1104 Tasting Notes


Eh, it went lost. Twice (my faults)… Come on.

Another tea bag – but it´s pyramid shaped one, so leaves have space to expand and they did! Even dry they look quite big and good looking. No dust, no granules – big leaves instead.

They say it´s Assam style tea from Tanzania. And I have agree, tea is wonderful – bit of malt flavours with honey aftertaste which lingers for long. In aroma it´s like burnt wood and bit of honey. It´s so easy drinking and quite energy boosting – I like it so much.

Colour is dark cooper and it´s liquor is clear.

1/5 of their Discovery colleciton from Etsy

Flavors: Burnt, Honey, Malt

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

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drank Sleep Well by tipson
1104 tasting notes

Not yay, not nay. Average.

Chamomile is ovewhelming all others. Little notes of lemongrass and nutmeg. Good to relax, but chamomile taste was too strong.

Flavors: Herbs

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Gaiwan, about 5 grams, 85 ml, each steeping about 30-60 seconds (didn´t measured exactly), temperature around 90 °C

At first it was hard to get some tea – it was very compressed it was hard to make a slice. But afterwards, tea was quite astringent so I thought that I used too much leaves to my small gaiwan. With next and next steepings, the astringency was fading and it started to have stonefruits and/or bamboo flavour. It smooths well too. But it still has got bitter aftertaste.

In smell I smelled bamboo and bit of grass and it was pleasant. No crazy stuff.

Overall, I really liked it, though first steepings were bit nightmare. Fifth and later – that´s my cup of tea!

Don´t know how much steepings I made, I didn´t count today.

Flavors: Astringent, Bamboo, Grass, Stonefruit

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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Blah, this tea was just awfully sweet drink with orange taste. Maybe it was orange juice?

Weird brown colour, sweet, orange reamins in mouth for long. I expect at least bit of bitterness when it´s with ginseng, but nope, there is nothing like that.

So just blah, if you want something sweet, it can work, but don´t expect tea taste.

Flavors: Orange, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I already had last year (2017) version , but unfortunately I don´t have any notes.

But this is for 2018, 2nd Flush version (a sample):

Western, 3 grams per 350 ml, 4+ minutes

I had no idea which tea to make this afternoon, so I picked up a sample I have received with last order. It smelled wonderful, full-bodied black tea. After 4 minutes and something I have removed the strainer. The colour of infusion was wonderful clear and golden. In aroma it was still nice, black tea. But in taste it was massively malt. I don´t mind it and expect it in black teas. But this was bit overpowering all other tastes so I haven´t enjoyed it as much as few other Assam teas I had. A little, almost imperceptible there were fruit notes.

So, as for strong and bitter tea it´s certainly good one. But it wasn´t so awesome for me today.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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I have to agree with everything said by derk.

Wonderful easydrinking tea, with fruity notes with little (if some) bitterness.

Flavors: Fruity

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 11 OZ / 330 ML

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Grandpa, 3 grams for 350 ml of water.

Nice oolong (and my first roasted). I really had promised pear notes; roasted and smooth taste – maybe bit of liquorce or genmaicha?

I like its smooth taste, no astringency; bit sweet as well.

Flavors: Licorice, Pear, Pecan, Roasted

205 °F / 96 °C 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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Another review of same tea; just prepared it gong fu, 3 grams for 85 ml of water. Mulitple steepings, each for 30-40 seconds.

And it´s completely different! Finally I got jam notes, with slight of malt. Then malt is becoming stronger and jam weaker. Weaker jam – stronger citrus fruits after taste and smell.

Wonderful and complex tea!

P.S.: It has got probably good amount of caffeine – it woke me up a lot.

Flavors: Citrus Fruits, Jam, Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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Gong fu, 2.5 grams, 85 ml of +- 75 °C water. Multiple steepings, each about 40 seconds.

Colour of tea is nice green to yellow, with golden reflection, leaves are indeed bit more purple than usual.

In scent I think it´s hay and bit of cut grass (interesting), later more and more sweet.
In taste it was sweeter than I have expected and smooth on my palate. Good though, but not phenomenal. I am bit disappointed.

Flavors: Cut Grass, Hay, Smooth, Sweet

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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Western style, 3 grams in strainer, 4 minutes in boiling water.

Dry tea smells very nice, lots of “tea smell”, bit of malt.
When brewed, bit of fruit tones appear, mostly I think it is orange and tangerine aromas, later more malty.

In flavour it is mostly malt tea with slight of oranges.

In colour it´s mostly brown-orange, clear and nice.

Smooth and nice malt black tea, I can suggest it to everyone. I didn´t notice jam notes.

Flavors: Malt, Orange, Tea

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 11 OZ / 330 ML

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I am drinking almost everything. Tea bag collector who moved to wonderful world of loose leaf.

Trying to rate differently tea bags and loose leaf as tea bags have usually worse quality.

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Buried in tea right now. Is in my cupboard (trying to be updated) which sparkled your interest? Write me, I would gladly share with you. But I don’t want anything in return now :)


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