4 Tasting Notes

62

A very mild and light black tea, reminiscent of an Oolong, even. Its subtle flavors incorporate the mildest apricot, but don’t think it’s a fruity one! A very nice black tea, golden orange in color, and easy on the palette. No milk or sugar needed.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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A very tasty tea. If you like Japanese-styled Green teas with popped rice, then this will hit the spot for you. The combination of the green goodness of Matcha with the toasty nuttiness of Genmaicha is wonderfully full-bodied. I would recommend this tea to anyone.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Hojicha by Harney & Sons
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There are three words to describe this tea: toasty, toasty, and toasty.

This makes a nice cup of relaxing flavors of roasted tea. It is very similar in flavor to Genmaicha, a Japanese green tea with toasted rice, but even more toasty. Like the previous comment remarked, it is a nice and relaxing tea, though steeping it for only 1.5 mins gives it a more pleasant softness.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Kenya Milima by Harney & Sons
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Quite a nice tea. I purchased a 4 oz tin of this direct from Harney & Sons with the rest of my order since I was interested in trying a real tea from Africa. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and subtle flavor. I brewed it first at 185 / 2min 15sec, but got a lot of tannins. Brewing it 185 / 1min 15sec was lovely, but could probably be brewed longer/stronger.

The tea is very smooth, and much lighter than other black teas. At its price, it is also a nice deal for a nice tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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