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drank Ration Tea by Past Times
141 tasting notes

When I first opened the bag, I was hit with a very sweet, almost fake tea fragrance. The contents also didn’t look like tea leaves. Instead, the bag contained small dried particles similar to instant coffee.

This brewed to a deep black cup of tea. OMG, this stuff is strong! I’m not a cream and sugar guy, but this one almost needs it- it packs a wallop! The tea is of medium body and the astringency is moderate but it becomes more pronounced in a lingering aftertaste.

While it’s one of the oddest looking teas I’ve ever had, it’s really not bad. It’s a good first cup as it literally kicks you into gear but some may prefer to add a sweetener.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Is this just a CTC British tea, most likely heavy on the Assam? Or something else?

Paul M Tracy

They do have the typical “grape nuts” nugget shape, so you’re probably right. However, while the body was fair, I didn’t get a lot of malt. The astringency was rather high especially on the finish.

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ashmanra

Is this just a CTC British tea, most likely heavy on the Assam? Or something else?

Paul M Tracy

They do have the typical “grape nuts” nugget shape, so you’re probably right. However, while the body was fair, I didn’t get a lot of malt. The astringency was rather high especially on the finish.

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