Typhoo

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3
drank Typhoo Decaf by Typhoo
60 tasting notes

Vile and flavorless. Easy to oversweeten.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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31
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
4 tasting notes

I think a few of these higher scores must be blinded by their loyalty! The gardens that are used in this blend really arent of the best quality, and for me this clearly shows in the taste. Back to a good old cup of Punjana for me. yet to be beaten.

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50
drank Leaf Tea (Loose Leaf) by Typhoo
115 tasting notes

When I bought this tea, I wondered why the box was labeled “Leaf Tea” rather than “Loose Leaf Tea”. I soon found out when I opened the foil bag inside keeping the “leaves” fresh.

Leaf Quality:
I opened the bag, and what I found was unexpected. The tea was very finely cut/ground, more so than CTC. Some pieces were larger than others, but the tea could be compared to grains of salt. Some pieces were very dark while others were a lighter brown. They smelled better than it looked; almost like a crisp orange pekoe or English breakfast. However, this tea would have gone better in bags, as it is pretty difficult to filter tea so finely ground.

Brewed Tea:
The tea dust produced a dark brown cuppa, with a slight reddish hue. It smelled malty, and a bit chocolaty. There wasn’t much character in the tea. Perhaps there was some Assam in this. It was crisp, just as it smelled, and I had brewed it a bit strong (I have a feeling this tea can withhold longer steepings).

I decided to add a lemon slice, and a tiny squeeze of lemon juice. This lightened the color a bit, and made the tea more pleasant. As I mentioned before, this tea lacks the character that other teas possess. There wasn’t anything in particular that stood out to me. However, I’m sure this will make a nice iced tea.

This is not my favorite tea, but it was nice to drink something to soothe to my sore throat and my terrible cough.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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66
drank Leaf Tea (Loose Leaf) by Typhoo
2397 tasting notes

I got this at the Middle Eastern market where I go to buy all my cheap teas. I just got it a month ago and the expiration label already says Feb 2012 so that was clearly my mistake.

It is strange that the leaves in this loose leaf pack are ground up so fine, it’s like they just used the same tea that they would use for teabags. Is it necessary to be THAT cheap?

Anyway I digress. I steeped this for 4 minutes with boiling water and it is generically average, mundane is definitely the word that comes to mind (see my rating scale on the right). I wouldn’t choose to bring this with me on a desert island but if it was there I would most likely drink it. :)

I think it might be a Ceylon, there is a bit of briskness in the cup, a slight bitterness. I did run off to get some soymilk to throw in this, but oddly enough I liked it better plain. I don’t know if this is my tastebuds adapting or what.

I’ve been thinking about doing an art project with tea and this would be a likely culprit. Though I reckon the tannins in tea would eat away at paper and such over the years.

ScottTeaMan

What kind of art do you like to create??

TeaBrat

Different things, I’ve done a lot of watercolor paintings in the past and collage stuff. I really need to get my act together and post them on the internets somewhere!

K S

This happens at the market where I shop as well. Buyer beware because they take nothing off the shelf. That’s why I will never buy loose leaf out of the bins.

Bonnie

Use wood board! Or use canvas and gesso it first and let dry!

TeaBrat

hmm. I wonder if the tea would sufficiently permeate the gesso? I’ll have to try it one of these days!

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43

I ran across this several months ago, and having an interest in British teas (and the cheap price tag) I picked up a box. Just today I finally tried a cup.

As soon as I opened the bag I had second thoughts. It looked worse that the tea in the teabags that I get at many of the local restaurants… the tea was tiny and granular. I wondered for a second if maybe it was instant. Rereading the box I realized it was not, but didn’t see how it would stay in a strainer. I got the finest mesh one in my possession and brewed up a cup to see how it would go.

It brewed very darkly! It looked more like coffee than tea. Typically, when learning about a cup of tea I start with it plain, then add things in to see if creamer or sweetener enhances the flavor. This one I just went straight to the doctoring up phase.

And you know what? It was actually pretty good. It’s not something I’d really look forward to having, but if it were rainy or cold out and I just wanted a basic cuppa, it would hit the spot! So I guess I’ve learned my lesson about preconceived notions…. this one will end up staying in my pantry until I finish it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LENA

LOL…I picked this up at a little British store too. I don’t think I’ve tried it yet. :)

ashmanra

Sounds a lot like one my middle daughter loves called London Cuppa. We only steep it for two and a half minutes, but it is a good basic tea. We ran out and can’t find it now, so now eldest in Ireland is trying to find some to send me. Maybe this would be a good replacement. I think I saw it at Southern Season, which is BTW having their clearance sale! All teas discounted!

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82
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
7 tasting notes

Hearty without being earthy. Rather, smooth and rich. Good for daily caffeine intake. Lacking for subtlety.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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34

Typhoo wasn’t allowed in our home when I was growing up. My father wouldn’t allow it. Not because he thought it was a bad tea (although it is), it was due to the fact that he hated the tele ads. He used to say that he’d lose an IQ point for every Typhoo advertisement he heard or saw. I have to agree with him. Since it was banned at home, I considered it forbidden fruit so I drank it at friends’ homes and any other such times that it was available to me. I never liked it, but it was forbidden to me and therefore was to be imbibed as often as possible. Call it rebellous youth. :)

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
1 tasting notes

Love this tea without milk or sugar. I take it when I wanted something simple, clean, just a good cup of straight forward tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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68
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
45 tasting notes

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92
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
3 tasting notes

My second favorite tea. It is Similar to PG Tips, But it definitely has its own taste.

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31
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
22 tasting notes

Found these on offer, which is sadly the way I find most my teas, and now I have a whole bag of them left over.

Not my cuppa tea. Its reasonably strong but that’s is about all it has going for it. The flavour can only be described as brown. Nothing to make me go ‘OO’ in this tea bag.

Since I know so many people like this brand I won’t slate it awfully as I may get tea related hate mail or worse. Anyway this is not really what I was expecting or wanted when I saw the bags going cheap.

Oh well, not too much of a dent in my wallet and maybe I can palm them off onto a mate that likes it a bit more than me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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53

Attempt #1 at making Snapple: Tried this iced with Lemon Green from English Tea Store and a bunch of sugar. Not bad, but a kind of weird aftertaste.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
12 tasting notes

Certainly not English Breakfast tea! Typhoo is good everyday cheapo blend tea far superior to the rubbish put out by Tetleys. Nothing too special but always handy to have around when you run out of the good stuff.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Leaf Tea (Loose Leaf) by Typhoo
50 tasting notes

This tea instantly transports me to my days at Oxford, senior summer of high school. I am by no means an old fogey, but I am a sentimental human who misses England terribly!

It is basic, strong, black tea, ground finer than most loose leaf. I like it strong, with whole milk, no sugar. Not much to say flavor-wise, but I have a soft spot for it. What can I say?

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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32

Typhoo is one of those brands so identified with the UK that you really want to like it, but it’s really weak and flat in comparison to many other brands. It is better than nothing. Anyway, what do you expect from a company that has a slogan of “Making Good Tea Since 1903”. I’m not interested in “good” tea — I want great tea!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I agree so much with that last line! It’s like when manufacturers talk about their ‘quality product’. Yes, but WHAT quality?

Bel27

Hi , I am tea importer & I would like to take your opinion about English breakfast tea. Thanks

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34

I bought some of this tea at a local British specialty store. I think I might have put too much (about 3 tablespoons) tea into the coffee filter when I made this (I was in a rush).
It tastes like your generic bland black tea. It’s very bitter if you care for that in a tea (a little too bitter for me). Also, it’s more of ground tea than loose leaf. It looks like someone just emptied out the ground black tea from the Typhoo bagged tea and packaged it as loose leaf tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
5 tasting notes

A good everyday tea, great when I need a pick me up at work.

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
30 tasting notes

Needed the extra caffeine today, I guess.

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
30 tasting notes

Oh, how I love this British tea. So dark and smooth and omg, perfect for waking up.

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
18 tasting notes

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75
drank English Breakfast by Typhoo
18 tasting notes

It’s either this or PG Tips in the morning. Love me some real British tea.

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