Pickwick

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Eww eww EWW! The problem with trying new teas from different countries is that you can’t know if it’s a flavor you dislike. I do NOT like licorice. Oops.

Flavors: Licorice

Cheri

licorice is yucky

Mushroom Bugg

Well, FYI “zoethout” is German for licorice. xP

Cheri

Good to know!

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69
drank Orange tea by Pickwick
7 tasting notes

I used to enjoy this tea every Sunday when I lived in Amsterdam – it brightened even the gloomiest of days. The orange flavors are strong and they don’t taste fake or artificial. Yummy.

Flavors: Orange Blossom

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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77
drank Earl Grey by Pickwick
17 tasting notes

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77
drank Earl Grey by Pickwick
17 tasting notes

A typical Pickwick tea. Not the best, but perfectly fine. The little citron taste next to the bergamot made it go very well.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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This is the last of the teas that I picked up on vacay to Seattle. I am a sucker for anything Fruits of the Forest, Fruits de Alsace, etc. lol.
The dry teabag smells like strawberry the most and also has some other berry scents to it.
I usually cut the tea contents out of teabags and use my own infuser but maybe I shouldn’t have done that with this one bc it is very bitter. I taste the fruits but the tea base is pretty yuccky tasting. Oh well, the package sure is cute so that’s one good thing lol.
I will try this again another day, maybe I will brew it way less time and that will help it.

Flavors: Berries, Orange Zest, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Picked two bags of this up from a cruddy little London hotel I stayed at a few months ago. I prepared it the same way as I do any new bagged black: boiling water, 3-4 minutes, 1 tsp sugar, splash of soymilk.

It had quite a malty aroma while steeping. I was a little dismayed when the liquor turned a muddy brown after adding the milk, rather than the usual warm coppery color, but that’s just cosmetic.

The taste isn’t much better – it’s definitely black tea, but a weird mishmash of flavors I’m unaccustomed to (is that lemon I’m picking up?), and way too much sugar for the strength of the blend. It was okay when I was sipping it along with my morning toast, but I’m not a fan of it by itself. I’ll try the other bag lightly steeped & plain to start with. Apparently this brand is based in the Netherlands, so maybe they take it differently there?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

Big brand in Denmark as well. And no, it probably just is that poor. I find it sort of on the same level as Lipton.

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87
drank Turkish Apple by Pickwick
4 tasting notes

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
34 tasting notes

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78
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
34 tasting notes

Got a box last week very nice tea enjoyed this. Box is now almost half full now and will re-buy this.It is not too spicy.

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89

Tried this yesterday for the first time, and I can already say I’ll be buying at least 5-6 more packs to have for when Christmas is not around!
The spices just make the orange feeling more christmas-y that you would ever expect!

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extremeley sweet.

I am not into honeybush at all, but it’s dark outside, I am tired and haven’t had a proper sleep in days, so when I saw this in a discount store, I just tossed it into my basket and never gave it a second thought. Expected a warm vanilla black tea smell. Mehh. very sweet honeybush and no vanilla at all.

It tastes o.k. Will finish the 15 bags and won’t be buying again. Maybe use the rest up in the evening during flu season.

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

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drank Sweet Apple by Pickwick
6 tasting notes

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81
drank Sterrenmunt by Pickwick
2 tasting notes

Nicely balanced with lots of liquorice, anise and some peppermint. Very popular in The Netherlands and one of my favourites.

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66
drank Southern Fruits by Pickwick
1453 tasting notes

A random tea bag I had around… it’s a bit old but it isn’t bad! It isn’t a strong tasting tea if it’s a black tea (after 3 minutes), but the flavors of the southern fruits are surprisingly pretty tasty. The tea package shows pear, peach, apricot and apple (I think). I’m getting mostly pear and apple. It’s very nice! I wouldn’t mind having more of these around.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Orange tea by Pickwick
1358 tasting notes

My first thought was it isn’t exactly real orange but it isn’t candy either but at least it’s not Tang. Then I read Brett’s description of it tasting like Tang. So either way Tang came to both our minds. I also only caught the black tea in the aftertaste. The orange flavor is strong and sweet but I thought innocuous fun for an early morning, I don’t want to wake up too fast, tea. Thanks Brett where ever you went.

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drank Strawberry by Pickwick
1358 tasting notes

I have never seen this locally but an online search suggests if you can pick it up at your grocer it is a Cheapster Steepster. Very natural strawberry flavor though a bit light, and I can taste the black tea in the late sip and aftertaste. A decent cup.

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drank Pure Green Tea by Pickwick
1848 tasting notes

This is a single teabag that my ooldest daughter brought to me. I believe she bought this in Ireland, though it may have been from Budapest. She wanted me to try it because she said it is her favorite green tea so far. She isn’t a tea fan, she drinks it for her health and just started a few months ago.

I had no directions, so I used rather cool water, about 175 F, and steeped it for two minutes. The tea surprised me in several ways. First, when I tried to drink green tea for the first time years ago I purchased seem grocery store tea and had no idea how to steep it. It came out pretty much as a cup of hot water to me. That is what I expected from this, especially since I figured newbie tea drinking daughter probably wouldn’t like strong flavor, particularly since she doesn’t like black tea at all. This is not just a cup of ot water. It has a lot of flavor.

The second surprise is that oldest daughter says it is her favorite green so far. Really? This changes everything! There are similarities between this and Chun Mee. It has the palate clearing astringency with a little sourness, in the good way, but it lacks the sweet aftertaste of Chun Mee. I have no desire to rush out and buy a box, which is good since I would had to fly to Europe or order six boxes at a time on Amazon, but I don’t mind finishing this. Now I want Chun Mee. Badly. So I guess I will go place another Teavivre order. :)

Oh, and I love the name! Pickwick was the pet Dodo owned by Thursday Next! And gmathis, did you see that Republic of Tea is making a series of teas for #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? Or is that old news?

gmathis

Thursday Next … I keep finding reasons to like you :) I think I’d heard the RoT thing, but haven’t explored in depth. Had a lovely bookstore binge today and No. 1’s were on my shoppping list, but Alexander McCall Smith (at least the newer ones) is a little hard to find used and cheap.

ashmanra

I have found some great hardbacks at our local Hope Harbor and even Goodwill. Estate sales are a good bet, too! I will keep an eye as well.

gmathis

Our local Goodwill (2 blocks from my former front door) got trashed, too. An old favorite weekend hangout/walking destination. They are rebuilding, but not expected to open till fall.

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First found it in South Africa by accident and loved it. Strange how in the morning it wakes you up but in the evening can relax you. Full of antioxidants and vitamin c but decaffeinated!

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drank Ceylon by Pickwick
1 tasting notes

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drank Purely Peach by Pickwick
124 tasting notes

Smells similar to candy peach-O’s while still tasting like standard black tea.

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83
drank Cherry by Pickwick
20 tasting notes

Delicious cherry smell, the taste isn’t as intense but you can still taste the cherries. I’m usually not into fruity flavoured black teas, but this one is nice :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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