203 Tasting Notes

80

Very strong peppermint aroma with traces of fennel seeds.
Licorice is much more evident in taste, but the tea is fairly balanced, with all three components well discernible.
Rally nice herbal tea, made from high quality ingredients.

Flavors: Fennel, Licorice, Peppermint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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60
drank Mate de Coca by Zurit
203 tasting notes

Not my first mate de coca, but first in a long time.
Smells a lot like green tea, a bit like straw, a bit flowery.
Straw-like taste, rather thin and watery. A bit of residual sweetness, zero bitterness or sourness.
Curiosity, yes. It was nice to taste it, but I wouldn’t drink it in mass amounts even if it was legal in Europe.

Flavors: Straw

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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60

Nice bouquet of orange peel, cloves and vanilla, very warming, very wintery.
Very balanced taste, with base black tea nicely complimented by peels and spices. But also very mellow, one could even say a bit bland and boring.
Not bad. Just not distinct enough.

Flavors: Clove, Orange Zest, Spicy, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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55
drank Bombay Bazaar by Lipton
203 tasting notes

Slightly spicy and earthy aroma.
A mixture of spices in the taste. Largely unrecognisable, but cardamom definitely comes to the front. And there is a solid earthy background from the base black tea.
Not bad as an everyday tea, specially from Lipton, but there’s nothing fancy about it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Earth, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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40
drank Darjeeling by Fairglobe
203 tasting notes

Malty, earthy taste, low bitterness, no astringency, solid dose of wet cardboard. Not that bad for a market-quality tea to drink at work, but definitely nothing to savor.

Flavors: Cardboard, Earth, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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40

Relatively strong aroma, mainly with peppermint and lemon grass plus some subtler herbal notes.
Taste is dominated (but fortunately overwhelmed) by licorice, complimented by the other ingredients in the background. Not much of the base green tea.
However, the only reason I could sense all these things was because I used the double portion (two bags). With one it would be really watery and bland.
So, although it seems a nice herbal tea, helping with the troubled stomach, it wouldn’t have much taste if brew in a default way.

Flavors: Citrus, Herbs, Lemongrass, Licorice, Peppermint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

Wonderful aroma of roasted rice, milk chocolate and a bit of coffee, plus very subtle green tea notes in the background.
Velvety, mellow texture, with all the ingredients fully detectable, but nothing stands out too much. Great warming and soothing blend.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Roasted

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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95

Pure smoky perfectness. No need to say anything else.

Flavors: Smoke, Smoked

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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25
drank Peach & Apricot by Gemi
203 tasting notes

Not overly strong, artificial flavour of peach and apricot.
Very faint taste, with low-quality base black tea and feeble fruit notes.
Not good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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75

Aroma definitely dominated by the base Pu Erh tea, with only traces of lemongrass and fruit.
Taste is more complex. Fruity and flowery notes are balanced and well blended into the tea itself, resulting in a warming brew.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Lemongrass

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 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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