241 Tasting Notes

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Received as a gratis sample from Carstensens Tehandel.
This tea looks totally kitschy with those pink hearts, but this is so in line with the name that I actually like it.
It smells very strongly and a bit sweetish with strawberry, partly natural, partly artificial.
And it is bit sweetish, but fortunately only slightly. Here in taste the strawberry seems much more natural, and the base black tea is of really good quality.
Not exactly my proverbial cup of tea, but I find it much better than I anticipated.

Flavors: Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

My eighth and final teabag form Carstensens Tehandel.
I already know their black walnut tea and I like it, so I was very curious to check the green variety.
And it has wonderful, very strong nutty aroma, both from walnuts and from hazelnuts with just a bit of coconut and almonds added. I know it’s in part artificial, but I don’t care, s long as it smells brilliant.
And I really like the taste. It’s very rich and complex, with various shades of nuts (I can even sense the green peel of young walnuts). Great winter warmer indeed.

Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Hazelnut, Nuts, Sweet, Walnut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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85

My seventh teabag bought at Carstensens Tehandel.
Very warming aroma, with fruity rhubarb and cream flavouring equally in the foreground and base green tea in the background.
And so is the taste, very balanced, not overdone with adjuncts, but at the same tim full of character. Great dessert, mellow tea.

Flavors: Cream, Rhubarb

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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80

Sixth teabag ordered from Carstensens Tehandel.
Very fruity, mellow, summer aroma. No toasted rice here.
Ad very nice taste. One can mainly sense the base green tea plus a trace of toasted rice and a bit of fruits in the background.
Very good tea, not overdone with adjuncts.

Flavors: Fruity, Summer, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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90

My fifth teabag bought at Carstensens Tehandel.
Very strong fruity (pineapple and mango), flowery aroma, honey-like, sweet and rich.
Sweet taste, mainly fruity, with various petals constituting the solid background.
Very good tea, would probably taste perfectly in summer as coldbrew.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Honey, Mango, Pineapple, Summer

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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70

Fourth teabag ordered at Carstensens Tehandel.
Lovely jasmin, apricot and cherry aroma with a honey/flowery background.
Slightly sweet, very mellow taste.
Nice casual tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Flowers, Honey, Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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85

Third teabag bought at Carstensens Tehandel.
Very nice aroma, because candied pineapple blends perfectly with roasted and popped rice. Plus subtle aromas of base green tea.
Distinct sweetness in taste (sugar from candied pineapple), solid fruitiness, firm background made by rice and base tea.
Nice, casual tea. Would probably taste perfect as cold brew on a hot summer day.

Flavors: Pineapple, Popcorn, Straw, Sugar, Sweet, Toasted Rice

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 68 OZ / 2002 ML

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75

Second teabag from the assortment bought at Carstensens Tehandel.
Very rich and warming aroma. I can mostly smell cherries, coconut and a bit of jasmine plus good quality base tea (especially green).
Only slight sweetness in taste, and the base teas are not overwhelmed by the additives.
I appreciate this tea, but I think that one teabag is enough. This is not my proverbial cup of tea, I prefer other flavours.

Flavors: Cherry, Coconut, Jasmine, Straw

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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85

The first of the assortment of teabags bought at Carstensens Tehandel.
Strong, malty aroma with traces of honey.
Nice, distinct taste, slightly astringent, slightly bitter, very malty.
I wish I had more teabags of this tea or, even better, a bag of loose leaves.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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I drink tea almost all the time.

However, my tea drinking can be divided into two main categories.

1. I work a lot at my computer and when I work, I need to always have tea at hand. That’s when I drink bag varieties, mostly black blends, often corporate ones. They need to be at least drinkable, of course, but I don’t focus on the taste much, though I don’t go below a certain level…

2. When I read (and read a lot) or when I’m just relaxing, I savor tea. That’s when the better varieties come into play, that’s when I use leafs instead of bags, that’s when I really focus on what I’m drinking.

I’m Polish, temporarily living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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