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60
drank Fruit Fusion by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Strong aroma, with a lot of lemon and harsh, spicy ginger tones.
A lot of ginger in taste, but sadly more for taste than for spicyness, solid citrus peel undertones, barely a hint of licorice (which is good, because it doesn’t dominate).
Overtall, pretty decent, expecially for Pickwick.

Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Zest, Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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16
drank Golden China by Pickwick
1 tasting notes

This tea claims that it is a black tea, with green tea jasmine (first time I’m tasting this kind of blend) which it most likely is, but green tea and black is steeped best imo at different temperatures so that is a bit of a challenge if you want the flavours to be at their best.
I decided to steep the golden china completely like a black tea (because I generally like black tea the best, and I make bad decisions on a regular basis) at around 95° C for aprox 3 minutes.
The result of this was a brown tea that tasted very earthy and slightly bitter (put nicely, less nicely it was like dirt), I then added half a teaspoon of sugar to see if that would bring out some more flavour and it was still very earthy, but a bit more woodsy and with a sort of nutty note. And maybe the slightest hint of jasmine (but that could be my imagination)
In conclusion this tea isn’t good, it is actually pretty bad for a pickwick tea, and I won’t get this particular blend again, but the idea of a black of tea with jasmine is attractive to me and I wonder if there are others more succesful than the pickwick. And to be fair the pickwick might be better steeped at a lower temperature than I did in this instance to see if it will be better or bring out more of the jasmine in the blend. Especially the fact that the tea got bitter makes me think that it was steeped at too high a temperature in this instance, and maybe for too long as well.

TL;DR it is a bad tea, not worth the money.

Flavors: Bitter, Dirt, Earth, Nutty, Wood

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80
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
45 tasting notes

Received two bags from friends in the Netherlands. I have not been a fan of holiday teas in the past, but this was delicious! The fruit and spice were perfectly balanced to my preferences and I used up both bag immediately.

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80

Nicely balanced strawberry and lemongrass aroma, with slight grassy and straw green tea undertones.
And good taste, slightly tart, fruity.
Much better than majority of Pickwick teas.

Flavors: Citrus, Grass, Lemongrass, Straw, Strawberry

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

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1

Tastes like bitter asscancer.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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86
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Surprisingly balanced! Strong earthy and maty notes from base tea, no sweetness, solid orange notes and some spices in the background. Nicely warming and definitely worth repeating!

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Orange, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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86
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

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55
drank Liquorice by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

The aroma is dominated by liquorice, but you can smell some oolong notes.
And the taste? Very sweet from liquorice, that totally shadows everything else.

Very one dimensional tea. There should be 50% liquorice in it, not 70%, because both oolong and black tea are as well nonexistent.

Flavors: Earth, Licorice, Sweat

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

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55
drank Liquorice by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

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Flavors: Earth, Licorice, Sweat

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66

Both aroma and taste are totally dominated by liquorice. I really like it, but I realise that a lot of people can’t stand it.

Flavors: Licorice, Sweat

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

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60
drank Just Indulging by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Strong, sweet aroma of blueberry cake with cinnamon. A bit artificial, but indulging indeed.
Malty base tea, slight blueberry notes, not too strong cinnamon note. Nothing spectacular, but quite passable and drinkable.

Flavors: Blueberry, Cake, Cinnamon, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Calm Chamomile by Pickwick
669 tasting notes

Sipdown number 17. This is actually quite good. I find that chamomile is one of those herbs that really can be excellent in a teabag. This particular version is gently sweet with a hint of hay and a lot of that apple-like flavor certain chamomile has. So soothing.

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drank Green tea with jasmine by Pickwick
669 tasting notes

Sipdown number 16! I have completely failed at the advent concept so I am retconning this endeavor into a December sipdown challenge.

This is an ok bagged jasmine. Not as good as loose or even pyramid bags, but not disgusting either. Just meh.

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16
drank Golden China by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Strong earthy aroma. And besides it? I don’t know whether I smell a very, very subtle jasmine note, or am I just imagining it, knowing that it allegedly should be present…
The taste is quite bland, very mellow, rather dusty, again with only subtle or none jasmine.

After drinking this so called tea for a while I can state, that the jasmine is present after all, but it’s barely noticeable. Creating such crap is an achievement in itself even for Pickwick.

Flavors: Dust, Earth, Jasmine

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

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57
drank Tropical Fruit by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Passion fruit, mango and pineapple are evident in aroma. Banana – very subtle, I probably wouldn’t sense it if not the ingredient list. Slight earthy notes from the base tea in the background.
Passion fruit dominates the taste, with banana a little behind and other fruits and base tea notes in the back.
All in all it’s not bad, really fruity.

Flavors: banana, Earth, Mango, Passion Fruits, Pineapple

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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61
drank Lemon by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Good balance between malty character of the base tea and fresh notes of lemon peels in aroma.
In taste the peel notes are dominant, the base tea is in the background.
Nice, refreshing, with strong essential oils.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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35

Very strong and very fruity aroma, with evident notes of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry.
The taste is not that rich. There are fruity notes, of course, no sweetness at all, very subtle sourness and some maltiness in background, but the overall impression is very far from overwhelming.

Flavors: Blackberry, Malt, Raspberry, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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52
drank Indian Assam by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Nice deep colour.
Strong malty flavour.
The taste is quite characterful for a Pickwick, rich but at the same rounded, with only slight astringency.
Nothing special, but for a Pickwick it’s quite extraordinary. :)

Flavors: Malt, Round

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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21
drank Earl Grey by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Boring, bland aroma with bergamot on the sensory threshold.
Generic corporate black tea as the base, with subtle malty notes and again, barely discernible traces of bergamot.

All in all it’s a just a corporate vision of Earl Grey.

Flavors: Malt

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

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52
drank Strawberry by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Very strong but rather artificial strawberry aroma, like in sweets.
Nice, maltish base, subtle strawberry notes (in taste they seem more natural).
The overall impression is not bad, especially for a Pickwick.

Flavors: Malt, Strawberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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100
drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
3 tasting notes

I received a box of this as a gift and fell in love with it. I don’t use sweetener anymore, but this tea doesn’t need it. When I taste it, I immediately think of apple cider, but it doesn’t have apples in it; it’s orange. I think I taste apple cider because the same kinds of spices are used in it.
Every person I’ve let try this has loved it. I ordered several more boxes for myself when I managed to find it online.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Red Apple, Spices

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 3 min, 0 sec 18 OZ / 532 ML

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24

Very weak aroma.
And the taste? Very generic poor black tea. No bitterness, no character, no strong notes. Not so bad in the morning, but it has nothing to focus.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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52
drank Turkish Apple by Pickwick
141 tasting notes

Smells just like a baked apple with cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Fantastic!
In taste it’s too bland, the apple and spicy notes are too subtle, too much in the background.
Adding a bit of sugar helps focus the taste a little, but I remain disappointed.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Vanilla

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

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