403 Tasting Notes

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This is a good, gentle Darjeeling, which is a kind introduction into the world of Darjes, if you are new to it. A colleague picked up this tin at work and said, “I love this tea’s smell, let’s make some”, so I dutifully brewed up a batch. This is no morning brew, as it brews light (as all Darjeelings do), and it actually doesn’t have the famous, desirable “muscatel” notes, but rather more citrusy, and with an ethereal note to it. It lacks the amazing body that Ronnefeldt’s Darjeeling Earl Grey has, but it still is a very good, bright tea.

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drank Chai Kit by Verdant Tea
403 tasting notes

This took a long time to make, for tea, but I wouldn’t have complained if it was worth it. The spice balance here is “all wrong” for the kind of Chai that normally comes to mind (at least to my mind) – it completely lacks spiciness. It was a shame to ruin such a good tea base with such a poor chai mixture. I am going to make my own spicier blend next time.

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100

End of day relaxation tea, brewed three times in a Gaiwan, and then all merged into a single class cup. Yes, I am sacrilegious, blending East and West with such abandon. But this tea can take it, and the result was as comfortingly “bread-y” as usual.
Still one of the weirder looking teas that I own.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, sometimes it feels good to just let loose!

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94

Delicious raisins and juicy plums in a cup, with a faint echo of astringency, and a silky smooth body. I’m starting to think that Ronnefeldt can do no wrong – I have yet to be disappointed in them.
They have beautiful labels for their tea, as well.

yyz

You have made me curious to try some of their teas. I found a place through *OMGsrsly*’s Vancouver list that sells there teas, but unfortunately only in the US and Canada.

TheTeaFairy

Yum to that, I’d say!

OMGsrsly

Ooo, I see my name! I thought I’d seen the Ronnefeldt teas, but I couldn’t remember where. Thanks for the reminder, yyz. :)

yyz

Just in case you were curious, this is the store.
http://www.teaontheweb.com

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100

Had this with milk and sugar in the morning, and it was a bright, sparkly treat as usual. There is something decisively uplifting about Ceylon. Well, good Ceylons at least.

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93

A thoroughly good, malty, bass-y, fruity, Assam, with a good powerful kick to it too. What more do you want?

TheTeaFairy

That tea!!!

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92

This has become my regular evening treat, and that’s great, so long as it lasts :)
Anyone have any idea where I can stock up on Ronnefeldt Tea online?

NofarS

Has anyone bought anything from Cup of Tea? They seem to sell Ronnefeldt teas online. Not looking to stock up at the moment, just wondering about them when my stock of Ronnefeldt tea drops low.

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91

Had some of this this morning, with honey, which overpowered the tea’s taste somewhat. I needed the honey for my sore throat. What surprised me was how dark and malty this tea can brew, considering that there is no Assam in the blend, only Darj, Yunnan, and Ceylon. Interesting.

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92

Another late night sip of this, together with a delicious almond brioche. Great way to end a not so great day (I’ve got a nasty cold).

yyz

Hope you feel better soon!

NofarS

Thank you!

OMGsrsly

Oh no! Not you too! Hope you feel better ASAP.

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Sipdown from Terri! This is not as bold as I’ve come to expect from Irish Breakfasts, but it is a very good Irish Breakfast tea, that takes to milk, and to rebrewing very well. I think that I got around five full flavored steepings out of it. Thank you Terri! Definitely one for the shopping list.

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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