429 Tasting Notes

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I know this isn’t a breakfast tea but it looks like coffee and the taste is very earthy and mellow. It has no bitterness or astringency at all and is very easy to drink. I like the fact that its easy to measure, just one birds nest in 8 oz of water and 6 minutes later you have it. Its also cheap as you can steep it 4-5 times and the taste doesn’t waver much. I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Golden Yunnan-ish by Custom
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These two teas taste so much alike to me that I just had to blend them. It has that distinctive yunnan peppery finish and lots of caramel. It was smooth, no bitterness or astringency and the taste and aroma was just wonderful.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Dan

This is a blend of Rishi Golden Yunnan and Organic Yunan Gold by LeafSpa.

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This is a very light tea with a chestnut aroma to it. The taste is vegetal with a light sweetness to it. I drink more black teas than green and I still liked it. A nice relaxing tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Emerald Lily by Rishi Tea
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88

This tea is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This tea is a blend of assam teas and steeps up very quickly to a strong, brisk, malty, delicious tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Assam-ish Blend by Custom
429 tasting notes

I got bored drinking different assams so I decided to blend a few together. This is actually very good. Its very smooth and brisk at the same time. It has no bitterness and just a touch of astringency. It has that assam malty smell and taste. Just great for a breakfast tea. I also stole the name from Rijje.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Rijje

:D awesome

Stephanie

Sounds neat, just curious—what where the teas that you blended (the different Assams, which brands)?

Dan

A blend of 4 assam teas I have in my cupboard. This is a blend of Teas Etc’s Assam Reserve and Strand tea’s Mokalbari Estate, Gingia Estate, and Dufflagher Estate.

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drank Shanti by The Simple Leaf
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I needed a green tea tonight and this one was the first one I grabbed. This tea actually smells and tastes slightly smoky and I love smoky. The tea is very smooth and vegetal and smoky. I like this tea much better this time than when I had it last. No bitterness or astringency and a slightly peppery finish. Very nice.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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89

I really like Kenyan tea. This one is so easy to drink. This tea is brisk and malty with no bitterness or astringency that I can find. It steeps up to an amber color and is very robust and bright. It reminds me of an assam. It has hints of berry and finishes very clean.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
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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.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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