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Gryphon Tea Company

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90
drank Hanami by Gryphon Tea Company
21 tasting notes

Gryphon’s POTO is one of my long-time favs and Hanami could be my perfect Sakura cuppa.

Other cherry blossom blends I’ve tried in the past came across as either sharp ume-ish concoctions, or bitter like cough syrup. But Hanami is sweet and creamy. I was surprised its base is Sencha. Coz it didn’t strike me as dark or mellow at all. There’s a hint of vanilla or some kind of gourmandish note, as well.

Also, I find Gryphon’s silky gauze sachets diffuse flavour better than paper tea bags.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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69

Not my favourite earl grey blend but it does nicely if you like your earl grey slightly stronger, with a ‘burnt’ taste.

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85

This is a very refreshing drink. The mint taste is quite lovely.

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53

Since I like most of Gryphon’s blends, this chamomile came across as a disappointment. It doesn’t taste much of anything.

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83

Quite a delicious tea. The vanilla enhances the osmanthus with a silky feel to it. Highly recommended.

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33

My body doesn’t like eucalyptus. If tea tree aromatherapy blocks up your nose, you will likely find this a very bitter tea no matter now you brew it. I had to give it all away.

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52

It’s quite a gentle tea, which has a hint of lemongrass and ginger. I prefer something stronger.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86

More of a rose tea than a jasmine tea. I love the fragrance!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86

It has a strong mango taste which tastes and smells quite nice!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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84

Interesting blend. I was pleasantly surprise the blend of bergamot and shiso. It leaves a fragrant aftertaste on the tongue and in your nose. It is lightly sweet as well. However resteeping doesn’t taste good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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74

Well balanced, not overpowering, just as it should be. No milk required. Pleasant drop.

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70

Fresh, invigorating, a great pick-me-up tea. Recommended also for helping to avoid on-coming colds.

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88
drank Hanami by Gryphon Tea Company
9 tasting notes

Elegant drop perfect for late evening. Hints of marshmallows and musk. Lovely !!!

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85

This is just exquisite – I might have to review my line “don´t like flavoured whites”, because it seems if the flavouring is right, I do!

How peculiar that the pairing of a herb with a flower produces such fruity notes – like strawberry almost. Really lovely.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

this one is really lovely, I loved it really much too.

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87
drank Hanami by Gryphon Tea Company
2 tasting notes

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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90

I thought this one from Gryphon was very nice. Clean, tight flavour and a good afternoon tea for sure. Nice one !

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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82

Whilst this drop is enjoyable I think it’s unremarkable. I agree that competing herbs seem to dull the effect of each other. Perhaps the ratio could be adjusted by Gryphon.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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84

A very elegant and relaxing tea indeed. Perfect for late evening. Not overpowering, beautiful leaf blend, and a sophisticated drop to the last.

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88

Another GTC tea from Treasures variety box! It’s also the last bag I have for this flavour…

I know everybody has different preference, but it’s hard for me to believe that there are ppl who don’t like a beautiful tea like this. It’s quite a strong tea but it’s “feminized” by a generous amount of bergamot and lavender. When I picked up my cup, I thought I was holding a bouquet of lavender! The floral fragrance was natural and very calming, and it took a cup of fairly good Earl Grey to an even higher level. Lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

I loved this one really,it’s a very elegant tea.

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