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6 Tasting Notes

79

The Maeda-en Traditional Genmai-cha is a typical looseleaf genmai-cha.
Pricing is around $4.50/150g looseleaf bag, or around $30/kg.
The ‘Golden’ label simply states a higher ratio of roasted rice to tea, making for a flavor that somewhat reminds of barley tea.
The sencha itself is of somewhat lower quality, although due to the nature of genmai-cha the flavor is not affected and the rural-tasting essence is preserved.
The flavor is very rustic and full-bodied.
It is recommended, Maeda-en has not dissappointed.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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49

I had this at a local tea and coffee shop.
My first taste of this was:
Wow, this is a mild tea.
When I usually drink Darjeeling, I expect some characteristics of it. A light fruity/floral taste (without any notion of added flavorings, of course.)
However, this Darjeeling was rather tasteless, except for the musty dry taste of tea.
A bit of sugar was needed to finish what was in the end a rather dull and unentertaining tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61

A blend of tea with other spices and flavorings, Czar Nikolas II Premium Russian Tea presents itself as very light. I agree with the previous reviewing in saying that this tea is basically good for one steeping only. A sip reveals a light tea taste, but with the presence of more than subtle mint flavoring. A true subtle taste reveals itself below the mint flavor, and that is of, in my opinion, roses. Although not a fan of flavored teas, Czar Nikolas II Premium Russian Tea replicates in affordable style the unique taste of Russian tea-making style. It should be recommended to all those who want to taste the tea of a country little-known for its tea culture.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
6 tasting notes

I’d rather shoot myself than drink this again.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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17
drank Zen by Tazo
6 tasting notes

Weak, too minty, and lacks tea flavor.
Rather disgraceful for it to be called Green Tea.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Russian Earl Grey by Lipton
6 tasting notes

Not too strong, nor overpowering.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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