Empty Tin...Tea Suggestions?
I am relatively new to loose tea use and am primarily a consumer of black tea from Teavivre with my cupboard currently containing:
Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip
Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea
Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea
Golden Monkey Black Tea
Suggestions on what to fill my empty tin with?
Thanks in advance.
I tried all those 4 black teas from Teavivre.
I´d go for Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea. It is a very smooth, when brewed multiple times it becomes increasingly sweet and it is a pretty looking tea (very tiny and delicate leaves that become larger once brewed).
I like Yun Nan Dian Hong as well. It is not quite as smooth and delicate as Tan Yang, but still good.
Personally I wouldn’t buy the Fengqing Dragon Pearl tea. It is a very pretty and fun tea, but the flavor is that of a simple and basic black tea.
Consider an order from www.discoverteas.com. They are an excellent tea shop in Virginia. I just received an order from them today. It has one I very much recommend, Chocolate Covered Strawberry. It is a mix of green and black tea with dark chocolate oil and strawberry flavoring, quite good.
You have some really good blacks from Teavivre. If you’re gonna stick with Teavivre, I would get some Bailin Gongfu Black which is DELICIOUS and is currently on sale.
If you’re looking to branch out to other companies, the possibilities are endless:
Special Dark (if you are looking to try an accessible shou pu’er)
Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha
Yu Lu Yan Cha Black
Yi Fu Chun
Bai Lin Congfu
Gong Fu Black
There are many more, and these are MOSTLY unflavored black teas like you already have though some have some natural flavoring additions.
I can second all the Verdant blacks. And I’m definitely saving this list for future reference :)
Whispering Pines order going in. How can anyone resist a name like “Wee Snaily Yums”? :)
Thanks all very much. Much to review and taste. :)