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ChemicalMachine
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I never cared for tea in my youth.

A few months ago I happened to run across a bag of Keemun tea. This was the first tea which I enjoyed. It had very little bitterness or astringency and a pleasant slightly sweet flavor.

I recently decided to explore tea, and started with a black tea sampler from adagio.com. This contained Keemun, Yunnan Jig, Golden Monkey, Darjeeling, Assam, and Ceylon tea.

My favorites are the Keemun and Yunnan Jig. Both of these are sweet with little bitterness.

I did not care for the Darjeeling, Assam, or Ceylon; these were all too bitter for my tastes.

Perhaps from this I can draw the conclusion that I prefer tea of Chinese origin.

I do not enjoy coffee or soft drinks containing caffeine, but I am finding the cognitive effects of tea pleasant.

Do you enjoy tea? Which teas are your favorites?

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I have always enjoyed tea. Generally speaking, I prefer the higher quality green teas from Japan, such as sencha and matcha, as they are not fried, as is the case of many Chinese teas.

Matcha is a finely powdered, green tea that is shaded three weeks prior to harvesting. This causes the plant to produce more chlorphyll, which contributes to the health benefits. The leaves are, in higher quality varieties, actually destemmed/deveined, which curbs the bitterness.

The powder is whisked with a chosun in a bowl and one cup has 137 times the EGCG as a cup of regular green tea.

Other than that, I prefer, as I said before, Sencha, which is a steamed green tea from Japan. Sencha and Matcha both make 'green' teas, not 'yellow' ones.

Single-estate Darjeelings can be wonderful, as well.

Sean

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Have either of you folks tried Inca Tea? My husband bought some from Peru earlier this year. I HATE tea, I know its unusual in an English person, but this is really quite nice.

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What's actually the Inca tea? I like mate, which is not really a tea, but a infusion of other leaves, and comes from that region.

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Eshra said:

I have always enjoyed tea. Generally speaking, I prefer the higher quality green teas from Japan, such as sencha and matcha, as they are not fried, as is the case of many Chinese teas.

Matcha is a finely powdered, green tea that is shaded three weeks prior to harvesting. This causes the plant to produce more chlorphyll, which contributes to the health benefits. The leaves are, in higher quality varieties, actually destemmed/deveined, which curbs the bitterness.

The powder is whisked with a chosun in a bowl and one cup has 137 times the EGCG as a cup of regular green tea.

Other than that, I prefer, as I said before, Sencha, which is a steamed green tea from Japan. Sencha and Matcha both make 'green' teas, not 'yellow' ones.

Single-estate Darjeelings can be wonderful, as well.

Sean


I love both tea and coffee.

I drink a blend called High tea from I love both tea and coffee.
I drink a blend called High tea from The Tea and Coffee Emporium and also get my Bancha tea from there too, but I suspect in view of the Japanese nuclear crisis that may well become unavailable.
I've tried many of the teas they stock but narrowed it down to those two, although the vanilla flavoured one is nice for a change once n a while.
Coffee favourites are currently Mattari from Yemen and La Florida from Peru.and also get my Bancha tea from there too, but I suspect in view of
the Japanese nuclear crisis that may well become unavailable.

I've tried many of the teas they stock
but narrowed it down to those two, although the vanilla flavoured one
is nice for a change once n a while.

Coffee favourites are currently Mattari
from Yemen and La Florida from Peru.

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