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Davison Newman & Co

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Needed something sturdy and dependable to complement my kale, edamame, and tomato salad today. This was the Chosen One.

It’s a nice, lightly fragrant black tea. Even though it is in sachets, I can still tell that it is good quality stuff. No particular depth or complexity here, but it does go well with a lot of foods. It’s a nice, comforting blend.

Plus, it has the added benefit of appealing to my history nerd side. I mean really, what’s not to like here?

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Just a really, really nice black tea. Nicely blended, flavor is good, and it doesn’t have a string, which cuts down on waste. I don’t think I’d ever buy it for myself (I was given a small packet of these teabags by a friend)- but it does make a nice, albeit small and subtle- change from plain old Lipton orange pekoe.

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A review of Boston Harbour Tea by Davison Newman & COLTD of London

Using freshly boiled water and one tea bag in my cup I pour the water into it. Allowing to steep for three minutes. After three minutes I remove the covering from tea and the tea bag from my cup. Tea’s color is a dark amber; and tea’s aroma is slightly floral. When tasting tea it is sweetly smooth.

This is very nice cup of tea to be enjoyed with milk or cream/sugar as desired. Overall, it is a light but flavorful cup of tea to be enjoyed throughout the day.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Boston Harbor Tea by Davison Newman & CO LTD of London

This Boston Harbour Tea is a blend of superior teas from Darjeeling, India and Ceylon.
Using freshly boiled water, and placing one tea bag in my cup, I pour the water into my cup and left to steep for five minutes.

I decided to add sugar to my tea while it is steeping, I place one teaspoon into my cup and stir it and leaving it to steep.

I have enjoyed having this tea with milk and now wanted to enjoy it with just the added sugar. This tea is very strong and malty; a sweet malt tea with no astringency. Overall, it is a full bodied cup of tea; a good cup to wake up to.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review Boston Harbour Tea by Davison Newman & COLTD of London

Using freshly boiled water and placing one tea bag in my cup, I poured the water into the cup allowing it to steep for five minutes. I remove the covering from my cup and I had to scoop out the tea bag with a spoon since it has no string.

Tea’s color is lovely dark amber. The tea’s aroma is that of raw and something about is roasted even. There is a layering of textures: Darjeeling tea which is smooth and creamy and the Indian tea which can be very robust and all of this is mixed with the Ceylon for smoothness in the cup. It is an exceptionally complex tea. It feels and taste likes the finest caramel with slight cocoa notes.

I have not added anything to this tea and first infusion tea is very rich as the textures intermingle in the cup. I continue to enjoy this (same tea bag) with several more infusion with steeping time being 2-3 minutes and water very hot.

Overall tasting note: tea is very complex, it is smooth and creamy and taste of roasted caramel. There is rawness to the cup and yet it is sweetened/silken even with the mixture of Ceylon tea with Indian tea. Not one flavor overrides the other…all is evenly distributed/attributed to making this Harbour tea a most enjoyable drink.

This is another exceptional tea that I purchased from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Thank you for making such fine teas.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Mark T Wendell is a great company! I’ve been a fan for YEARS!

seule771

I am fan 2 than!

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SIPDOWN!
Backlogging…
now I am going to alter the tin :)

Jim Marks

What’s a sipdown?

Charles Thomas Draper

Competition I would assume between teas….

ashmanra

I think she means she is finishing off the last of this particular tea. Bliss, do want to chime in? :)

TeaEqualsBliss

:) Sure!!!! YES…a SIPDOWN is when you “DOWN” or FINISH the rest of that specific tea from your stash! :) Hope that helps!

Jim Marks

I like that.

Maybe we can make STEEP DOWN be a competition between two teas?

TeaEqualsBliss

That’s a cool idea, JIM!!!!

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Almost forgot to log this one…I only have enough for 1 more cuppa. Not overly strong but still ok!

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78

ALMOST out of this stuff…not as strong as my first morning cuppa is but still good!

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First and 2nd cup of the day…see other notes…

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This is actually one of my favorite teas in a tea bag; I’ve never tried it loose leaf. It can go bitter, so I never sqeeze the bag…just save it for the second steep. The tea has what I think of as the “sparkle” of a good ceylon, but it is generally darker/blacker than the other ceylon’s I’ve had. As I mentioned, it can go bitter, but done right it has a nice spicy finish with just a bit of an astringent bite. To me, this is a morning tea…a good wake up jolt.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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While I’m a staunch supporter of British irony, and love the name and story behind this tea, I can only give it a pass on taste. They say it’s a blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling, and to some extent the flavors of both are present. However, it embitters far too quickly (even at a three-minute steep) and starts off dry on the foretaste. It eventually settles into a clean/floral Ceylon note in the middle, and a spicy aspect from the Darjeeling last, but it’s a rocky road to get there.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/10/20/review-mark-t-wendell-boston-harbour-tea-2/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Ridiculous stuff. Their literature implies that this is the stuff dumped into Boston Harbor. It’s a blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling teas. Tea was not grown in Ceylon until 1825 and Darjeeling until 1856. Bah.

wchlm

Their literature neither states nor implies what you say it does. The literature says only that they are the same company whose tea was dumped. Then, separately, it says that they developed the blend currently being sold. Either way, though, it’s absurd to give a rating without saying anything at all about the tea.

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Haven’t had this one in a while and needed a good go-to Black Tea for my first tea of the day! I doubled the amount but infused for the higher suggestion length of time. This is very satisfying this morning and is fairly bold.

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This is a surprisingly nice tea! From the good looks of the tin, it seems your typical run-of-the-mill black tea mix. Like those nice looking but bland guys. But thankfully, it delivers. (So there is hope I suppose for those other nice looking ones.)

The dry leaves are peppery smelling and are a mixture of small greenish, brownish and black leaves. The liquor is red – thanks to the Ceylon in the mix. It is not brown-red but a nice deep red which I really like.

The steeped tea is very well-rounded. Brisk and perky enough for the morning cup and smooth enough for an early afternoon cup.

I have been drinking this nearly every work day for a couple of weeks and I highly recommend it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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78

After drinking my last Cuppa this tastes fairly malty this morning! :)
See my previous review – all other notes still apply.

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Decided to jump right into this this morning! Fairly Good Black Tea. Neat Tin. Lighter on Aroma but pretty strong in taste. I infused for about 3-4 minutes and I don’t think I would go any longer with it….may have a bite-E after taste.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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I’ve finally found a way to make it through this tin: tiny mug, steep for 4 minutes, add milk. I tried making this tea at work in a slightly larger mug, and it just didn’t taste right, and I had to dump it out.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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OK cup of tea, much better than the last time I made a cup when I steeped it for 5 minutes. With that cup I could kind of see why the Bostonians dumped it in the river

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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