This is a very nice breakfast tea. Its brisk, rich, malty, and chewy. It steeped to an amber color, not as dark as some assam’s I have drank but still very tasty. This is a great tea and is one of the better assam teas I have drank.
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This tea is becoming my go to tea in the mornings since Mountain Malt is no longer available. Its a nice blend of assam teas that steep to a strong, brisk, malty, and chewy cup of tea in 3 minutes.
This tea is brisk, malty, and biscuity. It does remind me a little of Mountain Malt. The health food store here carries Teas etc which is a plus. I asked them to carry more of their black teas. I loved their Golden Monkey and figured I would like this one. ( I also read JacquelineM’s review on this tea as we have alike tastes.) The tea is black with golden tips and smells very earthy. This is one of the best assam teas I have drank with one exception.
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I needed a strong tea this morning and tea doesn’t get much stronger than this. 3.1g of Kenyan tea in a hemp bag with no string steeped for 2 minutes. Steep any longer and the spoon will stand up in the cup. Lifeboat has to be one of my favorite teas. I buy it when I find it as its a British tea and very hard to find. I’m sitting here thinking why do I like this tea so much. Its very brisk and does have some astringency. Its not bitter and has a wonderful taste. It will wake you in the morning as it is as strong as coffee. I’ve tried most of the English teas and I prefer this one. The tea uses no pesticides and is Fair trade. All this and it supports the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
This is an excellent high quality tea with the typical yunnan traits. I get a rich malty taste with caramel notes. yum.
This is an excellent assam tea. This tea is malty, chewy, and brisk.
Today is cold and rainy here at the coast in Maine. Its a great day for hot tea. This is a nice tea (bag) from Twinings. I always seem to like their teas. This one is brisk, robust, no bitterness, and just a little astringency. A nice tea to wake up to.
This may be a tea bag, but its a very good tea bag. It reminds me of Rishi’s Chinese Breakfast. It does have the yunnan taste and the raisiny sugar smell down exactly. While it does miss some of the notes of Rishi, it is an excellent breakfast tea. The tea is brisk and robust and very tasty.
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This is a great breakfast tea. Its brisk and malty with only slight bitterness and astringency. I’m still trying to figure out why Mountain Malt only took 3 minutes of steeping while this one takes 5 minutes and still doesn’t have the strength or chewiness. Maybe it has to do with the oxidation or something. Both teas are BPS1 and handmade. Hopefully someone reading this with more tea knowledge than myself can answer this for me. Still this is a nice tea.
Its not usual for a tea to come off as advertised but this one does. It smells like a yunnan but its not. The tea has a nutty sweet taste with no bitterness. This is a sample I received and its a very nice tea. It really reminds me a green but its not. I’m really happy I got to try this tea. Its not really a tea I would drink a lot of but I enjoyed it immensely.
First of all, I love yunnan teas. But this one is very mild. I like a strong, brisk yunnan tea and this is not one. If your into very mild yunnans then try this one. If not, look elsewhere.
I’m not usually a big green tea drinker, but this one is quite nice. I found this one at T.J.Maxx for 3 bucks marked down. I buy a lot of my teas that way. What I like about this tea is while it smells and tastes of jasmine, its not overpowering. A&D’s jasmine was way too much jasmine for me. This tea is relaxing and just a little sweet. I get just a little bitterness towards the bottom of the cup but not too much. This is not a tea I would purchase at full price but for the price I payed a good bargain.
The second steep of this tea actually tastes better than the first. No bitterness at all.
I would call this tea an afternoon tea. Its brisk and malty, organic (a plus), and steeps up to a pale golden color. It has a little bitterness and astringency which I have found in all Ceylon teas. Its an ok tea but nothing I would reorder.
This is a sample I received from Strand Tea co. This tea really surprised me. This tea has slender dark black twisted leaves that unfurl when steeped. The flavor of the tea is smooth and delicate while being sugar sweet. It has an amber color when infused and has no bitterness or astringency at all. The taste is very complex and mild and actually reminds me of sugarcane. This is one tea I will have to order.
I really like this Earl Grey. Its velvety smooth and doesn’t overpower you with the bergamot and has a hint of vanilla. It has no bitterness or astringency and is very mild and tasty. I really don’t think this would be considered a breakfast tea but would be nice for afternoons or desert tea.
Now this is an assam tea. Im getting so many flavors on so many levels that I can’t identify all of them. This tea is rich, dark, and malty. I can’t find any bitterness or astringency at all. The tea is very smooth and chewy. This tea is brisk and has an orange-red color. I’m getting flavors of malt, caramel and honey. This is the first assam that has wowed me since Mountain Malt.
Since I can’t get Mountain Malt, I have been looking for another BPS1 tea. I found this at Strand Tea Co. in Sandy, Oregon. I ordered a few teas on the 15th and had them on the 18th. Thats not bad for shipping to Maine. They even included 2 samples and cookies. I love getting extras. This is an excellent malty assam. Its not as chewy as MM but it is just as tasty. It has no bitterness and just light astringency. This tea is more of a mild assam and could be drank anytime of day. Dufflagher is bright – alive – full bodied – dark – rich and malty.
I really needed an assam to drink so I picked this one. It was also nice getting back to making my tea by measuring the tea, checking the water temp, and timing the steep. My tea horde is also getting low so I’m placing a couple of large orders this week. I love this tea as it is strong, malty, chewy, and delicious. I love vacations but its so nice getting back home. I also missed my dog (Kleo). I know I’m rambling but its nice to write tea tastings too.
Its nice to be back home and drinking a tea that I’m very familiar with. I guess vacations have to end some time. After the trip I think that I-95 through the northeast should be banned. Traffic was horrible and on a Saturday. Now on to the tea. Twinings Earl Grey is one of my favorites, I think it has the perfect mix of tea and bergamot. This is a very nice tea for any time of day.
I have been absent for about a week traveling down the east coast with my wife. We are taking our time about it. Right now I am in a Wyndham hotel in Jacksonville. They have Numi Organic Earl Grey in the room along with the usual coffee. The package says that this is Kericho Highlands Estate tea with bergamot. I decided to list it here as the package states that this is presented by Wolfgang Puck. I probably won’t see it again. This is not a bad tea, but the Numi aged is a much better tea. The bergamot is weak and this is more like a slightly flavored black tea. Its not something I would buy, but its ok for a free in-room tea. I would rate this about a 60 but i’m not going to change the rating of the Numi aged EG.