Wiseman Tea Company

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drank Genmaicha by Wiseman Tea Company
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I’ve not tried very many black-green blends that I liked, but this manages to find a happy medium. The tea tastes like a medley of fruit that I can’t really pick apart to identify – there are berries in there and definitely some citrus courtesy of the big pieces of orange peel they stuck in there – and almond flavouring. It’s an interesting mix along with the vegetale flavour of the green and the more robust, tannic flavour of the black tea. There’s a lot going on with this tea, and yet it still manages to work for me more or less.

It yields a good resteep too, although the ‘fruit medley’ had faded into something that was much more distinctly orange and citrusy.

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

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I’m not sure if this is what I had or not today, but this is the actual tea: http://tinroofteas.com/green-aroma-teas/984-kombucha-plum/

That tea shop used to only sell Tea Gschwender tea, but now they’re doing some other ones, too, and Wiseman is an option, I guess.

Anyway, it was really good. I don’t typically drink Kombucha, so I’m not certain what it’s role was in the tea, but the balance of plum to tea was quite nice. The tea had a bit of a kick, too. I picked up three other teas, so looking forward to trying them!

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78
drank Mint Green by Wiseman Tea Company
1610 tasting notes

I used the last of this tea to make a really nice iced tea and then mixed it with mango juice. So good!

Preparation
Iced

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78
drank Mint Green by Wiseman Tea Company
1610 tasting notes

Another tea from the Traveling Teabox and I have to say I’m liking this a lot better than the last one I tried! ;)

The tea smells fresh and minty and it reminds me as nothing so much as that Tident spearmint-flavour gum. The green tea looks like it’s been rolled into loose little gunpowder-style pellets and it looks and while some gunpowder teas will take on a dull, dusty appearance, particularly if they’re old – this tea looks fresh as well as smells fresh.

It’s nicely balanced in term of the flavour of the green tea and the flavour of the mint, with neither overwhelming the other. Both mint and gunpowder green tea can be bitter or astringent, but this tea is neither – it’s refreshing, light and slightly sweet. It’s too bad summer is over – this would be excellent iced and maybe with a bit of agave nectar.

I’m def keeping this one! :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Rose Tea by Wiseman Tea Company
1610 tasting notes

I steeped the tea longer and drank it with milk this time. The rose flavour is certainly stronger but the extra minute didn’t seem to turn the black tea base bitter. I’m not sure if the milk really does much for this tea – it isn’t a bad combination but I think I’d be just fine with drinking it plain as well.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Rose Tea by Wiseman Tea Company
1610 tasting notes

This was included as a free sample with my order from Wiseman Tea Co – which I thought was rather nice of them.

The dry leaves smelled delicately fragrant, like damask rose, though their flavour in the tea was slightly muted when compared to other rose teas I’ve had. Still, I’d rather have that than drink tea where the rose is so strong it’s like drinking perfume. The black tea base was mild and unobtrusive, mixing well with the rose while not being completely over-powered.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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78

De-cupboarding this tea. It’s a shame that Wiseman Tea co. went under as they had some nice blends in their collection. The last few times I’ve been taking this tea with milk which I normally don’t do with fruit-flavoured teas but it actually works quite nicely in this instance.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

I added a drizzle of agave nectar to this cup and the sweetness really suits this tea, really bringing out the fruit flavours.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

My order from Wiseman Tea Co. just came in a couple day ago and I couldn’t wait to crack open the tins and try my new teas out.

When I open the lid the scent that wafted out was sweet, fruity and tropical, with just the barest hint of rose. The tea itself is quite lovely to look at with a generous helping of colourful blue cornflowers, yellow sunflower petals, and rose petals. Apart from the rose I doubt these add much to the taste, but I think it adds a little extra ‘something’ to a tea when it’s visually appealing as well as tasty.

I brewed this cup quite lightly (the site recommends 4-6 min) because it’s getting late and I actually want to be able to sleep tonight. The tea tastes light and sweet and it’s just as fruity and tropical-y as it smells – the papaya flavour in particular tastes quite distinct to me. The base of the tea is nice and smooth without any astringency at all that my tongue can pick up. Too many tea companies try to get away with using a godawful base thinking it’ll get covered up by the flavourings. Not so here. The hint of floral rose is present as well but it’s very unobtrusive, which is a nice change – in most blends I’ve found that it tries to stage a hostile takeover on my tastebuds.

This is an exotic and summer-y-tasting drink and I’m thinking it would be great iced as well, or even in some kind of tea cocktail.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Wiseman Tea Co.

We’re thrilled you like our leaves Jillian, Cheers!

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88

A distinctive peachy note.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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67

I just joined Steepster and I have a good size cupboard right now full of teas from different companies and I decided to make this one my first tasting note. I remember standing at a Palo Alto tea house sniffing all the tea they have and I remember loving this tea’s aroma. It has a nice peach scent and I’m a sucker for that although that’s all I ever smell on this one. It brews to a nice color and the peach taste is light and pleasant. I never get tired of this tea. Good one.

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5 min, 0 sec
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85

Steeped this for 6 minutes this time and it brought out the flavor more without any bitterness.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85

Lovely subtle flavor and aroma.

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4 min, 0 sec

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72

Lovely light tasting tea

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

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72

Interesting with a little agave nectar. Brings out the orange flavor a bit more

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72

Nice light orange flavor, must try it again with a little sweetner

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3 min, 0 sec

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79

Backlogging from this morning…this was actually my first cuppa the day! It’s rare that I start the day with an oolong but it’s one of the darkest, boldest oolongs I have had so it worked well. Unfortunately I no longer have anymore of this in my stash…bummer…

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I have been writing ALL DAY so I need to catch up on backlogging…

This was great…only have enough for one more cup tho…bummer…

JustDuckyInNE

Arggh! You must suffer for your art! ;-)

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79

This is just pretty to even look at!

With all of the ingredients – it’s surprisingly smooth and delicate.

As it cools it tastes more woodsy but mostly I can taste the oolong with floral notes, the berries and mango blended in oh-so-nicely. It’s even sweet with a hint of bitterness from the petals – but in a good way…and very faint.

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80

Finished up my stash last week…I’ll miss this one…

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