16 Tasting Notes

75

This is a light and brisk infusion, starting with herbaceous and citrusy notes, then slowly evolving into base notes of grapes and muscatel. Not my favourite tea, as I find it slightly too astringent for my taste, but pleasant enough.

Flavors: Citrus, Grapes, Grass, Herbaceous, Muscatel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

This First Flush Darjeeling Blend is quite delicate for a black tea, in line with the general characteristics of first flush Darjeelings. It has notes of grass, apricot and a slight muscatel aftertaste. The second infusion leans more heavily towards the grassy and muscatel notes, and doesn’t seem to loose strength. I generally favour second flush Darjeelings, but this is a pleasant tea, well suited to summer afternoons when I prefer lighter flavours.

Flavors: Apricot, Grass, Muscatel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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87

My first tea from this brand, and I’m not disappointed! This Darjeeling Oolong has an earthy smell with notes of cocoa, quite strong when dry, more mellow and fruity when brewed. It’s a medium strength tea with the classic Darjeeling muscatel flavour, with notes of nuts and fruits. Love it, I can’t wait to try the rest of the samples I bought.

Flavors: Cocoa, Fruity, Muscatel, Wet Earth

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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96

I think this tea will not appeal to everyone, but personally I love it. I like the blend of the smokiness of Lapsang Souchong, the sweetness of caramel and the warm spicy feel of the rest of the ingredients.

Flavors: Caramel, Smoked, Spices, Toffee

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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82

I was really curious about this tea, because I had never seen watermelon used as a flavour before. I do think the name is slightly misleading, as I do detect a good and yummy blend of coconut and tropical fruits, but not really the watermelon. That said, I find the tea quite good, naturally sweet and fresh, a perfect summer drink, especially if cold brewed.

Flavors: Coconut, Flowers, Fruity, Melon

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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98

This tea is absolute perfection, it’s like a biscuit in a mug. Both the leaves and the infusion smell like freshly baked biscuits, and all the ingredients are balanced masterfully.
I drink it with half a teaspoon of Stevia, and it’s the perfect guilty pleasure, just without guilt!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cookie, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

I spent a long time finding the perfect Earl Grey for my tastes, one with a strong base that would not be overwhelmed by the bergamot flavour. This tea comes very close to ticking all my boxes. The base tastes like a slightly lighter english breakfast, with the added hint of bergamot that appears more like an aftertaste. If the flavouring had been only slightly more prominent, it would have been perfect.

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Citrusy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I’m a law student from northern Italy, I discovered tea thanks to a dear friend. She always invited me at her home in Venice and offered me a different kind of tea every time. I ended up ditching the supermarket teabags in favour of loose leaf. I drink a lot of flavoured teas, but I like pure teas too, especially Darjeeling, Nilgri and Yunnan. I am all in favour of trying new teas and new blends, and I’m in no way a tea purist, experimenting with flavours intrigues me. My other hobbies include knitting, crocheting, jewellery making in a variety of techniques, and reading.

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