429 Tasting Notes

81

This is a very nice breakfast tea with the assam and ceylon teas mellowed out by the yunnan. Its brisk and robust with malty notes. I am getting a little bitterness and astringency this morning.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Essence of Assam by 52teas
429 tasting notes

This is such a nice breakfast tea. Its brisk, robust, chewy, smooth and I am even getting honey nuances this morning. Seeing the list of all the teas in this blend makes me want to try each one of them separately. This tea has a wine like consistency and has an underlying sweetness to it. Its one of the few teas that I have that makes me want to make another cup as soon as it is finished.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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82

I think I just got a bargain. Big Lots had this tea for 2 bucks for 100g, I bought 2. This is a light blend but its great in the afternoon. This is a blend of a few mild teas. No bitterness or astringency that I can taste. This is a nice smooth and mellow tea and I really enjoyed it.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

That’s a great bargain!!!!

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80

Yunnan and assam, how much better can it get. This is an excellent blend of the two. To me, the yunnan mellows out the assam into a very smooth robust tea.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Essence of Assam by 52teas
429 tasting notes

This is the smoothest assam I have ever had. The tea is brisk, robust, and chewy without any bitterness. I am even having a hard time finding astringency, there is some but not much. Most of my assam drinking has been from single estate teas. It seems that 52teas has taken the best assams and blended them. This tea is really very good. If you have a hard time with assams hitting you in the face with their strength, I would give this tea a try. I have a hard time calling an assam tea smooth and mellow, but this one is close.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

How in the world did I miss the announcement of this one!!??! I have to break my lockdown – no question about it!

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81

This tea is brisk, robust, and malty. I used a 2 1/2 steep this time and got a stronger tea w/o the bitterness which was nice. It has some astringency but not enough to deter from the taste of this very nice tea. This is a great breakfast tea.

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Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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75
This is a very mellow smooth tea. No bitterness and a little astringency, this is a nice tea for breakfast or afternoon tea. It does have a little maltiness with floral notes.
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

This is only tea that I have had from Vietnam. This is also the only tea that I’ve drank that comes off exactly as advertised. The tea has beautiful leaves and steeps up amber in color. The tea has a refreshing clean taste with a slightly sweet finish. This is not a heavy or breakfast tea. I really enjoyed this tea and it is one I may reorder.

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LadyLondonderry

Upton included a sample of their other Vietnam tea, the Season’s Pick one, in my most recent order. They meant it to be used for iced tea, but I’ll have to try it hot too!

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85

This is a nice bold, robust tea for breakfast. It has the nice malty, chewy taste that assam’s are supposed to have. A very tasty tea.
2.5g/8oz

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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76

A very nice Earl Grey and only 84 cents an ounce at my local health food store. Very clean tasting with nice amount of bergamot. I could drink this every day at this price and its very good.

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Dan

This was my 300th tasting note and I just noticed it now. I need to pay more attention

LadyLondonderry

Congratulations!

__Morgana__

Congrats, Dan!

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