6 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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89

A very malty Assam tea. It tastes almost as good as loose leaf, which is surprising for such a decently priced tea bag tea. My advice is to brew it in non-hard water – filter it if you can. I have yet to try it in hard water.

The taste is fairly strong, pleasant and the aftertaste is gentle and pleasant. I very much recommend this tea, and shall try it loose leaf sometime.

My last tip – brew it for 4 minutes at least for maximum taste

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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57

Not really much I can say about this. It’s pretty bland and tasteless but it’ll do if you have no other decaff tea and can’t have any more caffeine. I’ve certainly had worse.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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87

First to note is that I’m drinking from the tea bags and not the loose leaf, however I do think it’s worth reviewing it in bag form. This tea is quite simply marvellous. It might not be as fine tasting as a more expensive tea such as teapigs, or wearetea.com, but is certainly a measure above other teas in this price bracket. It is strong and malty, with a rich aftertaste and a very pleasant sensation post-drinking.

Be careful not to stew though. It can be too bitter when stewed.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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95

A good strong hardy tea. A “builder’s brew” but much higher quality as reflected in the somewhat premium price. Well worth the price. My tip is to brew it to almost stewed strength.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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54

Good strong black tea, with more of a taste of vanilla than chocolate. Smells a bit strange with a sickly aftertaste. Not really for me, but can see why others may like it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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