3 Tasting Notes

drank Dorset Tea by Spicers
3 tasting notes

Purchased Dorset tea as a new product to try for my routine tea throughout the day, so I’m happy to purchase bagged, though would be nice to find a loose leaf variety. While I generally purchase Yorkshire tea, I’ve immediately noticed that Dorset tea is often an easier brew, with less cups having the tip-of-the-tongue bitterness from my lazy brewing.

I generally find the teabag brews best for around 1.5-2 minutes, with near boiling water.

The tea has a pleasant, noticeable body of Assam, which I find essential in any decent everyday blend. While the character of the tea isn’t as strong as Yorkshire, it’s a mild and interesting blend that’s enjoyable for calm days, and entertaining casual guests who I’ve often found dislike the heavier taste of Yorkshire.

It’s possible I may switch entirely to Dorset Tea for my everyday cup. It’s comforting and traditional, without being stagnant.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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Received a gift pack that included a small 25g tin of this.

Has a very fragrant aroma of rich mixed spice, and brews into a pleasant golden sheen. Drank the first cup with half a sugar, as I drink most teas, but the added spices and flavour meant I easy drank it neat with no complaints.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Rich and varied flavours are overpowered by it’s incredible bitterness when brewed to any typical method. Varied temperature, steeping time and filtered water still result in a palatable astringent tang after the first sip.

Flavors: Astringent, Earth, Smoked

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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I’m a bit of a heavy tea drinker, but generally prefer simple British blends with loose leaf teas as a more relaxing treat throughout the day.

I’m not too experienced with many teas, and I’m terrible at picking out ingredients within teas. But I generally enjoy pretty much all black teas, and will try pretty much everything darker than rooibos.

I drink around 10-30 cups of tea a day. Leave at least two or three to go cold through forgetfulness, and spend far too long deliberating in the tea aisle.

I detest overly flavoured teas, green teas, or sweetened blends.


Somerset, UK

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