6 Tasting Notes

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drank Dragonwell by DAVIDsTEA
6 tasting notes

David’s Dragonwell is my favourite of quite a few Dragonwells I’ve had the pleasure of trying. It’s sunny and sweet, not smoky, and almost honey-like. Very forgiving of longer brew times and rebrews. Delicious.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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94
drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

Golden by name, golden by nature. Like a featherweight boxer, light on its feet but can hold its own when cornered. The slightest of bitterness to give an edge to the smoothness. Fine with a slight dribble of milk, but consider without.

Preparation
1 tsp

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82
drank Ceylon Kandy by The Tea Junction
6 tasting notes

A moderately aromatic tea, surprisingly lacking in substance at standard brew times. Unfortunately, not terribly forgiving of longer brew times to counteract, adding almost a sourness. Might make a good base for a light iced tea, or be prepared to use double your tea to get the most from it.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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82
drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
6 tasting notes

A mid Assam with almost overtones of Darjeeling bringing a slight fragrant taste. There’s very little aroma on the nose, but lots of taste lingering on the tongue. Seems to need a splash of milk to control it, and a shorter brew time might not be strong enough.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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26

This tea gave off quite a wonderful smell about half way through the recommended brewing time, and I was really looking forward to it. But the flavour was disappointing.

The vanilla is nonexistent, and the blackcurrant, ginseng and hibiscus just give off a bitterness. About half way down the cup it had settled a little, and the result was that the latter half of the tea became undrinkable.

The ingredients also list hibiscus first (the most by weight), then orange leaves and peel. Where were these two in the name? I’ll be making sure to check Twinings’ ingredient list next time I buy a fruit/herbal blend.

This was not an enjoyable cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Anyanka

Hibiscus is taking over the world. Insidiously.

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93

A wonderfully smooth, hearty blend of Indian teas. One of my favorites to wake up to, or for a relaxing evening.

Don’t expect tang, but instead a warming embrace.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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A tea fan in Wales, UK. Hearty blacks, extravagant greens, and a smattering of white. Herbals cross my path sometimes too.

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