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drank Assam Mokalbari by Elemental Tea
59 tasting notes

This does indeed have a clear coppery-red infusion. Very appealing appearance. Smells like a mix between an assam and a pu-erh tea; earthy and a tiny tiny bit fishy. The infusion feels soft, yet complex. Muted spicyness and subtle maltiness. Goes down easy, very enjoyable. It would be very easy to drink quite a few cups of this.

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

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drank Golden Monkey by Elemental Tea
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Day 6 of the Journey into Black Teas

Wow, this is very different than the Indian black teas I’ve been drinking! Spicy and malty, with a taste that quickly vanishes after swallowing. Very surprising, very enjoyable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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97

Had this one again today – still so good! More earthy than I remembered it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Has a coppery hue in the cup. A fragrant darjeeling with mild astringency. It has a very appetizing smell, and an aftertaste that reminds me of a Chinese green tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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Day 4 of the Journey into Black Teas

Visually, this tea is a pale orange glow in the cup. The aroma is faint, and almost reminds me of a high quality Japanese green tea (surprisingly). A delicate yet full-bodied darjeeling, with mild astringency and a wonderful, distinctive primary flavor that I can’t quite name. It seems maybe slightly floral, but I’m not certain of this. It has a delicious, somewhat savory aftertaste.

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Seems like a good standard ceylon. Definitely a good tea for waking me up in the morning – nothing strange or overwhelming, just a strong foundation.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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93

Definitely a nice coppery darjeeling. The description is spot on with the almondy and buttery aftertaste! And it does have quite the intoxicating aroma.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Seeyok 2nd Flush by Harney & Sons
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Day 3 of my Journey into Black Teas!

This one is definitely unlike the darjeelings I’ve had so far, probably because it’s fully oxidized. Very slightly astringent, a little nutty and savory. Nothing floral or fruity about this darjeeling. Great for if you’re in the mood for a darker tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Decaf Assam by Harney & Sons
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The infusion smells very slightly fishy. But the taste is sweet and malty. It’s nothing very attention-grabbing, but it seems like a great go-to decaf black tea. I enjoyed it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Darjeeling Blend by Harney & Sons
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Day 2 of my Journey into Black Teas!

The infusion has a mild, nutty scent. This tea has a perfect level of astringency for that palate-cleaning sensation. It has a roasted, somewhat nutty and woody taste. Very much unlike the last Darjeeling I had. There is something unique and “clean”-seeming about the aftertaste; perhaps its slightly lemony.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Long-term tea drinker from Michigan. Has a tendency towards Japanese green teas, lighter oolong styles like Ti Kuan Yin, and the occasional pu-erh. But recently, has been trying to develop a taste for black teas.

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