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141 Tasting Notes

68

I found this in my mother’s cupboard, so I thought I would give it a try. Tastes like mulled cider lite, as if it were made with bottled apple juice rather than cider. Having said that, it tastes natural, if a little subdued, but then I don’t like it when herbal tisanes are over-spiced. A good drink when you come in from the cold, but then most hot teas are!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Strawberry by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Good strawberry flavor. I oversteeped this, so it was a little astringent (It is so easy to get distracted). Nice with a littlel half and half – strawberry and cream – Mmm!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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79

My second cup of this tea. It is not only less citrusy than Twinings Ceylon, it also maltier: perhaps the malty taste covers up the citrus notes.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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90
drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
141 tasting notes

This has become my regular first cup in the morning tea. I hardly notice the astringency anymore and it has a wonderful rich, malty, full-bodied flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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72
drank Tropical Fruit by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

The box does not list the specific fruit flavors, but I can taste banana and pineapple, which appear in a picture on the box. The picture also shows a mango and a pomegranate , but I don’t taste those fruits. The flavors are not overpowering, which was what I was expecting of the banana flavor especially. A pleasant flavored tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Mango by Ahmad Tea
141 tasting notes

The taste is natural and enjoyable. The mango flavor is not too strong, but complements the black tea. Ahmad has updated the box, and perhaps the tea as well, since they now call it Mango Magic with real fruit pieces, and list 2% mango in the ingredients.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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77

Much better than their Orange tea; more natural tasting. The flavor is of raspberries and blueberries, in a good ratio. The blueberry gives the raspberry more depth. Another dessert tea, good with chocolate.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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76
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
141 tasting notes

Backlogging from earlier today. A standard Ceylon tea, on the same level as Bigelow and Dilmah, not as flavorful as Twinings, and much more astringent at the finish, though no bitterness. I used the teabag version, with milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
K S

Can you buy all these Ahmad teas locally or do you shop online? Locally I can usually only find a very few regularly. A couple times a year they may set up a larger display. It usually doesn’t last long.

Brett

I ordered them from Amazon and then I found enjoybettertea.com, which had all the Ahmad teas, as well as Pickwick, Dilmah, Ridgway, and Basilur. I placed a $50.00 order with them about a week ago and they arrived quickly. Since there was free shipping at $50.00, I figured I would rather spend $6.95 on tea rather than on shipping charges. Locally, I have occasionally seen a box of Ahmad at TJMaxx/Home Goods, but that is all.

ashmanra

Good to know, Brett! My daughter loves Pickwick green but only buys it in Europe. She has been wanting a source!

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77
drank Ceylon Orange Pekoe by Dilmah
141 tasting notes

I oversteeped this bag, but it did not become bitter. Nice citrusy flavor, comparable to Twinings, but with a more astringent finish.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Cardamon Tea by Ahmad Tea
141 tasting notes

I have a hard time making up my mind about this tea. I don’t generally use cardamon, so I am not used to the taste. It is sweet, but unusual kind of sweet. I can taste both the cardamon and the ceylon tea base, which go together well, but I think I would only drink this if I were eating spicy, especially Indian food.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I am a part time college instructor and also work in human resources in a family company. Apart from a rare cup of Lipton I drank in my parents’ home, I am a newbie to the world of tea. I have enjoyed Twinings and Ahmad bagged teas over the past month, and I am now just beginning to try loose leaf teas from Teavivre, Adagio, and Della Terra.

So far, I prefer black tea to green tea, and prefer to add cream or milk and sweetener to black tea. Unless the tea is white, green, or herbal, you can assume that I have added cream/milk and sugar to the tea in my reviews/ratings.

Location

Concord, MA, USA

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