31 Tasting Notes

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drank Pure Ceylon Tea by Limson
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Drinking between 5 and 10 cups of tea a day can get expensive. I decided I needed a cheap type of black tea that was still drinkable with and without milk for the mornings and early afternoons. I found this at City Gross in Stockholm and it seemed to fit the bill as a box of 100 bags was less than 16 kronor(~$2.40).

Plain, it tastes a bit bitter but I oversteeped it by a minute or two. It has a malty body and a slightly astringent finish. It would be good for a quick wake-up in the morning or the sort of mindless drinking one does while studying for several hours at a time. With milk and sweetener it’s nice, but I think I prefer it plain.

I’m surprised how good this tea is for such a dirt-cheap price. It’s certainly better than the big boxes of Lipton. I wouldn’t serve it to guests, but for days when my taste buds don’t feel like working too hard or I’m focused on something else, it does the job!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Pure Rooibos by Twinings of London
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This isn’t very exciting, but is relaxing to drink. It has a smooth, slightly malty flavor with a tangy lemon finish. There’s a little bit of a metallic aftertaste when you drink it plain, but it’s quite good with honey.

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This herbal blend is amazing! One of my favorite things to drink ever, and it’s not very common. It tastes quite “juicy” but not too sweet, and the hibiscus works well with the lemongrass and chamomile. There is a touch of mint, just enough to cool your mouth after you swallow the tea.

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drank Vanilla Black Tea by Twinings
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I’m not quite sure why, but this is one of my favorite teas. It’s not natural tasting at all, and has more of a toffee flavor and scent than vanilla, but it’s so drinkable by itself and with milk and sugar. I’m sad they’re discontinuing it in the US :( hopefully Twinings brings it back soon!

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drank Indian Chai - Voyage by Twinings
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The best tea in the Voyage sampler box. It tastes good with and without milk, especially for a bagged chai.

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drank Green Tea & Lemon by Twinings
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drank Voyage Russian Taïga by Twinings
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Smells strongly of lemon with a hint of bergamot. Plain, it tastes quite good! The flavors are well balanced and I can still taste the black tea, which isn’t too bitter. It’s sort of a semi-Earl Grey with lemon, which is good for those of us that don’t really love Earl Grey (me!). Adding milk and sweetener brings out some fruityness. I would be open to purchasing a whole box of this, though it would take a while to get through it.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Voyage African tunda by Twinings
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I tried this first with nothing added to it, and it tasted pretty bad. It smells strongly of overly-sweet pineapple but has only a flat old black tea taste. Adding milk and sweetener made it drinkable, but I still couldn’t taste any flavors. It’s definitely the worst of the 5 varieties in the Voyage box.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Honey Ginseng by The Republic of Tea
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When brewed, it smells strongly of honey with a hint of ginseng, which is pleasant enough. However, it’s almost impossible to taste the green tea, and it’s overwhelmed by a mild honey flavor.

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drank Voyage - Indian Goa by Twinings
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With milk and sweetener, this is quite a nice tea. You can easily taste the orange but it doesn’t block out the taste of the tea itself. There’s a bit of a tangyness from the orange that lingers on the tongue. Would purchase again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m studying economics in Helsinki and doing my best to find good and interesting tea all over the world.

My favorite teas are the ones that punch you in the mouth and go WAKE UP ITS TEA TIME!!!

What I like: clove, cinnamon, ginger, rooibos, hibiscus, winter, pumpkin, honey, fire, pepper, sugar, smoke, sunlight, mist, mint, coriander, milk, snow

What I like less: bergamot, jasmine, grass, floral, lemon

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