309 Tasting Notes

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drank Ginger & Orange by Teekanne
309 tasting notes

Deep red color, typical for hibiscus, not typical for orange and ginger…
And the aroma is also dominated by hibiscus, with orange in the background.
Slightly sour hibiscus taste with solid orange character, a it of ginger spiciness and strong stevia sweetness.
Not quite bad, but too much hibiscus where it wasn’t supposed to be.

Flavors: Ginger, Hibiscus, Orange, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Ginger & Orange by Teekanne
309 tasting notes

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Candied pineapple, grass and some strange root/wood notes (must be the sandalwood/quandong) from the bag.
After steeping, it’s a balanced composition of fruit, both base teas (black Ceylon and white Pai Mu Tan, spicy rootiness and a bit of lemongrass to round everything up. Low astringency, a bit of sourness, some maltiness in the aftertaste.
Fairly light yet warming and rich overall sensation. really good, balanced blend.

Flavors: Citrusy, Fruity, Grass, Lemongrass, Malt, Pineapple, Spices

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

Cold brew mint and mango.
Aroma at first dominated by mint, very natural and refreshing, not sweet, but the natural mango note can be sensed after a short while and it’s not subdued at all.
Very refreshing, sourish taste, very natural and almost not sweet.
I really like this line of cold brew teas from Polish Herbapol. Natural, balanced and tasty/

Flavors: Mango, Mint, Peppermint, Pleasantly Sour, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

Cold brew raspberry and pomegranate.
Strong strong and very sweet hard-candy-type aroma of raspberries, fairly natural, with pomegranate present in the background.
Sourish taste, fairly natural and very refreshing, almost not sweet.
I really like this line of cold brew teas from Polish Herbapol. Natural, balanced and tasty/

Flavors: Grenadine, Pleasantly Sour, Raspberry, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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70

Cold brew strawberry and rhubarb.
Strong hard-candy-type aroma of strawberries, sweet but fairly natural, with only a bit of rhubarb present.
Sweetish and sourish taste, fairly natural and very refreshing.
I really like this line of cold brew teas from Polish Herbapol. Natural, balanced and tasty/

Flavors: Pleasantly Sour, Rhubarb, Sour, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Peach Mango (black) by Lipton
309 tasting notes

Pretty standard Lipton “fruit” flavoured “tea”, artificial and perfume-y. Essentially drinkable, but that’s it.

Preparation
2 g 11 OZ / 330 ML
Shanie O Maniac

“Essentially drinkable, but that’s it” – I’ve had those. Just finished a cup of one of those. You drink it and all you can think is “This is not the worst beverage ever.” That’s all it has going for it. It’s wet and it isn’t the worst thing ever, lol.

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66

Strong zabaione and fruity aroma from the bag.
Dessert like, warming aroma after steeping, the tea smells definitely more like zabaione than like the candied pineapple or flower petals, but the overall impression is really nice.
And the taste fortunately is not overly sweet, slightly astringent.
Decent dessert tea, but not the one to repeat.

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

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75

Lovely fruity biscuit aroma from the bag.
Very sweet, fruity, warming aroma after sweeping, with a great combination of raspberries, lemon peel and sunflower petals. Slightly astringent.
It’s not a spectacular tea but it’s not supposed to be.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Lemon Zest, Raspberry

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

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90

Dry leaves smell with spices, fruit and honey. A bit unusual for a black tea but really charming.
Very warming aroma after steeping, with honey, a bit of nuts, sweet bread and spices. Very complex and attractive. Malty and caramelly flavour, very slight sweetness, no astringency.
Really exquisite tea. I certainly didn’t expect that much.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Fruity, Honey, Malt, Nuts, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Courtney

I was on the fence about picking up the Ceylan New Vithanakande from Camellia Sinensis, but perhaps my next order!

dreamloomer

Courtney, I hope your source is as good as mine!

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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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