Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Old 07-07-2005, 03:30 AM
Mike Fulton
 
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I have recently just aquired some teas after the Fourth of July
holiday. I received my order of Hu-Kwa Lapsang Souchong from Wendell,
and I am drinking it right now. While I think that RoT L.S. has more of
a smoky scent, I like the depth of flavor this provides. Once I finish
ths 113 gram tin, I am going to go for their China Lapsang Souchong.

Giving Earl Grey a second chance, I decided to purchase a tin of
Twinings E.G. at H.E.B. I must admit, after a few cups it is starting
to grow on me - it is not burgamot soup like Bigalow and it doesn't
taste as nearly as bad as its bagged cousin. I can actually smell the
melange of the tea and the burgamot, which i find is a good thing.

But along with the Earl Grey, I picked up some Prince of Wales...and
let me tell you, I have fallen in love with black chinese tea all over
again. The dark, rich, almost malty flavor is something I love as a
Lapsang souchong drinker. My girlfriend, whose tea consumption doesn't
extend much beyond tisanes for fear of something upsetting her
diabetes, loves it as well...and she prefers a cup after lunch with a
bit of sweetener, while I on the other hand prefer it clear.

My query for all those more enlightened about tea than I am is this -
can I obtain some history on this particular blend, or keemun tea in
general? I'd be much obliged.


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Old 07-07-2005, 05:22 AM
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In article .com,
"Mike Fulton" wrote:

My query for all those more enlightened about tea than I am is this -
can I obtain some history on this particular blend, or keemun tea in
general? I'd be much obliged.


Get creative with google.com. You can find
a ton of info on keemun teas.

glad you like the hu-kwa - it's a class act......
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Old 14-07-2005, 10:37 PM
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Oh, I absolutely love the hu-kwa. To be honest, I think it has become
my favorite blend of tea thusfar.

So far I have expanded my tea drinking beyond keemun. Just this past
week my girlfriend gave me a box of Twinings English Breakfast, and to
be honest with you, I didn't much care for it. Perhaps because in the
mornings I normally either drink Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, or
Coffee, but I found the tannins to be too overwelming, and I couldn't
enjoy the flavor of the tea like I do with Earl Grey or Keemun. I have
thought about giving darjeeling a try when I run out of the 100g tins
of PoW and EG, but I have heard that if you don't like English
Breakfast, you want like darjeeling.



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