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Ronnefeldt Tea

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73
drank Orange Pekoe by Ronnefeldt Tea
325 tasting notes

This is from another sample Courtney sent me, thank you!

Weather is dreadful, dreadful, seems to have turned to the worst ever since the equinox and it being officially spring. I wanted a tea-ey tea. Something with presence. Body. No elusive, light, stuff. And this was an excellent selection for that mood.

It´s unmistakably a Ceylon tea, it has what I call the copper-y-ness of it. It´s slightly more astringent than I expected, though this seems to be an altitude grown tea, which might explain it. It´s not going to be a favorite orange pekoe ( the azores one is to me, just superior in everything) but it makes a nice cup of tea and is a good example of why this type of tea was so popular for so long.

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drank Orange Pekoe by Ronnefeldt Tea
1392 tasting notes

Thank you Sil for this sample! (233)

Unfortunately, I really don’t know what to say about it. It tastes like Orange Pekoe? I haven’t had enough of this type of black to really be able to appreciate it, and it’s been so long since I’ve had the bagged grocery store version that I couldn’t tell you how much better this one is in comparison, if at all.

It was a nice cup though. Thx

sherapop

“Orange pekoe” refers to the size of the cut leaves. You’ve probably seen SFTGOP, right? It means “Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”. The OP refers to orange pekoe, the size of the cut leaves. BOP means broken orange pekoe, so the leaves are smaller. CTC means crush tear curl, etc.. So the name of the brew you just prepared does not refer to any particular type or flavor of tea. Perhaps it is Ceylon? There is no question that “Orange Pekoe” has been successfully marketed into the minds of consumers as a type of tea!

Cavocorax

Thanks for going into all of that! Tea can be so fascinating, yet confusing. :D

I guess I meant more that it tasted like Ceylon, and that I haven’t had much experience with Ceylon teas as straight blacks. I’ve been drinking more Yunnan’s and Assams.

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82
drank Oolong Ti Dung by Ronnefeldt Tea
348 tasting notes

I broke my favorite mug this morning :( So to cheer myself up, I steeped this tea that I remember loving the last time I had it. This time around, I had the tea on its own. It was still sweet and nutty and all that goodness. The only difference I noticed was that it was more bitter than I remembered. I think last time the bitterness was masked by the food I was eating. It’s still a very nice oolong, though, so I will enjoy the rest of the sample that Courtney sent to me!

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79

last of my sample from courtney this morning…not much to say beyond this is a pleasant cup with a slight bit of astringency that i don’t mind at all. On the whole it was nice to get a sampling of ronnefeldt teas. They are for sure a fairly average cup of tea but nothing unpleasant or not worth drinking :) thanks courtney!

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82
drank Oolong Ti Dung by Ronnefeldt Tea
348 tasting notes

Thanks to Courtney for a sample of this oolong! I drank this tea while eating a very spicy meal, so I will leave the rating for next time when I can taste it properly on its own. That being said, I really enjoyed it. The tea was floral, sweet, and smooth. Three qualities I love in a greener oolong. It did get a bit bitter as the cup cooled down, but that seems to be happening with a lot of oolongs that I’ve tried lately. I already resteeped twice with the flavors holding strong. I will probably continue to resteep this one as it is evening and I don’t want to steep up any fresh caffeine.

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79

Another from courtney that is really quite nice. I like the faint astringency in this one that offsets the sweetness that comes from this. I like this one quite a bit, and is likely my favourite of the ronnefeldt teas that courtney was kind enough to pass on to me. I’ll rather enjoy finishing up the rest of this that i have :)

Courtney

Hah this was my favourite too.

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73
drank Margaret's Hope by Ronnefeldt Tea
4026 tasting notes

trying to get to my samples today since there’s a package at the post office that could be one of two things – both with a number of teas. :) This one was from courtney and is not a bad cup for this morning. There’s a bit of astringency in the cup, which i don’t mind at all in this particular case. This continues to reaffirm my opinion that ronnefeldt teas are sort of middle ground for me, so totally doable at a reasonable price point, but not something i MUST HAVE. so thanks for the wide range of teas from them to try courtney!

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92

Had a cuppa last night, after spending two extra hours at work. Comfort tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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74
drank Natural Assam by Ronnefeldt Tea
4026 tasting notes

finished off the last of this from courtney, for no other reason than i wanted a solid black AND because it meant a sipdown haha. Not actively working on them today but if i can get to 140, i will be a happy camper :) thanks for sharing this one with me courtney!

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73
drank Orange Pekoe by Ronnefeldt Tea
4026 tasting notes

you know…for an orange pekoe, this isn’t half bad. courtney sent this one my way as part of my ronnefeldt exploration. So far none of these have blown me out of the water, but they’ve also been relatively half decent. IE. nothing that i need to buy yet, but on the other hand, nothing that i’ve been unhappy with yet either :) i think my other cup of this will be with milk and sugar, just ’cause :)

Courtney

That’s how I’ve found them too.

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74
drank Natural Assam by Ronnefeldt Tea
4026 tasting notes

this came to me from the lovely courtney as I asked her for a few of the ronnefeldt teas she had so i could try them as a company. This is not your malty sort of assam. Instead it’s more of a fruitier (but not a la taiwanese tea sort of fruity) cup of tea. There’s a boldness here that i can get behind, that is nice this morning. Thanks for sharing this one with me courtney!

Courtney

I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

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drank Oolong Ti Dung by Ronnefeldt Tea
4026 tasting notes

This is a tea from courtney like her! I’m not the biggest fan of oolongs. This one isn’t bad but it’s pretty much smack dab in the middle of oolong land for me. Not too green tasting but not delicious either lol. Just an average oolong. :) still though, first tea. From this company so good to try it out! Thanks Courtney!

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70
drank Natural Assam by Ronnefeldt Tea
709 tasting notes

Received this one in my swap with Courtney. I love assam. I am sure I have said in many of my reviews that CTC assam is one of my all time favourite teas.

This one is not a CTC version, but the leaves are quite small. There is not much smell to the tea dry. Brewed there is a very, very light assam smell. Slightly sweet.

The brewed tea is OK. I had quite high hopes for this one. I am not getting any malt, which is the most disappointing part. It is only moderately bold. There is a mild sweet honey flavour. I am not getting much spice either that is described in the description of this tea. To me, this one is almost bordering on a Ceylon. I am also getting a light metallic tang in the aftertaste, which I have had with some assams before.

The tea itself it good, I just prefer a much bolder and maltier assam. I think it may have been better with a larger quantity of tea, I used 1 tsp which is what I normally use.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

Sorry this one wasn’t the best for you. I also love Assams, especially the malt of course.

Lala

That’s ok. You never know if you try. That is the great (and maybe not so great) thing about swaps. You get to try a bunch of teas to see if you like them, without committing to large amounts. I was still very happy to try it.

Courtney

Very true. :) I’m excited to try your homemade tea!

Lala

Handmade tea, maybe? That is the company name, it is a monthly tea service :)

Courtney

Ohhh. I thought it said handmade. Well, that’s not quite as fun haha. :P

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92

Had this last nights with some roast chestnuts. For some reason it didn’t go well with the chestnuts – I needed something less sweet, I guess. Oh well.

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92

Tired tired tired tired.
Nice night sip before going to sleep.
Need I say more?
Coo-kies!

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drank Oolong Ti Dung by Ronnefeldt Tea
570 tasting notes

I’m not the biggest fan when oolongs don’t have specific steeping instructions, since in my experience, I’ve found them to be somewhat finicky. I went in the middle and steeped this for 2.5 minutes, and just let the water cool while I put dishes away.

It did turn out just fine. It’s a green oolong, so it has that familiar slightly vegetal flavour, but with an added sweetness at the end of the sip. The sweetness is interesting. I generally prefer darker oolongs but I am impressed with this one.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
teabro

Ti Dong by Ronnefeldt is not the best Taiwanese oolong out there but is fine all the same. Judging by your likes, you should try the Cream Assam by Ronnefeldt. It may be your new favorite tea.

Courtney

Thanks for the suggestion!

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92

Late night treat last night after a super tiring and frustrating day at work. Beautiful

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92

Dull me – another cup of this as an evening treat. I made some home-made granola tonight, and the house smells wonderful.

caile

Sounds nice!

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94

Had a comforting cup of this at work. Hands down, best earl grey that I’ve ever had.

TheTeaFairy

This is usual for me, first time I hear of a bergamot darjeeling…

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94

Delicious raisins and juicy plums in a cup, with a faint echo of astringency, and a silky smooth body. I’m starting to think that Ronnefeldt can do no wrong – I have yet to be disappointed in them.
They have beautiful labels for their tea, as well.

yyz

You have made me curious to try some of their teas. I found a place through *OMGsrsly*’s Vancouver list that sells there teas, but unfortunately only in the US and Canada.

TheTeaFairy

Yum to that, I’d say!

OMGsrsly

Ooo, I see my name! I thought I’d seen the Ronnefeldt teas, but I couldn’t remember where. Thanks for the reminder, yyz. :)

yyz

Just in case you were curious, this is the store.
http://www.teaontheweb.com

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92

This has become my regular evening treat, and that’s great, so long as it lasts :)
Anyone have any idea where I can stock up on Ronnefeldt Tea online?

NofarS

Has anyone bought anything from Cup of Tea? They seem to sell Ronnefeldt teas online. Not looking to stock up at the moment, just wondering about them when my stock of Ronnefeldt tea drops low.

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92

Another late night sip of this, together with a delicious almond brioche. Great way to end a not so great day (I’ve got a nasty cold).

yyz

Hope you feel better soon!

NofarS

Thank you!

OMGsrsly

Oh no! Not you too! Hope you feel better ASAP.

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92

Late night treat last night, and as delicious as it was when I first tasted it. Mmmm… cookies.

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This is another from Annie’s gift woot.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a straight Darjeeling, and I’ve seen such mixed reviews on how people feel about them I was completely unsure what to expect. I am enjoying this cup overall. I’m getting the subtlest hint of mineral in the background, but essentially it’s a nice, simple cup of black tea. There is a wee bit of astringency here, but nothing offensive.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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