145 Tasting Notes

30
drank Orange by Fredsted
145 tasting notes

Strong sweety and zesty aroma, with slight malty undertones.
Dry, watery and bland taste, orange peel notes are barely visible, as well as the base black tea notes.

Flavors: Orange Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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30
drank Orange by Fredsted
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30
drank Orange by Fredsted
145 tasting notes

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55

Milk, caramel and sweetness are dominant, you can barely taste the black tea. Not actually bad and it really brings the proper chai to mind, but could use more of the tea component.

But if dissolved not in water, but in previously brewed black tea, it becomes much more interesting, more rich and complex. I suggest this way of preparing.

Flavors: Caramel, Milk, Spices, Sweat

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 26 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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20
drank Golden Black Tea by Tetley
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Very mellow, watery taste, with nothing to focus on. Drinkable, but way too bland.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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10

Poor quality base green tea, strong astringency, very low lemongrass and lemon peel aroma (and adding lemon peel to “enhance” the sparsely used lemongrass is pathetic). Never again.

Flavors: Astringent

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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70

The producers’ description doesn’t lie – this yerba mate has no dust nor sticks.
Mellow, with low bitterness, but at the same time distinct and not bland. Good choice for an everyday yerba mate.

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Straw

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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83
drank Yerba Mate Cafe by Cbsé
145 tasting notes

Combining yerba mate with coffee may seem like madness. Can it work?
Right from the packaging it smells like freshly grounded coffee. This smell is still strong after steeping.
The taste is peculiar. At the first steeping there is a great balance between coffee notes and the base yerba mate. No smokiness, no bitterness, just a great balanced taste.
The second steep is more inclined towards yerba mate, but coffee taste is still strong.
The third steep has a lot less coffee, the base yerba mate is much more evident. And since it is not smoked, it seems rather bland.

Flavors: Coffee

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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40

I prefer smoked yerba mates, that’s why this one seems to bland and indistinct for me. Not much to focus on. Fortunately I have only a sample, not a whole pack.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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77

Very strong, smoky, ashen and wooden aroma.
Really strong, bitter, assertive taste, gives the instant stimulating kick to the head.
I wouldn’t like to drink it as everyday yerba mate, but sporadically it’s great.

Flavors: Ash, Bitter, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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I drink tea almost constantly.

However, my tea drinking can be divided into two main categories.

1. I work a lot at my computer and when I work, I need to always have tea at hand. That’s when I drink bag varieties, mostly black blends, often corporate ones. They need to be at least drinkable, of course, but I don’t focus on the taste much, though I don’t go below a certain level…

2. When I read (and read a lot) or when I’m just relaxing, I savor tea. That’s when the better varieties come into play, that’s when I use leafs instead of bags, that’s when I really focus on what I’m drinking.

I’m Polish, temporarily living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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