Golden China

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Black Flowering Blend
Black Tea, Jasmine
Bitter, Dirt, Earth, Nutty, Wood, Dust, Jasmine
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Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 2 g 7 oz / 204 ml

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Black tea/jasmine

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I neeever saw a black tea with jasmine. Have you?
Should be packing now, we bought a new apartment, and we are moving tomorrow. (it’s actually 3 in the morning over here and I should also be sleeping) but oh well.

Back to the note.
I was not able to see the color of this tea, but I am guessing BROWN. I sniffed at the teabag (God, it’s a oldfasion teabag) and I can’t detect any jasmine at all. Took a sip or two and tried really hard to find the jasmine flavor but to no avail.

No jasmine.

Bummer. They get one star for trying. (Out of TEN!)
Black tea and jasmine… never saw that before…


Yep I have. Couldn’t give you a brand name off the top of my head though lol.


Well… It is Pickwick.


Angrboda, I meant yes I’ve seen one other than this. If I meant this particular tea Iwould have said, “Yes I’ve seen (or drank) this before.”


My comment was in reply to Rijje’s post.


Ah ok sorry. I didn’t catch the connection so I thought it was directed at me.


Pickwick is one of the most common teabag brands here. Think Lipton. Most people who have had better stop expecting ambrosia and nectar from Pickwick.


Aww… Just moved to another place and haven’t logged on before now!
Cofftea – did you try another brand? Did that taste good?

And yes Anrboda… It IS pickwick. I don’t know what went through my head when I made it! Thank god it’s not my tea (it was on the shelf of my workplace)


No Rigge- I didn’t. I’m not a fan of non chai flavored blacks, sorry.


Oh! Okay, I misunderstood your post then ;)
Well we’re opposites then. I have a hard time drinking chai for the moment.

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This tea claims that it is a black tea, with green tea jasmine (first time I’m tasting this kind of blend) which it most likely is, but green tea and black is steeped best imo at different temperatures so that is a bit of a challenge if you want the flavours to be at their best.
I decided to steep the golden china completely like a black tea (because I generally like black tea the best, and I make bad decisions on a regular basis) at around 95° C for aprox 3 minutes.
The result of this was a brown tea that tasted very earthy and slightly bitter (put nicely, less nicely it was like dirt), I then added half a teaspoon of sugar to see if that would bring out some more flavour and it was still very earthy, but a bit more woodsy and with a sort of nutty note. And maybe the slightest hint of jasmine (but that could be my imagination)
In conclusion this tea isn’t good, it is actually pretty bad for a pickwick tea, and I won’t get this particular blend again, but the idea of a black of tea with jasmine is attractive to me and I wonder if there are others more succesful than the pickwick. And to be fair the pickwick might be better steeped at a lower temperature than I did in this instance to see if it will be better or bring out more of the jasmine in the blend. Especially the fact that the tea got bitter makes me think that it was steeped at too high a temperature in this instance, and maybe for too long as well.

TL;DR it is a bad tea, not worth the money.

Flavors: Bitter, Dirt, Earth, Nutty, Wood

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Tastes like bitter asscancer.

Flavors: Earth

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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Strong earthy aroma. And besides it? I don’t know whether I smell a very, very subtle jasmine note, or am I just imagining it, knowing that it allegedly should be present…
The taste is quite bland, very mellow, rather dusty, again with only subtle or none jasmine.

After drinking this so called tea for a while I can state, that the jasmine is present after all, but it’s barely noticeable. Creating such crap is an achievement in itself even for Pickwick.

Flavors: Dust, Earth, Jasmine

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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