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181 Tasting Notes

I can’t believe it took until now to talk about this tea. It’s well balanced and sweet, without taking over from the tea. One of my favourites, but sadly it’s just run out (boohoo)

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I’ve just had long boring day, topped off by replacing a punctured tyre in a rain storm.

This tea was my antidote, and to my relief, it’s just what the doctor ordered. It’s got a nice smooth soothing flavour, but not overpowering and with something interesting and subtle about it (if I was a proper sommelier I’d find some taste or smell to compare it to, but I’m not in the mood).

Highly recommended nice and hot with a spot of milk to make it even smoother.

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Delicious, one of the best green teas I have ever had. Easily brews three times with no issues and still tastes great. When I get it right, it’s lovely and smooth, with a nice strong flavour.

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Successfully gave it to my girlfriend, who luckily likes it more than I do!!

EllieTea4Me

Didn’t I give you that? Or one like it?
Rest assured, I didn’t like it much either…

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I was given this tea by my sister’s boyfriend, who visited Nepal recently. This is lovely, fairly similar to my Sikkim Temi. Very moreish

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My tea timer on my phone told me to make this using 70degC water and to steep for 2 mins. I usually use slightly hotter water and am careful with the timings because any more than a minute makes it horribly bitter.

It was a bit of a pain to get water at 70degC and I ended up mixing together hot and cold water to get the right temperature, but I followed the instructions precisely, even heating the mug (I made it with a tea ball) to make sure it was right.

The result was a better cup of sencha than I have had for a long time, a fuller taste without being bitter.

I’m learning….

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It’s not a tea that I can get used to. That’s not to say that I don’t like it, it’s just not what I expect from a tea!

This has a very sweet smell, sickly and sweet. Luckily it doesn’t taste so sweet, although it is sweet compared to most teas.

In the taste, the ceylon tea balances out the sweetness of the maple, and they are probably in about the right balance. But somehow the two flavours don’t quite mesh together.

I have enjoyed it, but I can’t say that it stands out as being my favourite tea – just as being a bit interesting and a bit different. Worth a try, but do like I did, and get a pack of a dozen bags, not a hundred!

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It’s been in my cupboard for a long time and I’m glad to see an empty tin so I can put some bagged tea into a nice clean tin and clear some space.
It’s not that I didn’t like, but I’ve never really found that flowering teas are my favourites, and the same is true of this one. It’s pleasant, and the flower taste goes nicely with the tea, I just rather that they didn’t bother mixing them. Hmm…

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drank Darjeeling by Ashby's of London
181 tasting notes

A good solid darjeeling. I need to look up how much these cost, because it’s a pretty nice no-nonsense tea.
I find with some Darjeeling that it is too bitter without milk and yet so weak that the flavour gets drowned by any milk you add. This tea seems to get a compromise so that it works with OR without milk, amazing!

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drank Earl Grey by Ashby's of London
181 tasting notes

It’s actually an excellent Earl Grey, especially considering it comes out of an ordinary-looking teabag. I’ve had it sat around for a few weeks because I wasn’t expecting much from it.
It’s a nice fruity Early Grey, without the tendency of some Earl Greys to have a hint of dishwater in the flavour. If anything, the bergamot flavour dominates a little too much, but I don’t mind that when it’s fruity like this. It’s quite warming and gives you a cosy feeling inside

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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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