16 Tasting Notes

84

I found this to be less smoky than the various Lapsang Souchong I get in Chinatown

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

reminds me of my Granma, she used to make this quite often, I have it loose in the oval cardboard canister

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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100

this is my old stand-by here in Chicago we have pretty good tap water so this turns out GREAT for me, no funny smell, I only steep for about a minute and a half and dont squeeze the bag so its never bitter unless I forget and stew it

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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99

Ive been drinking this tea forever, here in Chicago I get it at Bobak’s on Archer ave

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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99

Czar Nikolas II also comes in a Silver package: Black Currant, Strawberry (Nostalgia)
this one is my favorite flavor from this line and I think it is the house tea at Russian Tea Time on Adams street here in Chicago

Blue package: Safflower, Marigolds, Blue Mallow Blossoms (Renaissance)

black pkg and a green pkg which both taste like Earl Grey

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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98

I have this tea, I make it with fresh lemon peel and palm sugar, and just let it sit in my dancing leaves teapot for as long as it takes me to finish, never gets bitter but then doesnt have enough oompf to make another pot

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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