TB51: East Frisian BOP

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Black Tea
Assam Black Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 426 ml

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  • “Backlog from Sunday. Had this with some peach pie for breakfast (I’m on a pie making kick lately because I’ve decided not being able to make a decent crust is unacceptable – this means a lot of...” Read full tasting note
  • “It’s cloudy and gloomy this morning and I went through another bout of insomnia the past few days. I wanted something to wake me up so I thought this would do the trick. A nice fog lifter! I like...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had almost forgot that this caffeine-filled beauty was still in my cupboard. This doesn’t disappoint! Very malty with a hint of caramel – I think I prefer it with a hint of honey and a splash of...” Read full tasting note
  • “I really like this tea. Its robust, brisk, malty, and chewy. Its a blend of assam teas and it really hits the spot in the morning.” Read full tasting note

From Upton Tea Imports

A classic Ostfriesen blend of Assam teas. Authentic 100% orthodox tea blended in Germany for those who like a hearty, malty tea.

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786 tasting notes

Got this sample to try next to two other EFs. This is malty but not overly so, fairly smooth but with a bit of bitterness to the cooling cup. I added some half-and-half to the last portion of the cup and it was good but nothing exceptional.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1712 tasting notes

Ahhhhh this is the type of black tea that is my happy zone. The kind that makes me take smaller sips just so that the cup will last longer.
Malty and rich, with just a hint of astringency. Not flowery, but perhaps hinting towards that edge.
It makes me sad that I’ve only got a sample, especially since none of my other black teas hit the bulls-eye of my preference so accurately. If I was to break my buying ban, it would be for this, or at the very least something that I hope could fill in the gap!
There is atleast one more cup’s worth, maybe two. Can I manage with just that until mid March??? I must…


this is nice!


It really is!! :)

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36 tasting notes

Wow – I can understand why this tea gets high ratings. I’ve tasted three East Frisians recently (the two Uptons and also Harney & Sons). This one is a winner by a long shot. Awesome rich flavor. Added just a touch of honey and “wow”. I even noticed a hint of dusty chocolate.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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6 tasting notes

Bold and robust. Perfect on a cold evening or cloudy day.

185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

Probably the most robust tea I have had the pleasure of drinking. You want strong and flavorful ? You’ve got it with this one.

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7 tasting notes

I like this tea especially on a chilly, “ugly,” overcast or rainy afternoon. It is a nice, strong, tea to sip in front of a fire. The “Sunday” blend with vanilla is also quite nice.

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4 tasting notes

Lovely, strong, full-bodied.

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