1160 Tasting Notes

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Another tea gone. Much needed, as my cupboard is a bit full.

I decided to brew the rest using grandpa method. I have to say, it is a not bad choice!

First steep was prety much full of forest floor flavour and grassy, some pine as well. Pretty much enjoyable. Not that deep as gongfu method though, but well, it was good.

Second steep was somehow citrusy with green notes; as grassy and forest floor, much less the pine. Nice mouthfeel and very smooth flavour profile. None of those two steeps had the sawdust note I noticed last time.

I am kind of sad it’s gone.

Flavors: Forest Floor, Grass, Pine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

SIPDOWN

Thanks to Izzy for this tea.
I was craving sweet black tea and if possible bagged, as I was feeling lazy with preparing today afternoon cup.

Delivers both, sweetness, welcomed black tea caffeine intake, a nd well, even I was steeping it double the recommended time, it was still fine.

Nice dessert tea, if you ask me. I can suggest it, when in mood for marzipan- For me, marzipan is often too sweet and honestly the longer steeping made fine combo with the base. The base was more pronounced, but not bitter.

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58

There is nothing much to say about this tea.

No way it is Superior, lemon was quite fine but sometimes a bit like a dish soap. Base tea was quite buttery, sometimes even bitter.

I would drink through the box (which I haven’t bought), but well it is not a good tea. Somehow… even Thai Lemon by Oxalis was better. And I don’t think it is only because it is different between tea bag and loose leaf.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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60
drank Lemon & Ginger by Eminent
1160 tasting notes

So, last flavour from this company I got lucky to try.

Probably the best one.

Nice black tea base, quite malty and lemon flavour is light but noticeable. It was nicely citrusy, I would enjoy some more depth of it though. I wasn’t able to notice any ginger though, which is sad.

Pretty much basic, but well blended. Don’t call it with ginger and I would buy it for daily drinking tea.

Oh yeah, almost forgot! I got my second vaccine yesterday. Today I feel that my arm and whole body is a bit sore, sometimes some shivering happens. I am more tired as well. But that’s all okay!

Flavors: Lemon, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
mrmopar

Congrats on the immunization!

Leafhopper

It’s great to hear you got your second dose!

Martin Bednář

Weekend was hard, but luckily the Olympics were my companion and today I feel like nothing happened. If only I weren’t going to the dentist today and now for a change my mouth is a bit sore.

ashmanra

Yay for the vaccine! Wish more people here would get it.

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80

Finally! Flavoured black tea in subscription!

Okay, I had it in the morning, now it is an evening.
It was delicious creamy coffee-like tea. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of the chai in my two tea spoons I have used. I noticed the vanilla in and I liked that as well.

But somehow I was really enjoying it and looking forward getting more.

Personal: We are redoing a bathroom for my grandma completely, so we are covered (people, not the tea) in dust. No mood to drink hot drinks as it is quite hot. Not today though. Luckily the company will do it later, but we do the most dirty jobs :)

Second thing: unfortunately it seems I won’t be able to get my degree as I have failed last exam and it seems there is no way to re-do it. Long story short, I was cheating. I didn’t had to, but probably because of stress and others doing it, I did that as well.

Third: I had an job interview on Monday and Tuesday. First company will let me know if they want me to the end of this week, the second will write me next week, probably on Friday, if I pass to the second round. None of them is tea industry.

Flavors: Coffee, Creamy, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
AJRimmer

I was considering buying some of this as a gift for someone. Good to hear that you like it!

ashmanra

Renovation is hard, dirty work. You are a great blessing to your grandmother! I hope you hear good news on the job search soon!

Shae

I have some of this one I haven’t even opened yet. I’m glad to read that it’s a good one!

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80
drank Platinum by Basilur
1160 tasting notes

This one a wee better than Gold. Well, it’s platinum which is more expensive than gold, huh?

Kind of lighter version of Gold, again quite tannic, but I notice some nuttiness and fruitiness now and then.

Maybe there are some cocoa notes reminding me white teas/tips. And hints of malt and astringency in aftersip. This is much better cup of tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Cocoa, Fruity, Malt, Nutty, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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60

I had this tea two times while I am this week in Prague at my friend’s flat (I just needed to unwind from my family a bit).

Not sure, if it’s Prague water or what; but this tea was only tannic, not complex at all and kind of flat. It was that “bagged black tea taste” if you know what I mean?

It wasn’t up to Basilur standards to me even. Was the baggie too old? I have no idea. Honestly kind of dismal, especially called “Gold”.

Flavors: Tannic

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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SIPDOWN (I lost my track doing the spreadsheet of drunk teas, so no number; and I can’t catch it back up)

Today, with remaining 2 grams (not even) it was better. The notes were fairly same, but weaker and overall it was pretty much classic black tea.

It wasn’t that bitter, but still some off notes were there too. Can’t pick them up much, but certainly it wasn’t truly pleasing tea. Happy to have it sipped down to be honest.

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75

Today I have tried it with the ice cream. Bourbon vanilla ice cream. A few teaspoons.

It was creamier, but flavours were drowning in it. I have been expecting way more fruity flavour but nada. Pretty much rooibos forward as well.

It wasn’t working for me as expected.

tea-sipper

Aw, darn, but I’m glad you tried it with the ice cream!

Martin Bednář

I did my best to enjoy it fully! Maybe coldbrew or ice-tea with the rest?

tea-sipper

I think it’s really good when I brew it hot, but then keep it in the fridge until it’s cold.

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75

For once, a tea from ETS I am not disappointed about.
I got a tea bag somewhere from postcrossing apparently, but no idea from whom nor when. Today was a day to drink it…

It is pretty standard rooibos with some vanilla smoothness and some decent chocolate notes. Simple afternoon drink. No fuzz tea bag.

The rooibos was kind of drying but the other ingredients were complementing the flavour well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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