Gorreana

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88
drank Black Pekoe Tea by Gorreana
60 tasting notes

I just tore into this wonderful little drink a moment age.Dry leaf smell made me hungry. I’m not proficient in cooking spices to recognise what it was; a sweet minty smell. Red brown color. Wet leaves didn’t unfurl much,stemmy with pieces.First drink caught me off gaurd, so smooth yet rich. The maltiness, which reminded me of red wine, stood out.A wisp of smoke was present along woth a minty sweet/sour I felt in my outer jaws.Full body yet light and airy. I went ahead and steeped a second time and was glad I did. It may have lost too much for some of the more experienced drinkers, but you will hear no complaints from me. The malt eroded away to even sweeter notes. Something else about this drink; it’s very thirst quenching-no astringency. I have to agree with a post I saw (spoiler) from TeaEqualsBliss where she said it was ‘juicey’. Thanks Pureleaf for this one. I only wish I had enough to drink it all day. That’s OK, it’s going on my wish list. Yummy for my tummy.
Tune-Chris Cornell/Can’t Change Me(french),Two Drink Minimum,When I’m Down
If you,ve not heard his solo stuff and are a fan treat yourself. He spans several genres you may not predict.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Black Pekoe Tea by Gorreana
136 tasting notes

Thank you LiberTEAS for this great sample!

These dark and full leaves produce a very nice cup of tea!

Smooth, slightly creamy and even a touch of roasted nuts. This tea is definitely on the lighter side, which is a great alternative to a bolder and more astringent breakfast tea. I find this tea could be enjoyed throughout the day, because of it’s more mellow tone.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Orange Pekoe by Gorreana
346 tasting notes

I had this sent to me by Gorreana after they caught wind of me whining about it on the SororiTEA Sisters page. What I didn’t expect was to receive so much of the stuff. In short, I adore this pekoe. It has a character quite like a Darjeeling OP but without the spicy overtones. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on your preference. I found it to be very balanced, sweet, and barely bitter.

Full Review: http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2012/05/23/orange-you-glad-i-broke-my-pekoe-in-portugal/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Feel free to whine on our page any time, if it earns you more tea!

Geoffrey Norman

I shall and I do. :-)

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87
drank Orange Pekoe by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

A wonderful Orange Pekoe. Nice, medium-bodied, bright flavor. Sweet, honey-esque tones. Definitely not your grocery store variety Orange Pekoe!

This one is a goodie!

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96
drank Black Pekoe Tea by Gorreana
2 tasting notes

Wonderful rich flavour. Light and clean, moreso than most black teas.
The estate where it’s grown is very impressing.

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77

Pretty good for a bagged black tea…satisfying, semi-bold, not too shabby at all :) Backlogging from yesterday…

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21
drank Green Tea by Gorreana
1 tasting notes

Wowzers. Pretty bad.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Green Tea Hysson by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

I am drinking tonight what I guess is this same tea, only a bagged version of it. I prefer the loose leaf, but this is still pretty good as a bagged tea. A strong savory tone to this … more so than I noticed with the loose leaf. It is almost broth-y, but then I brewed it strong.

Nice, but as I said, the loose leaf is better.

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89
drank Green Tea Hysson by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

Awesome! This is Hysson? I had a really REALLY bad Hysson in the past, so bad that it made me grimace when I received this Hysson… I was worried that this would be just as horrible as the last. Boy was I wrong!

This is delightful. Really delightful. Sweet, hints of apple-y sweet/tartness and a roasted nut taste in the distance. Light grassy taste, very light. A very rich and almost creamy kind of texture to it. Really, really good.

TeaEqualsBliss

Ironically I had the same wonder…as I, too, had a back Hysson experience in the past but I agree this one is GRAND :)

seule771

We have all had bad experiences with tea; mine was with a Jasmine Green tea and I have yet to try another. That being said, no Hysson experience as yet. Not sure what Hysson is. Don’t mean Hiccups ;-).

I think I am being ribbed and fell for it. I have been warned enough about posting etiquette. Thanks.

Canary

Maybe the tea you had before is a Hyson tea? http://bodzablog.freeblog.hu/files/hyson%20aj%C3%A1nd%C3%A9k.jpg. Which is very different from a Hysson tea, as this tea is made by Gorreana in the Azores and Hysson is just the name of their green tea, while Hyson is a Chinese company.

LiberTEAS

@Matt Gelowitz: No, I actually had a Hysson green tea, not from Gorreana, but, from another company (not Hyson company).

Canary

Hmm, I see. I was under the impression that Hysson was a Gorreana specific brand name, and not a type of green tea. Sorry about that.

LiberTEAS

OK… scratch my previous comments. When I first received this tea from Gorreana, I thought it was the same tea as Young Hyson, which is a Chinese green tea. So, when I said “this is Hysson?” I was referring to my experience with Young Hyson, but not Hyson from Hyson Tea Company. I probably thought that Hysson was the same as Young Hyson, since the names are so similar, and I must have wrongfully thought that Hysson was merely Gorreana’s name for their tea since it is technically grown in a different region than the classic Young Hyson. My mistake.

Canary

Too many Hys(s)ons!!!

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80
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
59 tasting notes

While the Orange Pekoe and Pekoe black teas from Gorreana are quite similar with their deep flavors, this one is lighter in character. It is still strong enough to take milk, which I prefer. I quite like it, but it stands out less in my mind than Gorreana’s other black offerings. It is not flowery or spicy, which is a good thing in my eyes. I’ll add more detailed notes next time I have a cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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95
drank Orange Pekoe by Gorreana
59 tasting notes

What a fantastic tea, from Portugal no less! I was very excited to try this European tea – I didn’t even know it existed until recently – and I was not disappointed. It is robust, rich, and flavorful. It is highly reminiscent of The Simple Leaf’s excellent Mountain Malt tea, but doesn’t become bitter when steeped for more than 3 minutes. I don’t feel that the flavor is lacking in any way.

It is great on ice as well, using the method I described in my previous post about Taylor’s of Harrogate’s Ntingwe Kwazulu.

Shipping took quite a long time, but they included an extra tea for me, so it’s all good! I will definitely order more in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Green Tea Hysson by Gorreana
59 tasting notes

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Black Pekoe Tea by Gorreana
197 tasting notes

This is one of the best everyday teas I have had, soft, gentle, delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

Revisiting this one today.

Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/06/22/broken-leaf-from-gorreana-tea/

A very pleasant tea.

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84
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

Having a cup of this with my ginger honey crystals. My taste buds are coming back, because I can taste the tea beyond the strong flavor of ginger. Nice.

Back when my taste buds were working properly, I wrote this review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/06/22/broken-leaf-from-gorreana-tea/

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84
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

Enjoying this one today – it is so pleasant. I just got finished writing my review for it, it should publish in a few days on the SororiTea Sisters blog. This is a great every day kind of tea, this is what every day tea should taste like (rather than that stuff in the yellow, red and white box).

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84
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
4645 tasting notes

This is very nice. It is smooth and mild in flavor, with a delicious sweetness. Slightly malty. I like!

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

backlogging from last week…

ScottTeaMan

I don’t think I’ll ever order from a company whose name sounds even remotely like Ghonnorrea…….

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

had 3 cups earlier today…backlogging…satisfying. See previous notes :)

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

Not as strong today…apparently I had another stash of this tho! LOL Oops!

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

Started my day with 2 cups of this…see previous notes…a bit on the lighter side this morning, tho :)

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

having a cup before sending the rest in a mini swap…LOVE this! See previous notes…

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

Started my day with this today…see previous notes :)

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91
drank Broken Leaf by Gorreana
6770 tasting notes

Bakey – Bready – YUM! Had two cups of this so far today! See previous reviews :)

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