Gryphon Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

60

This Chamomile blend is too intense for brewing per cup. I think Gryphon’s Teas are better enjoyed by per pot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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79

Very pleasant white tea with a subtle and refined taste. The lemongrass is very light, almost indistinguinshable. When drinking it, the first taste is decidedly different from that remaining in the mouth afterwards; the first one is really flowery and tangy, while the aftertaste is much stronger and reminds me a bit of cinnamon (not advertised as such by Gryphon, but my personal perception).
Though really nice, I do not like it as much as the Nymph of the Nile from the same brand which had something more original and striking.
Were it available loose, I might purchase it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

I drank this tea in a hotel at breakfast. It’s more an afternoon than a breakfast tea, in my opinion.
However I really liked it and when I asked for further information about it, I got 3 tea-bags of this Nymph of the Nile and 2 of the White Gingerlily of the same brand to bring home. In less than one week, I finished the Nymph of the Nile…
The color is a golden yellow. The roses give out a nice fragrance and most probably contribute to the sweet mellow taste. The basil leaves small pieces give a refreshing and slightly herbal taste.
Even when forgotten a few minutes more in the teapot, the tea does not turn very bitter.
I would definitely buy it, were it not always conditioned in mousseline bags and will probably try again drinking both white peony teas and teas from Gryphon, which make very high quality perfumed teas.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96

The second time I had this tea, and it’s just as good. This time I could taste the osmanthus, which was very floral and sweet like honey. You know what, after a cup of this, I really wanted to give somebody a kiss with the fragrance that lingered in my mouth :P

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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100

Lovely tea to take in the afternoon. No sugar pls :) Pair it with a piece of coffee cake.

It has a subtle rose and jasmine fragrance that makes the tea delicate and mellow. Golden yellow in colour. Perfect for ladies ;)

Remove tea bag after steeping 3-4 mins as the tea turns slightly acidic if left steeping.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95

I have been obsessed with anything Moroccan lately! I am browsing accommodation in Marrakesh and drinking this tea at the same time. ;D The tea is actually different from traditional Moroccan mint tea because it contains lemongrass and is not sugared, but being not exactly Moroccan doesn’t stop me from loving it! I absolutely enjoy the lemongrass + mint combination; it makes the tea doubly refreshing and soothing! This is my ideal night time tea as it cleanses my palate, helps me relax and gets me ready for bed. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I love researching travel locations too. My next trip will be to either Peru or India!

Devilish

Peru and India are great travel destinations, Stephanie! I hope I can visit them in the next few years too. But I have too many destinations in mind haha… Bhutan is one of the top priorities on my list! ;)

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96

I had really high expectation in this tea because the name was so delicious! Knowing that it was included in Gryphon Tea’s “Treasures” box (a sample of 10 differents) and it was only available at a shop at Dempsey Hill, I decided to visit the shop when I was in Singapore. Dempsey Hill isn’t a place that you can conveniently get to without a car (especially when the stops for the free shuttle bus are not signposted and can be a problem to tourists!), but after trying this tea I think it’s worth every effort!! ;D

The tea was as wonderful as its description had promised. The liquor had a beautiful light green colour that was characteristic of sencha, and the seductive caramel-y aroma filled the cup as the tea brewed. It looked so palatable that I took a sip right after 3 minutes! It was soft and smooth, at the same time sweet and creamy. :) It tasted very similar to T2’s milky oolong – refreshingly delicate, only sweeter. I liked it so much that I had re-steeped the tea bag several times, and I was surprised that the lovely flavour and creaminess was still there after my fourth steep. My only complaint would be the complete absence of osmanthus flavour in this tea, despite a fair amount of the flowers in the tea bag.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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61

I would recommend a longer brewing time (~8 minutes) for this tea because it is rather mild. Very soft and lemony… I can’t quite taste the ginger though. Perhaps because I am drinking this tea in the morning, I hope it could be more zesty and stimulating, but as an evening tea it will be perfect.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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25

This chamomile tea does have a unique taste – a lemony and flowery undercurrent which likely comes from lemon verbena. But I am not so happy with the long, bitter aftertaste that lingers in my mouth. As the tea cools, the bitterness becomes more and more intense! Now my whole cup (instead of only the aftertaste) has turned bitter 0_0

I have never got this from other chamomile blends and I am not sure what is responsible for this. Anyone who has similar experience?
Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
gtc

Hi Devilish,
You can try removing the bag after steeping for 5 mins? Generally the tea is best drunk hot/warm as the sweetness is brought out. The taste becomes more flat once the liquid has cooled.

Hope this helps!

Devilish

Thanks gtc… wait, gtc = Gryphon Tea Company!???? Wow!!!
I will try the tea with your advice next time. There’s still another tea bag in my Treasures box. Despite a few misses, I love my Treasures box because there are so many exciting teas to try!! :) Of course, there are some really nice and interesting ones too ;)

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62

Geez this is probably the strongest black tea I’ve ever tasted! It smelled like coffee when it was brewing. I would recommend a shorter brewing time than 4-5 minutes suggested by Gryphon, because the tea itself is very flavourful and the tea bag contains quite a lot of tea leaves. A bit of milk and sugar would also be a good idea unless you are feeling really drowsy!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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61

It is nice and makes you think of lemongrass. Add honey! And if you like this, you can also try its cousin, the Nymph of the Nile, also by Gryphon.

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84

It’s gorgeous with a touch of honey! I much prefer it to its cousin, the other white tea that Gryphon has created in the Christmas pack.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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60

Love the strong whiffs of floral scent, very soothing to the senses. Good for relieving cramps too. Best chamomile combination ever.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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68

Milder than expected. However, very refreshing. Good for the bloated tummy :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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100

This is, without a doubt, the best Earl Grey I’ve ever had. Nothing else even comes close. Not being able to purchase this in the USA is a tragedy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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86

This is quite the perfect tea. It keeps me awake though, so I try not to drink it too late in the day unless I need to stay up.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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84

This is one of my favourite chais. I drink mine with two sugars and some milk.

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90

One of my favourite teas that led me to the world of exquisite Chinese teas. Accessible because of its lightness, and I love its gorgeous jasmine aroma.

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