729 Tasting Notes

90

Yuuum! Finally I could enjoy this tea without awful headache.

I was craving for something smooth and floral; and this delivered both.

Grandpa — 1 tsp per 300 ml.
It was just perfect. Very nice in aroma, jasmine, orchids, lightly creamy. In taste it was so smooth, even when I used boiling water, again jasmine and creamy, coated all my mouth with its velvety texture. Aftertaste was long, hints of vegetal, bit of genmaicha taste. Somehow I believe it can offer more and more! I really enjoy that qualitiy, that it is strong in aroma as well in taste, but not overpowering all other notes!

Flavors: Creamy, Jasmine, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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45

A big bags section after long time. I don’t expect anything.

And it is… nothing to write about. Yes, it is green tea, cheap, though not bitter (probably colder water made it actually drinkable), hay-like. The peach is sweet and well present in taste, though artificial and far from “ripe and fresh pieces of peach”.

Pretty much meh, but I finished it and that’s plus. Maybe it is age.

Flavors: Artificial, Hay, Peach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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65

Drank yesterday evening while I was visiting my friends; and well, they did not offered any teas, only a few fruit blends.

The aroma was pretty nice, though quite sweet. It was mostly the tangerine with hints of ginger.

Brewed, well, it was very strong in tangerine, bit in artificial way. The ginger was doing warming up effect when colder.

Don’t look on teeth of given horse — Czech proverb

Wasn’t impressed, but haven’t expected anything too much, so… okay?

Flavors: Citrus

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
White Antlers

Hmmm. There is an American version of that proverb; “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”

Martin Bednář

Very, very probably :)

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80

While I wasn’t very impressed last time I had this tea about situation over here; it is not getting better — it is actually very, very bad recently.

And the tea…? I am way more satisfied with it. Yep, it isn’t top-notch tea; but I liked it for being that nice. It had quite nice body from Assam base, and today it was more into lavender than rose. But the rose was noticeable as well, mostly for the aroma which of course was bit soapy, but not in bad way! It was maybe too floral for some, including me, but I think I will drink it now or then, when I will have mood for something different than malty, strong blacks; I may offer it to family members, friends…

I am thinking about placing another order, this time to choose some, bit more autumn-winter flavours.

Flavors: Floral, Lavender, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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77

I have to agree with my previous tasting note. It is mostly lemongrass and oranges, hints of actual lemon; refreshing and thist quencher :)

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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95

I am not drinking this tea fast apparently.
I have used another 3 grams (7 are remaining) and brewed in 400 ml mug.

It turned out delicious, nice base and the citrusy notes! Wow! Smooth, enjoyable, Earl Grey, without any flaws, any astringency or some artifical notes.

If I ever travel over there, I will bring box to my father who loves Earl Greys!

Preparation
3 g 400 OZ / 11829 ML

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87

SEPTEMBER 2020 subscription envelope
Among two other teas I was lucky to try last year, this is a new for me

I needed to coat my nerves with sugar a bit, as driving in rush hour even in my small town is getting more and more tricky, grandma who I drove to shops and hairdresser was sad that everything it getting more and more pricey, she needed to buy milk in other shop which is almost inacessible by car now, because it was in sale; people using direction signals in last second; just too many things that annoyed me greatly today.

The tea was, well, pretty sweet. But it wasn’t typical sweet as from sugar, just it was the caramel sweetness. It is interesting that there is not toffee (what’s the difference, can anyone explain, please?) in the blend, nor sugar and yet it is so sweet. There were as well chai notes which were pretty interesting and mild — but pronounced, mostly cinnamon and bit heat from ginger and that typical cardamom notes was there pretty much noticeable as well. The rooibos base wasn’t noticeable though, all covered with the sweet notes.

Interesting tea, I think I will keep that for moments like those, when I would like something sweet, but actually without sugar.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Sweet, Toffee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
mrmopar

I have been driving a big rig for 33 years. I can feel for ya on the traffic.

Martin Bednář

Woo, that’s interesting. I am driving only virtual trucks (Euro Truck Simulator 2), mostly because getting the licence for trucks is incredlibly expensive here and, well I am not sure if I would like doing it for living.

Traffic is indeed getting worse, we need a bypass badly.

tea-sipper

I’m glad to see this tea will be back. I love B&B’s chai blends, but haven’t tried this yet.

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72

SIPDOWN in the morning.

Whoa, this was strong after cloves! It was almost only clove and no apples, just a little mellowed by green tea. Clove green tea; it could be great mouth number as I wasn’t feeling anything in mouth for hour(s) after drinking it. Well clove is good for toothaches :D

I am keeping 72, I have expected something different from this tea, it is tasty though and I can imagine it will be for someone else much more than for me :)

Flavors: Cloves

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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86

It is probably this one. There was a small pouch in a box from ashmanra, thank you! Small pouch without a label; and label was attached on the side of the box. But it was “Winter White” while it wasn’t it as I had apparently Winter White earlier (and rated). Why I haven’t took the another free label and haven’t attached it right after I seen them free, I don’t know. All others have their labels attached.

This tea is delight, steeped for long 5 minutes and it was still smooth. I liked the bergamot, although it was kinda weak for me; and base was flavourful and nice tea notes. The last thing I noticed (but could be affected by ice cream which accompanied me with this session) was orange. I had orange/chocolate ice cream and it reminded me a lot that chocolate dipped orange from derk I received about year ago.

I guess I will try it without the ice cream as well :)

Flavors: Bergamot, Orange, Smooth, Tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
ashmanra

I like this one! I do not like strong bergamot so that is probably why this appeals to me.

Martin Bednář

It was more orange for me than bergamot :)

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83

I guess I will need another pouch of this tea. I think that says enough about this tea.

I took two teaspoons; and brewed quite light. It could be two, three minutes maximum.

It was so nicely smooth, no maltiness today. It was in taste quite floral — lavender; but as well some cooling effect, I don’t know what was the cause; and as well bit rough from the verbena. It was bit lemony as well.

As I said, great morning tea! :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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