7 Tasting Notes

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Oh god no. Not the Pu-Erh.

Yeah, this stuff is pretty horrid. it reminded me of Japanese fish treats, which wasn’t good for a tea at all. I highly don’t recommend this tea.

Pu-Erh is really Poo-eeerrrrrgggghhh

Flavors: Fishy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Earl Grey by AKBAR
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Not that dark, flavor is not that great. It reminds me of some junk thing that stores have as “De-Luxe” tea.

I have the loose leaf tea variety and it really isn’t that great. If you can, get some other earl grey.

Also, it’s not real Bergamot in it. It’s just the flavoring.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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Constant Comment is an interesting tea. It’s kind plain, but it really isn’t that bad.

As a morning, smooth tea, this is good. It’s not overpowering in the morning, which is what I like on the early mornings before class.

All in all, it’s not my favorite, but in a pinch, when you really want something different, this is a good tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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This really isn’t that great. It’s just not that tasty. If you like the chemically earl greys, go right ahead.

If you’re looking for a rough as nails, plain tea, then this is your bet.

Oddly, it leaves a film on my teeth and I really tired after drinking it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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84
drank British Blend by Tetley
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Tetley British Blend is the classic “Builders Teas”. They have commercials from the 80’s about the bag shape and all the perforations. To be honest, if you’re looking for a good, strong tea to get you going, this tea is one of the classics. When I was over in England for Christmas, this tea was in the house. Sadly, the house flooded when I was there. But, to keep me company in the days I had ahead with all the cleanup, Tetley British Blend was my companion. It’s a cheap, good tea and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good “Builders Tea”.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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95

This tea is one of my favorites. It’s my go to to get a good kick of caffeine and never fails. As a cheap, loose leaf tea it is profound. It’s sharp, it’s tough, it puts hair on your chest and it really is one of the best teas I have in my stash of tea.

Either brewing one cup in a small ball or brewing a whole pot, it really has never let me down.

Highly recommend it for a plain, simple black tea.
Also, in my opinion, you don’t need to add sugar to it. For some reason, when I did add sugar, it made it not that strong, oddly. To each their own, I guess.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
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For a relatively cheap tea, this tea is surprisingly good! When I first tried it, I was not happy with it whatsoever. But, once I tried it again, it really is pretty good!

If you’re looking for a cheap, reliable, smooth earl grey that’s found at almost any store in the country, Bigelow Earl Grey is a good choice!

Also, it uses real oil of bergamot, which a lot of cheap teas do not! I am greatly impressed with it!

All in all, if you don’t have a box of it, give it a try.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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I am an amateur ornithologist and mineral collector.
I spend a lot of my time brewing tea from different countries and I believe in tea being the main center of a countries culture.

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