4 Tasting Notes

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drank Gorgeous Geisha by T2
4 tasting notes

I’ll say one thing off the bat – this tea smells mouthwatering. It has a grassy sencha flavour, and the distinct creaminess makes it a good introduction for those uninitiated into the world of green tea. That said, the strawberry serves to make the tea taste rather tart, which I’m not sure I’m a fan of – going from a sweet, soft fragrance to the surprisingly strong flavour was a bit of a shock! I’ll also need to put slightly less tea in next time to minimise bitterness. Even without the bitterness, the flavour is nothing to write home about, which is a shame.

Edit: This tastes much better cold. Still not amazing but much much better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Arctic Fire by T2
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This, like most T2 brews, smelt scrumptious but tasted pretty lacklustre. The soft minty aftertaste was this tea’s saving grace, and I enjoyed it the most when it was lukewarm, rather than piping hot or cold. When steeped for longer than three minutes the light fruity flavours were completely overpowered by the standard black tea taste, so I’d stick to a brief steep time for this one.

It’s not a particularly well balanced tea, unfortunately – the delicious fruity smells translated disappointingly and I couldn’t find any real trace of spice.

All in all, not terrible, but not brilliant either – the aftertaste is quite unique and lovely, but otherwise it’s just a good smelling, average tasting black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Earl Grey is my favourite kind of tea and this is my all time favourite brew. It’s completely unbeatable – the smell of the bergamont is very fresh, and the flavour is smooth and full. There’s also no bitter aftertaste which seems to be the bane of many earl greys I try. I prefer not having this overly steeped – it’s lovely just on the line between light and medium strength. It also really gives you a kick in the butt in the morning, which is kind of the point! I need to order myself some more of this – it really is delightful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Bright Night by T2
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I bought this on a whim and did not regret it – this stuff is delicious and perfect for a late night. I’ve found that the longer I steep it, the better the flavour becomes. It’s not too flowery or minty, and very soothing. It is great to clear your head when you’re on the edge of a headache – very much recommended.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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