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The description implies that this is somewhat similar to Darjeeling – the implication isn’t wrong, but the wording is quite an exaggeration: “treten in Konkurrenz mit den Größen Darjeelings”(=rivals the Greats of Darjeeling) – um, no. It’s a nice tea and has a vaguely Darjeeling-like flavor, but it can’t really be compared to the complexity offered by some of the garden teas from Darjeeling.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 19 OZ / 550 ML

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drank Midsummer Tea by TeaGschwender
328 tasting notes

TeaGschwender has two types of Midsummer teas. They were out of the other one (which seems to be more strictly floral).

I am glad they have this one! It’s a light brew (it’s black and green tea blend). To me, it’s the tea you always hope you get at a brunch or breakfast spot that has iced black currant tea on the menu. There isn’t black currants in the tea, but it’s still has that tart berry presence ( from the cranberries in the blend).

It’s very refreshing, lush, and doesn’t have anything artificial tasting about it, which is a huge perk. I hate having fruity teas were it tastes like oily chemicals are the dominant flavor. Also, this tea has a nice floral note. (I always loved teas with cornflower, not only for the color, but cornflower are suppose to have health benefits)

Flavors: Black Currant, Cranberry, Floral, Summer, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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When I went to the TeaGschwender shop in Chicago, I saw this as one of seasonal specials. It was newly released. It’s a fabulous brew!!!! They have the herbs in the mix in just the right amount. Nothing overpowers the other one.

I will be buying much of this one next.

I am assuming this will make for an excellent digestive system tea due to the herb mix. I feel good drinking it.

Flavors: Fennel, Flowers, Herbaceous, Lavender, Summer, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by TeaGschwender
328 tasting notes

This is a medium strong strength of black tea. It’s just a tad backed off from being brisk. It’s been my morning and mid morning tea off and on lately since I bought it. It has an awesome lingering taste. Once it cools, it really starts to get depth in flavor. I haven’t tried it iced, but I have a feeling this would be excellent iced.

I usually buy Ceylon tea in bulk at my local Middle Eastern tea, and adore it for making chai. I really love Golden Moon’s Sinharaja, and this tea is like it but still different. This tea is just a tad lighter. I wonder if the higher altitude has this effect on the tea, almost giving it just a kiss of Darjeeling mile high honey.

I am drinking this while I am rating it, and kept bumping up the rating!

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Honey, Nectar, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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