87 Tasting Notes

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drank China Yunnan by Mark T. Wendell
87 tasting notes

I can be an incredibly hard sell on green teas (they’re often a touch too bitter for my taste), but this one is mild, fresh, sweet, and agreeable. It also ices beautifully.

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66
drank Ceylon Tea by Ahmad Tea London
87 tasting notes

A fairly standard loose Ceylon, strong, good for early mornings. It lacks the subtlety of finer single-estate fare, though, so if you want something a bit more distinguished, steer clear.

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drank Mango Black Tea by Trader Joe's
87 tasting notes

Brewed hot, this is a pretty run-of-the-mill fruit-flavored black tea (you don’t even get the overwhelming sense of mango right from the off, but rather a generic sweet tropical). However, brew it for icing, add some goldenrod honey, and you’re in for a treat!

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100

By and far the sweetest, loveliest, most delicate oolong I’ve ever tasted! Especially well suited to making iced tea.

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100
drank Assam White by Canton Tea Co
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Extraordinary, unlike any other white tea I’ve ever tasted – it’s full flavored like a standard black Assam, but without the harsher edge/incredibly strong maltiness that many of them have. Fruity notes, slightly sweet. Entirely unique!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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67

Reminds me of a more subtle Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu; the milk chocolate note is strong.

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100

Absolutely gorgeous! Sweet, mellow, and subtle with vague milk-chocolate notes.

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58
drank Chai by Twinings
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Not bad for a bagged chai, but not exceptional, either – I think I prefer the Ultra version, in this case, as it brews much truer to the traditional spice flavor palette I’m used to.

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I was shocked when this tea brewed dark red and tasted nothing like either mango or papaya. Given the ingredients list, however – Organic, Fair Trade Rooibos, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Apple Pieces, Organic Rosehips, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Compliant Strawberry Flavor, Organic Compliant Mango Flavor, Organic Compliant Vanilla Flavor, Organic Compliant Papaya Flavor, Organic Vanilla Powder – it’s not too difficult to see why.

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100
drank Pure Mint by Twinings
87 tasting notes

This is about as close as I can get to good Moroccan mint tea at home. Amazing with honey!

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