335 Tasting Notes

75

Good everyday breakfast tea. Mid level of astringency. Reminds of full leaf assam. -Harvest March 2018

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank White Temple tea by A C Perch's
335 tasting notes

This tea is PERFECTION. I went to Copenhagen on a layover. AC Perch’s was a MUST STOP for me. It’s the world’s most perfect tea shop. Very busy with the kindest workers. I asked for their best seller, and they gave me 100G of this. I am almost done, after 2 weeks, and already put some in the cart online. It’s so fresh, fruity, layered. This tea iced is like a punch. Blissful. And the dry leaf smell is one of the best I have ever smelt. Friend, please get some plane tickets, get to Copenhagen, and GO HERE, and buy this tea. Yes, you can buy it online. But the shop is so delightful, along with the rest of the Danish city.

This might become by everyday drinking tea. It soothes me for some reason.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Amba Ceylon by Harney & Sons
335 tasting notes

I am happy to know Amba is fair trade. And I really like this tea. The first experience I had with Amba was from What-cha. This seems to be a lower level leaf then what What-cha provides. And I prefer the floral taste of the other one, too.

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What-Cha is my go-to for straight teas. Them and teabento. I find they always have solid options.

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100

What-Cha, ya’ll are on POINT with selecting your Assams. This beaut is just perfection to start the day. Strong, brisk, rich, and not a bit of astringency. Wonderful big leaves, which I think really improves an Assam. Can’t believe I just have a small portion. When I buy again, this will be be on list. I prefer this one hot, but I think it would be proper iced.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

Brisk and medium-high astringency. I would lean towards brewing 2 minutes. Reminds me very much of an Assam. Malty, strong, bold. Leaves appear like orthodox cut. This is my first experience with Colombian tea, only have had coffee from there. It’s really interesting when you find out Lipton and a lot of grocery store Japanese tea grow in South America.

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80

Brewed for 3 minutes. Nice rich, dark tea. Not much astringency. I think I prefer the other Vietnamese black tea What-cha had, just had a more original flavor. Flavor improves when cooling down.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
335 tasting notes

It’s ok. The vanilla doesn’t come off genuine. It’s an ok black tea base. I prefer the vanilla black tea from Golden Moon which tastes like actual vanilla.

Flavors: Sweet, Vanilla

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88
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
335 tasting notes

This tea reminds me of MF’s Marco Polo, but less intense . I really loved this tea iced. Was lush and bright, much needed in the morning. It has a sophisticated fruity flavor with some vanilla backnotes.

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55
drank UVA Highlands by Harney & Sons
335 tasting notes

I have liked teas from this region of Ceylon. This just didn’t do it for me. Way too astringent for my liking. Was similar to a CTC cut for the tea…I am wondering if that is why it’s so bitter. I am sure this tea would be great with cream and sugar, but to me that’s a sign of a poor tea. I will probably use the rest to make chai with.

Flavors: Bitter, Sour

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I didn’t care for this tea gong fu or western brewed to be drunk hot. With that, I give the tea a 70ish rating. But iced, this tea become very tasty to me, would give it a 85. I feel this way with Darjeeling. I only like it iced.

It’s just so much sweeter and much more flavorful.

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