221 Tasting Notes

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drank Anti-Cyclone by t Leaf T
221 tasting notes

This tisane is chock full of all those crazy immunity boosting and healing and magic herbs like fennel, rose hips, aniseed, elderberries and peppermint. Thankfully it doesn’t taste like drinking a herb garden though, as the aniseed overpowers all. I hate aniseed so I drink this like its some awful tasting medicine, but I drink it because it works! Whenever I’m feeling a bit run down, a pot of this never fails to perk me up. And if I skip that, chugging it down in the midst of a flu certainly makes a difference. Herbalicious.

ETA: Adding a teaspoon of ginger root to this drastically reduces the aniseed flavour, making for an almost pleasant cup!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec
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Anti-Cyclone has to be one of the crazier tea names I’ve heard.

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75
drank Genmaicha Japan by t Leaf T
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(lends well to multiple infusions) Green tea for green tea haters! Its deliciously nutty and savoury, tastes like popcorn with a delicate green tea undertone. A cup (or pot) of this is a perfect afternoon snack alternative. Mmmhmm!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Mangalam FTGBOP1 by t Leaf T
221 tasting notes

Really full of flavour without strength, a nice laid back Assam. I’d recommend drinking without milk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Cinnamon by The T Shop
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The best cinnamon black tea I have ever come across, the chunks of cinnamon in it definitely amp up the flavour. I love this one blended with t Leaf T’s Turkish Apple, the real apple pieces push through the cinnamon to create a yummy apple pie in your teacup!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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34

Both the leaves and resulting brew smell incredible, but the flavour really disappoints. Both the cinnamon and apple are barely there, and adding milk just mutes the tea further.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank White Peach by t Leaf T
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The most delicious and flavoursome white tea I have ever come across – tastes like you are eating a peach!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

The brewing instructions were very vague and I had to play around a bit with brewing time to get something I liked. This tea, as per its decription, is really lovely. The bergamot is very light, perfect for when you want an earl grey with less oomph

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Rose Earl Grey by Stir Tea
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The rose completely overpowered the bergamot – I couldn’t tell I was drinking a rose earl grey, it simply tasted like a rose flavoured black tea. Very dissappointing, but I’d recommend it if you are after a yummy rose tea!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61

Has more of a kick to it than your standard english breakfast, the malt flavour really comes through. The perfect accompaniment to a cooked breakfast, I love this tea the most when its paired with bacon & eggs on toast!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Serendipitea

Now that sounds like a damn fine breakfast idea and do-able given it’s a Saturday Morning! I just put the kettle on for my second mug so I’ll wait a bit and pair it as you suggest :D

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100

The perfect earl grey – no nasty perfumey flowers added, just full-flavoured bergamot with a no-nonsense base. CItrusy, refreshing, amazing! I have yet to find an earl grey that compares, I can’t live without this one!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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