293 Tasting Notes
Really not bad for a tea bag. I stole this sachet in the hotel yesterday (yes…I am a robber :) but wanted a plain black for breakfast and saw this one I absolutely wanted to try as well so I put the tea bag in my purse !)
Very decent black tea base with a light flavour of lemon, abolutely perfect for beginning an horrible afternoon at work ! why horrible …because I hate to follow and check waht people are doing, I really prefer when they do it just because we already asked 3 times…but…c’est la vie. As this tea there is always a very thin bitterness to everything.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
It was my morning tea in the train to reach Aix en Provence. The SNCF, the national French train company uses now Compagnie Coloniale as unique brand for the tea served in all their restaurant coaches.
I am quite happy to see Lipton disappearing from main lines trains. Unfortunately the employees are not aware the water should be boiling (or at least near). I would say they served me a water at 60 or 65°C…hard time for a Darjeeling.
It was so clear liquor I was really worried but the taste was light and very pleasant. I detected a fruity note .
I need to buy some to get a correct preparation (home made…) but I really think this tea should be one of the type of Darjeeling I really appreciate (even if it mainly comes from a first flush and is from green type)
Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this blend with me.
I’va always been curious of this one especially after reading several notes of Ashmanra about it.
This is my first tea of the morning as it is supposed to be a bergamot tea and I find really nice to begin the day with an EG or even an EG’s spin off.
The liquor is very dark, depth and smells honey and berries.
Drinking it, I still get the honey notes and a little bergamot, stronger on berries, probably black currants to me, not sure.
I really appreciate the smoothness of this tea, free of any bitteness, almost creamy.
The flavours are not overpowering the tea itself and are subtile, natural and elegant flavours.
The tea base made of a mix of Chinese black teas is a medium bodied tea which pair perfectly with the subtile flavours evocated above in the note.
A very lovely blend.
why cannot I find bergamot nor citrus in the flavour rolling menu ? did you have the same lack ? It seems crazy it is not already present
--so I decided not adding anything for flavours if I cannot immediately add all the ones I picked out
well what a strange tea. I picked it out the enormous swap box Dexter3657 sent me because I have been attracted by the leaves…of course I have thought it was an Oolong because it looks like an Oolong but no this is not…and however it comes from Taiwan and I adore Taiwanese teas…
And now I am sipping it after a 3 minutes steeping and…I am perplexe…I cannot really say what I feel about it and what I can taste. I it a medium black bodied tea, I would say a little malty with very little candied fruits.
It is a pleasant tea but really strange tea exactly like some people you meet and cannot really grasp their personnality.
Maybe I should meet this tea sevenral times…
I received this tea in a swap with Dexter3657 thank you so much for sending me such a lovely black tea.
It smells cocoa and a earthy not. I brew it western style. The liquor is quite darked amber.
I really enjoy it both very hot and as it cools even if I absolutely agree with Dexter3657 the main lovely notes for me , the fruity ones & apricot especially and baked bread, are most present while the tea is cooling.
The only little point is I would have prefered it with a little bit more body and it is “just” medium bodied. This is a very little point because I do frankly love it.
I’ll retry with a longer steep to see if I can ameliorate the body to adjust to my tastes.
Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Cocoa, Earth
Thank you so much Courtney for sending me that one.
I love it, this is typically the teas I appreciate : creamy, buttery and with touches of honey and herbal hints.
I prefer it as it cools because the buttery note and the mellowness of the tea is renforced.
Thanks again Courtney
Another tea from the lovely MissB
A green, and I am not very green except for Oolongs.
The dry leaf is absolutely beautiful, mix of tea, flowers and berries.
The liquor smells cinnamon, light cinnamon. I didn’t want to take any risk , I am very suspicious with greens and steeping so it has been steeped for 2 minutes only.
This is a sencha and has the specific taste notes of the sencha.
I particularly appreciate the way the flavours are working together, I wasn’t expecting cinnamon and currant to pair so well together.
I am very pleased to have had the chance to taste this sencha.
I am very confused with this tea. I think I didn’t do anything wrong : leaf, water, steeping time..and I get a robust, heavy tea exceptionaly strong on bitterness.
I generally love Butiki’s Tea bases and often their flavoured teas. Unfortunately I have to say this tea is probably not for me. I am unable to get any cheesecake nor Irish cream and all I get is very bitter breakfast tea.
Thank you MissB for sharing I am happy to have had the opportunity to taste it and I have enough for a second try. I’ll do so.
Thank you Sil for sharing this blend with me. The funniest is I hesitated to buy a tin last Wednesday while I was in La grande Épicerie – finally I decided to leave it and Sil sent me some :)
It’s a so strong assam…bitter…at the very first sip I knew I would not be able to drink it. I’ll retry with a 2 min steep to see if I can have it.
So I added milk and sugar…à l’anglaise…and it is really enjoyable, really nice.
So clearly a blend I should reserve to drink with a dash of milk.
served with toasts with butter and Tiptree crystal orange marmelade …yummy.