287 Tasting Notes

I’m impressed with this unassuming tea that appears non-descript but brews up smooth and flavorful. There’s a roasty hay note to start and a honey finish on this first steep that disappeared quickly. The second steep was a bit weak, so I extended for another 5 minutes and that brought out the muted toasty notes and the honey finish. I’ll enjoy the rest of this small bag and will try to coax more flavor in an extra steep each time.

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Roasty, Toasty

Martin Bednář

For the price it seems amazingly complex :)
I am glad to hear it is good one!

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Well it seems I am waaaay behind on reading tea notes, so I have some catching up to do! I succumbed to Maya’s 25% off iced teas to place an order of this Apricot tea as it steeps 3 times and my original bag was getting low. The tea smells wonderful and tastes like apricot with a slight bitter edge, but its one of the flavored teas that I enjoy so I ‘needed’ more. As if I need more tea!

Flavors: Apricot

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drank Organic Assam by Harney & Sons
287 tasting notes

Grabbed a single sachet from the TTB 2022.
This one brewed up nicely fruity and malty for an easy travel cuppa. Not astringent for a 5 minute brew in about 16 oz of water. It’s nice to be able to count on a good cup of tea in stressful travel times as I’ve been stuck in Denver for a while :(

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I don’t know why you need to add caffeine to tea, but here it is, this was gifted to me so I’m writing a note. I’m not a fan of the extra caffeine kick, but the toasted coconut is mellow, not bitter and quite drinkable. Taste is ok, extra buzz un-necessary.

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This was a sample from an order. The first steep wasn’t bad, a fair example of a golden Yunnan with some chocolatey notes, but the second steep is rather weak so I don’t think I’d seek this out for purchase.

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I pulled this one out to add to the TTB. Its nicely roasty, slightly nutty and not astringent or bitter. I don’t mind it but I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to purchase. It’s not quite boring, but not too exciting either. The first steep became a little bitter as it cooled, and the second steep was much the same as the first.

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TTB 2022
I was surprised that this was a raw puerh when I looked it up, I would have pegged it as a ripe. It has some camphor notes and a nice earthyness. The leaf is very hard packed, tough to get a sample without a pick. I am enjoying this brew, but wouldn’t be inspired for a purchase or to add to my wish list from W2T.
Thanks for adding it to the box and encourage the next folks to try this very smooth raw puerh.

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drank Magic Aloe by Oxalis
287 tasting notes

TTB 2022
Not getting a pineapple or fruity vibe from this one, neither last night when I brewed it hot, nor this morning when I’m finishing the leftover second now cooled brew cause I fell asleep before drinking my tea! I’m getting more of a thistle herbaceous taste, its not unpleasant but not something I’d reach for again.
Thanks for including it in the TTB!

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TTB 2022
The first steep reminds me most of honey, with tobacco undertones as it cools. It reminds me of a much smoother version of Upton Tea’s Old South Meeting house blend. The second steep is all honey, did someone put sweetener in my tea when I wasn’t looking? The third steep was mostly tobacco, but still smooth and easy to drink. Very interesting tea, thanks for adding it to the box Martin!

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Tobacco

Martin Bednář

You are welcome. I still have some left in my office, I should finish it soon. But recently I have no mood for that even in the colder mornings. But certainly more on the sweet-side.

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TTB 2022
I brewed this up strong and got quite the caffeine buzz from it!. What a nice blend of nutty hay like notes from the dandelion and sweetness from the spearmint. For a non camelia senesis brew its quite nice and I would find myself adding this to an order. I’d have to do a head to head taste test, but I think this one is a bit better balanced than the strait yaupon/spearmint blend.

Flavors: Grassy, Hay, Spearmint

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!

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