The Drury Tea & Coffee Co. Ltd.

Recent Tasting Notes

94

This is one of the finest – if not actually the finest – whole leaf “pyramid” bag teas I’ve had. I have yet to brew it myself but have been drinking it repeatedly from a coffee stall in my home town for a number of weeks now. It’s strong, with lots of character and a nice kick of caffeine. I leave the tea bag in which I feel is unusual, but yields the best taste.

Flavors: Earth, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100

This tea was… well, beautiful is the best word to describe it. Very smooth and with an interestingly complex flavour which lingered and matured on the tongue wonderfully. The tea was very sweet on its own and went well with a dash of milk. As Assams go, I think this is one of the best out there. Highly recommended.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Quill Amory

Ahhhh, I want some! Does it really take that long to brew, though? I’d have probably become scared and taken the leaves out too soon.

Leigh Hamilton

I like strong assam, so I brewed it for what I figured was longer than average; the tea didn’t come with any preparation guidance, so I played it by ear.

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77

Tea was prepared with milk and sugar to sweeten.
Malty and sweet, even before sugar. Little to no aftertaste. Only slightly astringent. Tea works well with milk to complement maltiness. Overall refreshing, but somewhat bland beyond the first few sips. Second cup was much the same.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Quill Amory

Aww, I hate when the taste drops off after a few sips. Or worse, when the tannins build up and it gets all dry in your mouth. Cheap green tea does that.

Leigh Hamilton

Indeed; this tea was at least mostly lacking in tannins, so it never got anywhere near being dry or astringent. Of course, the milk probably helped there.

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62

It’s a good tea. Not the best darjeeling I dranked, but a good one. For me, it’s a good everyday tea to have.
Peach and muscate flavours, as you can expect for a darjeeling.

Disclaimer:
-I am not saying that I know enough about darjeelings to rate this in comparison to the universe of darjeeling teas.
-some of you may like it lighter than I (steep time and water temperature indicated above is for a strong result); in this case, I suggest to reduce temperature or 20-30 seconds of steeping (not more, if you still want to have flavours !).

Steep for about 3 minutes and you tea will just be ruined. I did it and I had to throw it all away beacause of the bitterness.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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