Simon Levelt

Edit Company

Recent Tasting Notes

85

Warm: Hele lekkere zwarte thee! Helemaal niet bitter of wrang.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Yunnan FOP by Simon Levelt
25 tasting notes

Warm: Even wennen aan de smaak. Na een paar slokken merk je het bloemige. Vrij lichte zwarte thee.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Sterrenmix by Simon Levelt
25 tasting notes

Warm: Lekkere kruidenmengeling om ’s avonds na de maaltijd te drinken. Frisse smaak, toch ook wat zoet. Lekkere nasmaak en goed voor de vertering.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55
drank Jasmijn parel by Simon Levelt
25 tasting notes

Warm: Te bloemig voor mij. Tweede opgieting was lekkerder

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank Milky Oolong by Simon Levelt
25 tasting notes

Warm: Iets te flets van smaak. Wanneer de thee warm is, proef je de melksmaak. Als de thee iets afkoelt, komt de perziksmaak naar boven.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

59

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Yunnan Gold by Simon Levelt
11 tasting notes

A nice Chinese black, especially for its price. Suits me well as an everyday tea, in addition to the more expensive teas I usually order from webshops (which really aren’t always better than this one).

Also interesting for beginning tea drinkers, due to its distinctive, recognizable flavour profile. It is fruity, in a very distinctly raisin- or grape-like way. A tea that is hard to overbrew, no bitterness and hardly any astringency. In fact I would have liked a little more astringency, since for my taste the sweetness and softness could use some ‘harder’ counterpart to really balance this tea out.

Long leaves that look great dry as well as wet.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Raisins, Sweet

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77

Flowery and fresh tasting

Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine

Preparation
1 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

Spring is here, and this is what I usually stock up to make the best iced tea in the world. it steeps a dark red liqour, with a lovely hint of honey and mango.
Even though I am not a sweet tooth, this is great hot and the best honey bush for iced tea around. My kids love it!!
I buy it by the pound and it’s gone before you get say ah…

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Lemon, Mango, Summer, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 1000 OZ / 29573 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank China Roos by Simon Levelt
75 tasting notes

Your basic lovely green rose tea. I tried this one and Kusmi’s green rose side by side, and they tasted pretty much the same to me, with the note that this one is much much cheaper.

I love to make this tea when I do a cream tea at home – scones, jam, clotted cream and all that. It’s very mild on one hand, but still holds its own against the jam/cream and all that. Plus, even though I don’t have a fancy porcelain tea set, you could imagine this tea feeling right at home in one :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79

No notes yet. Add one?

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

wonderful Ceylon (Balangoda/ratnapura) ; with a thick sweet after taste, leaving hints of chocolate and raisans.

Taken plain, no sugar. sweet, complex aftertaste. This one is great – for any time of the day.

Flavors: Chocolate, Raisins

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 150 OZ / 4436 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

No notes yet. Add one?

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93
drank Sencha by Simon Levelt
17 tasting notes

this is a very good every day sencha.

My house tea since years.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Nuwara Eliya by Simon Levelt
82 tasting notes

I told myself I wouldn’t buy any more teas when I moved abroad, and yet here I am, tea shopping as always… Normally I’m not a fan of Ceylons but I tried a Nuwara Eliya teabag once (!) which was absolutely marvellous, so when I saw it loose-leaf in Simon Lévelt, I snapped it up immediately.

What can I say? I think I’m brewing it a little too strong! Yesterday I made it with possibly too big a spoonful, because it really was very dry in the mouth, but when I added milk the flavour seemed to disappear completely… Maybe it’s a very precarious tea.

It’s a beautiful deep, woody amber colour, and the aroma is rich, fragrant… slightly savoury, but in a liqueur kind of sense rather than a savoury cooked food sense! It keeps this savoury flavour in every sip, as well, which isn’t bad, but it really is very dry and astringent. Once you get past the initial strength of this rather robust flavour, there are the usual floral, slightly roast-vegetable notes, maybe a hint of citrus at the end – but it’s lacking that usual zest-and-malt combo that makes Ceylon that little bit unpleasant for me.

I feel a little like I’m drinking a dark beer rather than a Ceylon tea… Not a bad thing!

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Misty Green by Simon Levelt
2978 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55
drank Buddha Amacha by Simon Levelt
21 tasting notes

Holy crap, this is sweet! Definitely no extra sugar needed, not even for the biggest sweet tooth :) Definitely a special, festive tea, but it might not be for everybody.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.