786 Tasting Notes

drank Fairtrade Organic Assam by Clipper
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I’m not sure why you’d waste single origin organic Assam on fanning grade in a paper bag, but whatever… It was alright. Surprisingly it didn’t get bitter despite getting distracted by work when I had the best of intentions to pay attention. I didn’t use boiling water though. It wasn’t what I’d call malty, but it was better than the normal bags you get in a restaurant. I’d probably take it out of the paper bag and use a cloth one or a really fine infuser. I still taste the paper a bit even though it’s unbleached.

It’s just a mild, inoffensive black tea. Stronger than Ceylon but not as strong as a truly good Assam.

I keep trying these British brands, hoping to like one enough to keep it around, but it hasn’t happened yet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Earthy, thick, honeyed malt with molasses notes. A beautiful dry leaf that makes a tea that is delicious both hot and cold with multiple infusions possible. Om nom nom.

Preparation
3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Canadian Maple by The Teaguy
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This was a decent cup. Maple is not really my thing, though. It was a sweet tea with a moderate black tea base. If you like maple, you should try this. :)

Thank you for the sample, The Teaguy ! Sorry it took me so long to get around to a review!

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There is a mild menthol scent to this tea and it feels thick. But oddly, I don’t get much flavor at all out of it that I can talk about. Not even “tea”. I would be hard pressed, if given a cup I couldn’t see the liquid in, to even say this was tea. It’s not that it’s bad, it just isn’t much of anything. Thanks for sharing, Daylon R Thomas!

Daylon R Thomas

I’m sorry that the tea was such a let down. I hope that you are enjoying the other ones that I sent!

Nicole

No worries. They can’t all be hits. :) And it may just be an off day for tastebuds. Never know.

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Oh, good lawd amighty.

I need 365 of these cones. One for every day. These are so seriously deeply delicious and good for at least a couple of longer steeps. Butter, malt, smooth… liquid golden is a perfect term for this taste.

I’ve liked them before but this is about my favorite year for this tea so far.

Sil

Oooooh

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drank Teaguy Masala Chai by The Teaguy
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Holy ginger, Batman. That’s primarily what I taste here with an afterthought of cinnamon. I shook up the bag before measuring out the tea but I must have gotten a lot of ginger in my measure. The black tea base seems well suited to the spices, though. All in all, if you like ginger, this is a pretty good chai! Thanks for the chance to try, The Teaguy!

I tried this straight first, but I’m just one of those people who thinks spiced tea is meant for sugar and milk. So I added a couple teaspoons of sugar which did even out the spice somewhat and a couple tablespoons of cream.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

mmm sounds tasty!

Sil

I’ll have to look the company up.

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Mild and with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, light florals and grass notes. It’s a nice green oolong. Thanks for the chance to try, The Teaguy!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Cream Earl Grey by The Teaguy
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I liked this one. It’s got a strong and sweet vanilla to it with creamy notes. The beragamot is a strong companion to the strong vanilla. Thanks for the chance to try, The Teaguy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This EG is strong in the bergamot. Not a subtle blend but pretty tasty! I like my berg on the strong side though, so be wary if you don’t. ;) Thanks for the chance to try, The Teaguy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Oh… the smell of the freshly opened bag is heavenly. Been awhile since I’ve had a tea like this. Fruity, lightly floral with a lingering taste of fermentation. A truly excellent tea. I gulped it like there was no tomorrow.

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