187 Tasting Notes

drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
187 tasting notes

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Had 3 cups of this today. I thought I’d try it on some friends, because it’s a great tea for any people who want to try something interesting but still want a “normal” black tea that you can have milk with. They loved it, so we kept topping up the pot!

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drank Li Zi Xiang by Aurora
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Opening the packet, the smell was not so grassy, but it almost reminded me of oolong. The leaves as well are blue-grey. I was expecting a fluorescent green colour because I have just been drinking sencha, but it has th colour of honey and the smell of the brew is sweet too. I could eat some lemon cake with this for sure. After all that, the taste was a little disappointing. Or at least, not quite what I expected. I’ll have to drink it again to decide what I thnk

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
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The second steep was good as well, but not as strong as the first one. I don’t really know what to expect, but this is prefectly pleasant after a second steep. I didn’t try a third for fear of it being hot water with no flavour whatsoever

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drank China Sencha by Aurora
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This was incredible. A real change from all the gunpowder green tea I have had so much recently. It was strong and a little grassy and not at all bitter. After all the logs on here talking about multiple steeps, I will save the leaves for another steep or two tomorrow – can’t wait!

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This was a good way to start my saturday, but I always end up with some tea dust at the bottom of the mug because my strainer isn’t fine enough to cope!

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drank Sikkim FTGFOP-1 Temi by Aurora
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I first bought this from First Class Teas but this time I bought it from Aurora. It’s a fantastic black tea with a really interesting flavour and it doesn’t need milk at all

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drank Red Label by Sainsbury's
187 tasting notes

I have this quite regularly at home as a standard black tea. It’s pretty good really, and my housemate Paul was pleased because I brewed it good and strong

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I made this using my infuser so I’d just gt one cup. Left it slightly longer than I normally would, and it was strong but sill not bitter. What a lovely way to finish the evening

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Brought back from holiday by some friends, I was initially put off by it looking a bit like cloudy pond water. But it is a nice gentle blend with anise and bilberry taste well balanced with the taste of the tea. You can’t drink this with milk – I did try it once but it wasn’t pleasant!

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I finished being a student in 2008 and began working in The North, where “tea” means “evening meal” which confuses me regularly. I love encouraging people to try new teas, but when I’m not doing that, I play the trombone, play some sport (badly) and socialise

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