I almost ran out of black teas, so I picked up in shop this one. The shop assistant recommend me some another, but it was CTC. Like really? I guess she wanted sell me bad tea for awfully high price. This one is HGFBOP. I wonder what “HG” stands for? Maybe “high grown”?
Anyway, let´s check out this tea.
Aroma of dry leaves is strong, black “tea” aroma, withount funky notes, bit herbal. Dry leaves are quite big, but broken. Luckily not many branches there, but unfortunately they are there. On visual side I think they are quite good for the price.
Heat up the kettle, I need a tea! I used about 4 grams of this tea, in ball strainer (I really should buy some big one!), a mug with boiling water. They suggest a 3-5 minutes steeping time. I did 4 minutes brew.
Aroma is bit weak, little a jam notes, little malt, little campfire. Not smoky, but rather like a fire (thus campfire I guess). But really weak. Taste was similar, bit more bold of malt and jam. But still really weak which surprised me as it is broken orange pekoe. I thought it will be much stronger. Maybe next time I will use more tea and/or longer steeping time. I have plenty of it. I can share (but nobody would like it I assume).
Hmm, weak tea, not fancy as much they are selling it. Nothing distinctive. Too bad that I have tea bags with stronger and more interesting taste. At least it is not awfully bitter!
Flavors: Campfire, Jam, Malt, Tea