50 Tasting Notes


I am finishing my samplers from my Golden Tips sub that ended earlier this year and come across a real gem now and then. This is one of them.
honey-sweet with woodsy aftertaste. Nice! Closer to an autumn darjeeling in taste, this is a nice, comforting all-round afternoon tea. Great with fresh lemon.

Flavors: Honey, Muscatel, Wood

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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bought in bulk (1 kgs.). Selected Darjeeling.
This is their ‘budget’ tea. 20 euros for 1 kgs. of a darjeeling blend (FF & SF)
Blend is from the Chamong garden.

The Chamong plantation is isolated from much of the rest of the Darjeeling region and is nestled in the Rong Bong Valley approximately an hour and a half from the town of Darjeeling itself. The garden itself is in fact closer to the remote hill town of Sukhiapokhri, located almost directly on the India, Nepal border. This makes it the most westerly garden of the whole of the Darjeeling region, giving it’s teas a distinct and unique flavour. The garden is well noted for the superb tea it produces has won numerous awards for the delicate flavour of its tea.

Tea is a masterblend,: a darjeeling with a complex aftertaste of honey, peach, apricot and nuts.

Unbelievable good darjeeling for an unbeatable price. !!!!
As good as it gets! Yummmm.

Flavors: Apricot, Honey, Nuts, Peach

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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Killing (any) darjeeling in too hot water, and you’ll end up with a bitter brew.

This one is tricky, but if you found the right temp and the right amount, it brews a wonderful, smooth green cuppa, very similar to a dragonwell.

Since I love darjeelings I will probably buy again.

At Teekampagne you can buy a year’s supply in bulk at very reasonable prices. (FF, SF, Selected (blend), & Green darjeelings.)
All teas are Organic and come from sustainable gardens.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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liquid caramel with an assam bite….

simply devine….

Flavors: Caramel

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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

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

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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bought this since Harney and Sons is leaving the Dutch market, so could get 250gr. at a 50% discount, and since reviews on the Paris blend are so high, I thought I might give it a try.
… and now I am stuck with 250gr. Paris blend lol.

it smells nice, but It is not a WOW tea for me. I let it cool, and think it’s nicer as an iced tea.

It’s a berry tea, with hints of bergamot. I am a big fan of Earl Grey, but the bergamo in here is hardly detectable, which is a shame really. it’s more a berry tea, with hints of honey.

Since I have to make do with the 250gr. I blended it with a Frisain blend, and now it’s o.k. so will use it up, but not a tea I’d have in my cupboard. Maybe I should have gone with another blend (Florence, or Catherine) and I was in doubt when I placed the order, but let the Steepter reviews decide. lol. Lesson learned here, taste is personal…. :)

I made it into a personal mix though, it’s will use it up as a breakfast tea…. :

Flavors: Berry, Earl Grey, Floral, Fruity, Malt

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 800 OZ / 23658 ML
Sandra Vdplaats

mmmm. it’s getting late…. sorry about the typos!

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a local shop is closing down and how come I never knew before they sell a wide collection of loose leaf Damann Freres teas . Ah, such a shame they will be gone now, they lost the competition with internet buyers….
Teas are now 70% off and I never tried them so picked whatever what was left, which was Oriental (green) and this Jardin Blue.
200 gr. tea for the silly amount of 3 euros… …..

It’s good, very good, sweet, but not overly. What I do notice is that Jardin Blue seems almost a copy of MF Marco Polo. I don’t mind, but I thought it would be different, instead I bought a tea similar to one I have tons off at home…Oh well, will give the oriental a try tomorrow…

Flavors: Fruity, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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drank Orange Jaipur by Lipton
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I prefer loose leaf tea, but keep a few bagged teas at home… can get these at a closeby supermarket, and when they are on sale, I usually stock up for friends and family who simply stick to ‘oh, just a bag please…’

No fan of Lipton, but this is quite yummy tea for a bagged tea. It’s fresh and brews a decent cup.
When I am in a hurry, I will brew it too and enjoy a lovely cuppa … shshh. don’t tell…

Flavors: Citrusy, Orange

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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liquid rasberry with vanilla and cream on top. oh, no wait, there is jam, and chocolate and caramel as well…


Flavors: Berries, Caramel, Chocolate, Flowers, Jam, Strawberry, Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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48 y/o mom of 3
freelance translator, proofreader and writer; Tea addict
black teas: Assams & Darjeeling teas
Green: Japanese Sencha & Gyokuro
Oolongs: Grand Pouchung, aged anxi rou gui, Huang Jin Gui, aged oolongs, Darjeeling oolongs
pu ehr: mainly sheng, trying shou pu ehr! so far so good :)-
Favourite home brew: London Fog and Chai Latte


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