Karel Capek

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60
drank True Colors by Karel Capek
1789 tasting notes

I think I grabbed this single teabag from the last TTB. This smells just like green olives, and it tastes sort of like that too. The ingredients are pretty eclectic. I taste the fake fruit flavor and the lavender and also the random herbs adding some weirdness. Yeah I wouldn’t want this again due to the strong olive flavor.

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80
drank Sakura Sumomo Tea by Karel Capek
3301 tasting notes

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Last gifted sample, and my first ever Karel Capek tea! I’ve seen this Japanese company’s cute wrapped sachets shared before, and I’m so excited to finally try one. Thanks Tiana! :3

So this is a sakura and plum-flavored black tea, and it does have a nice underripe, tart sort of plum flavor to it. It almost reminds me a little bit of Momijigari, which technically has apricot flavoring, but it tastes similar. This also has a crisp and tart flavor that reminds me a bit of apples. It’s very nice because it tastes like the actual fresh fruits, not cooked or jam versions of them. It tastes like biting into a plum, skin and all. As for the sakura, I do get a hint of its savory floral notes, but the plum is definitely the star here. The base tea is very light in flavor but has a bit of a briskness and astringency to it.

Such a nice fruit and refreshing tea for spring! I might have to seek out some more Karel Capek teas to try in the future, though they tend to be expensive.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Astringent, Brisk, Cherry Blossom, Crisp, Fruity, Plum, Sakura, Savory, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
vallhallow

It’s not cheap but Rainbowholicshop.com exports Karel Capek teas since KC itself doesn’t ship outside of japan. I have gotten teas from them a few times and the shipping times are really quick.

Martin Bednář

Interesting, how Japanese company chose Czech writer name, does wrappers nonewhere to his work, but their wrappers are lovely indeed. During my search of those tea bags wrappers I found this website (and I heard it is reliable): https://www.teadora.co/

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24
drank Royal Apple by Karel Capek
1 tasting notes

This is the first tea I tasted from this brand when you open the bag the smell is amazing but once you taste it the apple is gone and the only flavor is from the black tea. So quite disappointing

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity

Preparation
150 OZ / 4436 ML

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This tea should not be drank alone… it’s strong- which can be good, but just the cocoa taste with the milky flavoring was very overwhelming. This might be decent actually brewed in warm milk which I will not try.

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drank Royal Apple by Karel Capek
1113 tasting notes

I decided to buy a sampler of Karel Capek teas because I won’t come across them. This was the first one I drank because I wanted something fruity. I must say that it was much better than I had thought it would taste. The apple taste is quite evident but the black tea base wasn’t the best of quality so it was a bit rough on the bitter side. I ended up drinking the whole cup so that says something right?

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74
drank Queen's Apple by Karel Capek
338 tasting notes

My 2nd note on this tea. I think I like it more and more… its apple flavour always reminds me the of the happy moments in my childhood and cheers me up when I feel depressed by work. It’s my happy tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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74
drank Queen's Apple by Karel Capek
338 tasting notes

Karel Capek is a Japanese tea shop famous for flavoured tea in cute tins. There are real apple pieces in the tea but it’s heavily scented with artificial apple flavouring! When I say artificial I am serious – when I opened the bag of tea, I was greeted by a smell that reminded me of my fruit-flavour toothpaste in childhood! :0 Fortunately, the taste is more natural than its smell… the mellow sweetness makes it a pretty nice dessert tea after all.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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