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60

Rich malty and earthy aroma.
The taste is rather mellow, round, malty, with only slight astringency and no bitterness.
Not bad for a private label, but nothing spectacular either.

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Round

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

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30
drank Forest Fruit by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Strong forest fruit notes in aroma, natural and warming.
The base black tea is very subtle and unfortunately bland. I like the fruit notes in taste, but they are overwhelmed by the bland tea. Not recommended.

Flavors: Blackberry, Fruity, Raspberry, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90
drank Hello, Sofa! by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Very strong aroma of cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and gloves right after getting the eta bag out of the wrapper.
Also very strong after steeping, very spicy, but with no trace of matcha (obviously, since it’s only 2% of the package). The whole aroma profile reminds me of roasted apples with spices. Very warming, very winter-y.
The taste is also fruity, but not with apple, rather with the orange peels. Plus obviously all the spice extravaganza along with the spicy bite from black pepper.

To sum up: very tasty warming tea made with fresh, aromatic ingredients. I wish it had ore proper tea, but it’s still great.

With my first brewing I wanted to drink it neat. Next time I’ll try to brew it in the proper chai way.

Edit: I brewed it in the proper chai way, sweet and with milk (rice milk; iI’m not vegan, but recently I somehow don’t like dairy in my teas and coffees).
And it’s delicious! Smoth, sweet, full-bodied, rich, with solid peppery spiciness and the rest of the spices. A perfect winter warmer.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange Zest, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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74

Malt, honey and strawberry jam in aroma.
The taste is malty and fruity, with no sweetness. Nice brew where the fruity flavours don’t overshadow the base tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Jam, Malt, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

I like teas, which are fruity, but you still notice the base. Unfortunately here it is not easy to find.

dreamloomer

Martin, I guess they’re nowhere easy to find. I’m just glad when I come across such tea. I usually dont expect much and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised.

Martin Bednář

Yep. You are right. Hard to find those. Maybe european style to make them more fruity than “tea-like”

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80

Strong, warming, fruity aroma.
Solid malty taste with strong but slightly withdrawn fruity notes.
Very good warming brew, not overdone with fruit, not artificial and not losing the base black tea.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity, Malt, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

Balanced mix of quince and decent green tea in aroma.
Slight astringency, very good green base tea, notes of quince more in the background (but definitely not subdued).
Very balanced and very good tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Hay, Straw

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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60

Great, refreshing bouquet of peppermint and lemongrass in aroma.
The taste is not that strong, though the brew is refreshing and light.
Not bad, but not especially good either.
It would probably turn out great asa cold brew on a sunny day.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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76

Strong apple aroma, very warming and hyggeligt, with just a right amount of cinnamon added.
Warming taste, very fruity, with no unnecessary sweetness. Not overdone with spices, the apple is in the foreground. Too bad that the cranberry hides well in the back.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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55

Very faint aroma, with traces of elderflower over a malty black tea base.
Sweetish taste, with evident rhubarb here (but none of its sourness) and flower elderflower notes.
All in all it’s not bad, but seems slightly half-baked.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Malt, Rhubarb

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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30
drank Orange by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Strong sweety and zesty aroma, with slight malty undertones.
Dry, watery and bland taste, orange peel notes are barely visible, as well as the base black tea notes.

Flavors: Orange Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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30
drank Orange by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

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30
drank Orange by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

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55

Milk, caramel and sweetness are dominant, you can barely taste the black tea. Not actually bad and it really brings the proper chai to mind, but could use more of the tea component.

But if dissolved not in water, but in previously brewed black tea, it becomes much more interesting, more rich and complex. I suggest this way of preparing.

Flavors: Caramel, Milk, Spices, Sweat

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 26 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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20
drank Irish Cream by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Strong chocolate and caramel aroma, with solid, malty black tea base.
The taste is not that good. I generally like Fredsted teas, but this one tastes like a steeped cardboard – bland, watery, with artificial flavouring.

Flavors: Cardboard

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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55

At first no quince in aroma, just earthy, malty base tea. After the brew cools down a little,, it becomes quite strong.
In taste there’s a nice balance between quince and tea notes.
All in all it’s nothing special, but passable.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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30
drank Organic Earl Grey by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Strong florl bergamot aroma with slight spicy notes.
Spicyness evident in taste, with very subtle bergamot. The base black tea seems bland and watery.
Can’t recommend it. Not very “earlgreyish”.

Flavors: Bergamot, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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70
drank Pebermynte Urtete by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Just a normal, good quality peppermint herbal tea,

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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68
drank Citron havtorn by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Very refreshing, fruity aroma, quite balanced.
The taste is quite full, malty, with subtle notes of buckthorn and citrusy notes in the background. The tea is no sour at all, though it contains two sour ingredients.

Flavors: Fruity, Lemon, Lemongrass, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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60
drank Ingefær citron by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

A lot of ginger in aroma, slight lemon notes.

Very gingery in taste, very spicy, with only subtle lemon notes and o tiny bit of licorice.

Very warming, quite soothing. Not bad.

Flavors: Ginger, Grass, Lemon, Lemon Zest

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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60
drank Ingefær citron by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

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40
drank Skovbær te by Fredsted
259 tasting notes

Aroma dominated by strawberries and blackberries, quite mild. Black tea notes very subtle.
A lot of blackberries in taste, subtle strawberries. The fruit notes are nice, but the base black tea is very bland, so all in all I can’t recommend it.

Flavors: Blackberry, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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60

Sweet aroma, smells like rhubarb pie with subtle flowery notes.
Earthy notes from black tea, subtle toffee, very subtle rhubarb.
All in all it’s quite good, not overflavoured.

Flavors: Earth, Flowers, Rhubarb, Sweat, Toffee

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Peppermint by Fredsted
1347 tasting notes

This was not how we imagined New Year’s Eve…

Poor us.

Happy New Year everybody.

Sil

May your 2014 be a fantastic year!

Terri HarpLady

And right back at ya!

Roughage

Happy new year to you too. I hope it brings you everything you need.

Bonnie

Hope it gets better!

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