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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
1287 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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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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67
drank Earl Grey by Pickwick
20 tasting notes

Just a fine Earl Grey, but not revolutionary.

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

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100
drank Rooibos by Pickwick
20 tasting notes

My personal favorite when it comes to rooibos. My experience is that it gets even better when you let it steep for a longer period of time.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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85
drank Rooibos Honey by Pickwick
20 tasting notes

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drank Purely Peach by Pickwick
1773 tasting notes

This really does smell like Peach-Os, which isn’t really what I want my tea to smell like. It did say on the package that it was naturally and artificially flavored, but I didn’t really taste the peach all that much. I would probably let this steep for another minute if I had another bag, it was a bit on the weak side, but the problem may have been that I used 8oz of water and I should have used 6. The bag was lacking in instructions other than steep time.

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

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73
drank Tropical Fruit by Pickwick
1249 tasting notes

It’s interesting, Brett tasted pineapple and banana in this. I tasted mango and passion fruit. The banana I kind of caught after the cup cooled but honestly, had I not seen the ingredient list I would have missed it. I didn’t taste pineapple at all which is fine by me.

Pickwick teas are pleasant teas where the flavors seem natural for the most part. With this one the flavors are natural tasting but subdued. It is not a big fake cup of candy. Not bad for a simple bagged tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Bosvruchten (Forest Fruit) by Pickwick
1249 tasting notes

I am not sure why this is called Forest Fruit. The ingredient list includes blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry. To my way of thinking that makes Field Fruit but what do I know. I have never seen this brand in the store. It is imported from Holland. If it is available in your area and cheap it is worthy of a try. A simple bagged tea with pretty natural tasting fruit flavors. I taste raspberry and strawberry. I can’t single out the tea base. A pleasant cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I think all of those bushes (and strawberry plants) grow wild in the forest, hence forest fruit. Though I’ve heard the term “fieldberry” a lot more than “forestberry”…

K S

Fieldberry makes a lot more sense by my experience. Not sure about blueberry (do they grow on a bush or a tree?) but the others grow wild in the fields and fence rows around here.

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drank Orange tea by Pickwick
1249 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
1249 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 Strawberry by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Good strawberry flavor. I oversteeped this, so it was a little astringent (It is so easy to get distracted). Nice with a littlel half and half – strawberry and cream – Mmm!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Tropical Fruit by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

The box does not list the specific fruit flavors, but I can taste banana and pineapple, which appear in a picture on the box. The picture also shows a mango and a pomegranate , but I don’t taste those fruits. The flavors are not overpowering, which was what I was expecting of the banana flavor especially. A pleasant flavored tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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77

Much better than their Orange tea; more natural tasting. The flavor is of raspberries and blueberries, in a good ratio. The blueberry gives the raspberry more depth. Another dessert tea, good with chocolate.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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