Azores Pekoe Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Malt
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
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Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I received this in What-Cha’s mystery tea collection (among a bunch of other teas). I’ve been rotating through the other mystery teas, but I’ve already drunk all 50 grams of this, so I count this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Session #2, I used boiling water, and it helped bring out the flavor from this tea a bit more than the 203F water I used last time. It was interesting how the flavor behaved in the mouth. The tip...” Read full tasting note
    74
  • “Since this’ the last of this sample, I might as well try and write something about it. Overall, I’ve found my favourite teas from the sets I bought where the Azores ones. Other places were very...” Read full tasting note
    79

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A smooth tea with sweet gentle malt tones, evocative of a high quality Ceylon.

We are proud to source all our teas from The Azores direct from Gorreana Tea Estate, famed for being Europe’s oldest tea estate having been setup in 1883. Gorreana Tea Estate are dedicated to producing quality loose leaf tea without the use of any pesticides.

The tea comes packed in the original 100g Gorreana packets.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth taste
- Light and sweet tasting with a hint of malt

Harvest: 2019
Origin: Gorreana Tea Estate, Sao Miguel Island, The Azores

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Packed in the Azores in a non-resealable bag.

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46 tasting notes

I received this in What-Cha’s mystery tea collection (among a bunch of other teas). I’ve been rotating through the other mystery teas, but I’ve already drunk all 50 grams of this, so I count this one as a winner, even if I’m undecided if it’ll go on my permanent “buy” list.

It brews well, only the teeny tinest bit of bitterness when I brewed it for a very long time with a large amount of leaves, but is head and shoulders above other unflavored black teas I’ve had.

The packaging says “Gentle brisk tones with a malt finish” and I won’t disagree with that.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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Session #2, I used boiling water, and it helped bring out the flavor from this tea a bit more than the 203F water I used last time. It was interesting how the flavor behaved in the mouth. The tip is a bit of an astringent bite, but as it passes over your tongue, this quickly dissipates, leaving a slightly sweet malty flavor. Astringency was not mouth puckering, but after a whole session, did leave the mouth a bit dry. Again, very easy drinking and pleasant, better with boiled water than 203F in my opinion :)

Flavors: Astringent, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Since this’ the last of this sample, I might as well try and write something about it.

Overall, I’ve found my favourite teas from the sets I bought where the Azores ones. Other places were very unique, but the Azores teas were smooth, with ceylon honey and oak. This one is brisker, the leaves a bit more broken up, but still definitely a solid tea. It recommends only three minutes, but it CAN stand longer.

I’m thinking my next order will be more samples from places I haven’t tried yet, and a larger bag of an Azores black. If I can decide which. This one isn’t my favourite out of the batch—hopefully I’ll remember to review it before I finish them all off.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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