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VeryPisces said

Which teas rank highest in "body"?

I wold like to try some teas that rate highly in the category of “body” but it’s hard to search for teas that way. If anyone could provide some suggestions, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks, Steepsters!

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mrmopar said

assams or pu-erhs i would think.

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Angrboda said

Depends on personal taste, I think. And personal definition of body. I think I agree largely with mrmopar above, though. On Assams anyway.

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VeryPisces said

Hmm… I am not a fan of black teas. Does this mean in general that teas have less body the less processed they are?

Angrboda said

I have a different definition of body for black tea and green tea, for example. Green tea is milder, yes, but different. Normally, though, I associate the word ‘body’ mostly with black teas, so I assumed that’s what you were asking about. :)

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Uniquity said

I think of body as a richness of taste and a thicker mouthfeel than water. For me, I get that the most from black teas and roasted oolongs but maybe that’s just a misunderstand of the term.

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VeryPisces said

I was reading about “brothy” green teas and wondered if that is another way to refer to body, which, like Uniquity, I also think of as a thicker mouthfeel or viscosity
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Uniquity said

That would make sense. Matcha has that for me, since it’s powdered tea rather than steeped leaves. I’m not at all familiar with green teas though so I can’t recommend any.

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teajoteas said

I can speak for Assams and they definitely have a lot of body and that heavy feeling on the tongue. We specialize in Assams and get them direct from a grower, so they are very fresh. If anyone is interested, I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

www.teajo.com

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