Black Tea

2009 Haoxin Hongcha Red (Black) Tea [Episode 331]

This episode, Denny and I drink a decade old black tea sent by shah. Thank you! We weren’t really sure how to approach this tea, but it was pretty impressive. Strong aromatics, complex taste, highly enjoyable! Tea was originally purchased … Continue reading

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WuyiOrigin’s Jinjunmei Hongcha Black Tea [Episode 327]

Sorry for the incorrect title card. This episode, Denny and I drink a stellar Hongcha from Cindy at WuyiOrigin. Thank you Cindy. This tea is subtle, nuanced, with a lot of complexity and highly enjoyable. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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2018 WuyiOrigin Smoky Lapsang [Episode 311]

This episode, Denny and I drink another fantastic tea from Cindy at WuyiOrigin. This time we drink her smoky Lapsang which is sweet, smoky, with an alluring depth. Thanks Cindy!

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2018 W2T Old Arbor Red Black Tea [Episode 297]

This episode, Denny and I drink a very high-quality hongcha from White2Tea, their Old Arbor Red. This is a complex, long-lasting tea with good depth. Sample kindly provided by Oolong Owl.

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Yunnan Sourcing’s Mengku Assamica Black (Red) Tea [Episode 292]

This episode, Denny and I drink another tasty Hongcha from Scott. This one is from Yunnan and stands out for its engaging texture and taste. We actually unknowingly drank this Mengku Hongcha earlier this year for an episode.

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2017 YS Yiwu Hongcha Black Tea [Episode 286]

This episode, Denny and I drink a solid, robust, and durable black tea from Scott of Yunnan Sourcing. The tea uses material from Yiwu, a traditional pu’erh growing area. The tea is a little slow to start but worth the … Continue reading

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Cloud Nine Teas Little Leaf Black [Episode 284]

This episode Denny and I drink a Taiwanese black tea from Australian vendor, Cloud Nine Teas. The tea is smooth, sweet, and easy to drink. Thanks to Damien for sending the tea! https://cloudnineteas.com/

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Moychay Pasha Hongcha [Episode 282]

This episode Denny and I drink a very interesting and unique Hongcha from a Russian vendor, Moychay. The Russian tea scene is one of the largest scenes and in many ways surpasses the English speaking tea scene. Moychay is one … Continue reading

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Wuyi Origin Wild Lapsang Hongcha [Episode 278]

This episode we drink an exceptional Hongcha from Wuyi Origin. Spicy, aromatic, with a great aftertaste. Thank you to Cindy for providing the tea! https://www.wuyiorigin.com/store/p26/lapsang_souchong_wild_2016

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Tea-Side 2016 Jinxuan Thai Hongcha [Episode 277]

This episode James and Denny drink a Thai-grown black tea using the Jinxuan Hongcha. It is both familiar and unique in how it blends teas from China and Taiwan. http://tea-side.com/

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