Mark T. Wendell

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82

Having another cup of this today…it certainly hits the spot! Semi-Malty, Semi-Chewy…I really must want a croissant today or something…it seems to be something I crave…which is really weird…because I don’t think I have EVER had a craving for a croissant…EVER…in my life…or in previous lives! (LOL)

JonTea

Croissants………….. mmmmmmmmmmmm :P

Auggy

Ditto what JonTea said. Yay for chewy, bready teas!

SoccerMom

Yay for croissants and chewy bready teas. :)

-Jessica-

ooooooh croissants!!!!! ***drooling***

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m thinking FRANK at 52 Teas has to come up with something here…lol…

TeaEqualsBliss

Okay folks…here’s what I sent to FRANK…Chime in with other flavored Croissants! LOL

FRANK!!!!

I think we might be on to something…Can you view the comments in this post of mine!? I’m thinking – and I think others might be interested – in a Croissant type tea…what do you think!? Perhaps a chocolate or strawberry cream cheese or raspberry??? I’m going to post this within the comments and see who else chimes in…

http://steepster.com/teaequalsbliss/posts/40402

-Jessica-

Ooh a buttery, chocolate croissant! My absolute favorite, I think that would make a good flavored black tea! Yummmmo!

JonTea

Ohhhh wow that would be a great idea
great tea to go with let’s say A CROISSANT!
Yeah I do that sometimes, chocolate tea with chocolate, maple tea with maple syrup pancakes, ya I’m a freak I know
if 52 teas does this, I would be ecstatic :)

Stephanie

At the very least, I would love a tea like Baked Bread. A Croissant would be even better! And beyond that, an Almond Croissant!

JonTea

Almond Croissant!!!!!!
MMMM im having that craving again
Chocolate croissant would be neat too :)

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82

Very light aroma of some kind of floral and…maybe…Pine?? Not sure. It’s pleasant tho.

Another really good medium to medium-strong black tea to have in your stash! Lovely!

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87

Clear, Bright Amber color…yes.
Robust – yes…especially for an oolong! YAY!
LOVE the twisty leaves!

The taste has a lot of character but it’s hard to describe. It’s certainly yummy. It’s Juicy but not really sweet but’s it’s not grassy, woodsy, or bitter. It’s smooth but has some kick to it. But it’s not peppery. I don’t really think it’s floral tasting either.

It’s almost like that guy in high school that was trying to be a rebel but deep down inside he was a big softy. The ‘good girls’ liked him and so did the ’not-so-good girls" and the guys wanted to BE him!?

WHOA. I have no idea where that came from…lol…

Must be the magic of tea again.

Certainly worth a try and I will definitely be drinking more of this!

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95

The earthy flavor makes this one of my favorite Yunnans. Sipping it conjures up images of my British grandmother in her beige cardigan, serving me afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80

Good quality, good tasting cup. The faintest hint of smokiness. A great everyday tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Hu Kwa by Mark T. Wendell
197 tasting notes

I love this stuff and I think it is the BEST Lapsang Souchong. However, it makes lousy ice tea, so don’t try it that way

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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87
drank Hu Kwa by Mark T. Wendell
197 tasting notes

My favorite of the Lapsangs’s because the base tea is so good and it is very nicely balanced Simply the best of them all.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100

to me this is very similar to PGTips

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

I found this to be less smoky than the various Lapsang Souchong I get in Chinatown

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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65

Strong, as expected. Has a mellow, earthy taste. I did not find it particularly remarkable, rather a plain, middle of the road, strong tea. Bet it would make a good iced tea and a good tea for water of questionable quality (water with its own taste)

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75

Very strong— good for an afternoon boost.

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75
drank China Jasmine by Mark T. Wendell
14 tasting notes

Good for when I want something a little different.

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drank Mountain Kenya by Mark T. Wendell
247 tasting notes

2nd steeping…still good.

tcurtis22

Kenyan Mountain Tea is (in my opinion) the best tea offered by Mark Wendell.
Outstanding aroma, flavor, and color. A true masterpiece if you like a strong tea.

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drank Mountain Kenya by Mark T. Wendell
247 tasting notes

A strong tea with a lot of body. This tea has an earthy, loamy flavor. Very easy to overbrew. The tea has a different appearance from other “leaf” teas. It is very fine, almost like gunpowder teas and needs to be measured when brewing…its soooo easy to get a lot more than you think! Re-steeps well (for me).

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75

next to the last cup. I must be the only one with this on Steepster. Maybe I ought to save the last bit for a Traveling Tea Box. Is it acceptible to only have a 1 (generous) serving sample?
Did you know if you put things between less-than and greater-than signs, they don’t show up in the notes? I had a note about a picture of my tea shelf at work and if you could see it, you’d wonder how I get anything done, what with having to make a decision about what tea to drink in the morning. We need to get the next TTB moving along.

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75

I had this(again)! almost out…down to 2 or three servings left.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

This is going to be my “morning brew” for awhile…I inherited a 1/2 lb of it from a friend who thought it was too mild. I’ll not bother to post more on it…save everyone the boredom.

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75

Ok, I think I’ve figured this one out. You have to use a bit extra dry tea to develop body with this tea. 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons (again, the silverware, not the measuring spoon) at a minimum for a 12oz cup of tea. I’m using drinkably Hot water and a full 4 minutes of steeping. The resulting tea is very mild and not astringent at all. A very tame cup of tea.

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75

Used a bit extra (1 1/2 teaspoons) dry tea this time, as the tea is in large fragments (~1 – 1.5cm). Hot water from the coffee brewer and 4 minutes steep yielded a light rust/brown tea that is very mild in flavor. Not grassy in flavor…I can’t quite nail it down.

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75

Tried this one again. Full teaspoon (not the tsp) with Hot (200f) water for about 5 minutes. Lightly colored. Good flavor with a bit of body. Very mild tannin only at the aftertaste. I think the key is HOT! water.

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75

got some of this from a friend. Steeped 5 minutes to get some color…Very light, not astringent, mild mild mild, even after 5 minutes of steeping. Knowing that tea IS flavored water, this is just flavored water….
I’ll try this one again in the future just to make sure it wasn’t a bad day.

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88

Fresh batch 1/27/11. So nice to have this back on the shelf. After a year of trying other teas, I’m back to where I started. I read the other reviews that have accumlated and I can agree with all of them. To me, this tea is a middle of the road, average everything fine tea. “But it has nothing special”, you say. “Right!”, I say. Its not a light tea, its not a heavy tea, its not smokey, its not floral, its not earthy, malty, musty, grassy, sweet, or sour. It can be weak or strong depending on how you brew it…but in the end, its just a really good, plain black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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