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What a strange tea! I bought this because I was intrigued by the juniper berries and pine. It smelled very bright and sharp. Brewed, it definitely has a pine flavor at the front of the sip, which morphs into juniper with some floral notes in there. It is a very crisp but smooth taste. It’s so strange and I like that! I’m surprised at how well balanced it is, that is isn’t overpowering and how well the flavors work together. It is very woody and savory, unlike any other tea I have.
One of four free samples from Theodor called Mystery Sachets. I’m not fully qualified to grade black tea but this is their “Strong Breakfast”. Their site said it is a blend of Indonesia and India tea. I believe “Strong Breakfast” is a blend of Assam and Darjeeling.
It was a medium to dark coppery colored liquor, full-bodied, strong character, light spices, slightly fruity and had floral notes. It’s stronger than most breakfast teas I’ve tried at the hotels :P (I don’t have hardly any experience with black teas) and had malt and honey notes. I enjoyed it.
150ml, 185°F, 2 steeps: 5 min, 6 min
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Honey, Spices, Tannin
I just realized with horror that my stock of JE Milk Oolong Theodor is dramatically running low … so I decided to rather go for a cup of this tea.
J.E = Jardin d’Exception (exceptional Garden) in the Théodorian terminology. Well it’s true, again! it’s a beautiful and Yunnan and you should believe me because Yunnan are not among my favorite teas.
The dry leaves are typical of this variety of teas, a mixt of dark brown and golden sand twisted leaves
The liquor is an INCREDIBLE dark brown, almost earthy- surprising as the steep lasted 3 minutes and 85 ° C only.
The taste is mostly made of malt and cocoa with a hint of honey. No bitterness at all.
The texture is a deep mellow.
It is a very nice tea and I think I’ll add it to my permanent collection as the Yunnan reference.
I used for the first time my new teacup Roy Kirkham bought 3 hours ago in La Vaissellerie rue Mogador in Paris.
It really makes a huge difference when drinking in a fine bone china cup … my other percelain or English earthenware cups seem really pale vs this one.
You can see some pics of the tea here on my blog :