Basilur Tea

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The packaging on these book teas is so pretty! These will be going on my bookshelf to hold little doodads once the tin is empty.

When I opened the pouch of loose tea inside the aroma rushed out and enveloped me with summer! White rum, pineapple, and coconut – all there just like the company said. And the pouch has a nice sticky zip closure to keep it fresher in this tin.

I mixed a first and second steep together and it was still nice and strong with no washing out of the flavors. This would be amazing iced, too. I can seeing lounging in the sun with a glass of this, with a little umbrella in! These flavours are spot on, too. Very nice!

Many thanks to my daughters, Superanna and youngest, who bought this for me in Toronto and gave it to me on Valentine’s Day!

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82
drank Tea Book Volume 1 by Basilur Tea
4833 tasting notes

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OK … I LOVE love LOVE the book-ish tin that this tea comes in. It’s so cool.

And the tea inside is pretty good too! A tasty roasted almond essence enchants the nose, evoking thoughts of something freshly baked. The black tea is a Ceylon and it’s a mild, even-tempered sort of tea. The almond notes are lovely. There are jasmine flowers in this tea but this isn’t a jasmine tea. I taste hints of flower in the distance, but the focus isn’t on the floral notes but the sweet, nutty almond notes.

A really tasty tea.

Rosehips

This sounds so fun!

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68

Un poco artificial su sabor. Excelente aroma y suaves notas de cedrón.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I received a sample of this tea from Kasumi no Chajin! Yay!

I steeped this up while I’m boiling eggs for lunch and picking off tea tin stickers. Yep, totally glamorous.

Of course, I didn’t add enough water, so it was really strong and bitter until I topped off my cup with some more water. Now I think I got too much water in it! I didn’t add that much extra water!
The green is has a bit of butteryness and I get a bit of tangyness at the end. A little echo of fruity, but I’m not sure what.

Looking at the pic here on Steepster, the packaging looks cool! Yeah, ROCK TEA! Contains no actual rocks though.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I love the name of this tea!!!

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75
drank The garden of stones by Basilur Tea
63 tasting notes

I’ve been going so crazy with flavored tea recently I just had the urge for some nice normal green tea tonight! (yeah, I know, who craves green tea at midnight?)
Anyway, big sample of this via Kasumi no Chajin (my green tea lifeline).

Smells real grassy, lighter golden liqueur.
First sip? Hmmmm….I’m not sure. I may have steeped this too short. Though that’s still much preferable to leaving it too long. No bitterness, but light on flavor. I keep going back for sip after sip trying to place the flavor. It HAS flavor (though light) but I can’t place it. It doesn’t taste grassy, or smokey, or bitter. It’s smooth and mellow with something. But damned if I can name the something.
Still trying to decide how I want to rate this guy so I’ll ramble on for a few more sentences while I brew up my 2nd steep. It does have the “shredded” leaves that I hate so much. Probably mechanically picked (blah!). Ok, final guess for me is it’s fine in a pinch but nothing to rush out and try.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Alphakitty

What a gorgeous name for a tea!

T.C.

Let me know if you want to try it. Not sure it’s anything I’ll run back to.

Kasumi no Chajin

I crave genmai at midnight most nights?….

Alphakitty

Hmm yeah, I’d definitely be interested in a sample of this if you’d like to swap. Shoot me a pm!

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