203 Tasting Notes

85

Very earthy taste, with strong suggestions of smoke, dry, with almost no bitterness and very little astringency.
Clearly a high quality tea, but one that can be enjoyed on an everyday basis.

Flavors: Earth, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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90

Balanced mix of quince and decent green tea in aroma.
Slight astringency, very good green base tea, notes of quince more in the background (but definitely not subdued).
Very balanced and very good tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Hay, Straw

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

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60

Great, refreshing bouquet of peppermint and lemongrass in aroma.
The taste is not that strong, though the brew is refreshing and light.
Not bad, but not especially good either.
It would probably turn out great asa cold brew on a sunny day.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint

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

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76

Strong apple aroma, very warming and hyggeligt, with just a right amount of cinnamon added.
Warming taste, very fruity, with no unnecessary sweetness. Not overdone with spices, the apple is in the foreground. Too bad that the cranberry hides well in the back.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Spices

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

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55

Very faint aroma, with traces of elderflower over a malty black tea base.
Sweetish taste, with evident rhubarb here (but none of its sourness) and flower elderflower notes.
All in all it’s not bad, but seems slightly half-baked.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Malt, Rhubarb

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

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70
drank Cytryna & mango by Big-Active
203 tasting notes

Medium-strength aroma, with lemon peels in the foreground and subtler mango more in the back.
Round, moderately rich, malty base tea with only traces of fruit.
Good tea, not dominated by add-ons or aromas.

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Malt, Mango, Round

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

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75
drank Malina z pigwą by Herbapol
203 tasting notes

Brews very dark, rich red.
Raspberry dominates the aroma, but only slightly, because quince has a strong presence too. Very warming bouquet.
Distinctly sour taste, mainly from quince, very fruity and very warming.
Nice tea, great for cool autumn afternoons.

Flavors: Fruity, Raspberry, Sour

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

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25

Wonderful, fruity smell, but mainly from apples, which are not mentioned on the box. Gooseberry is always hard to sense and the pomegranate is added not as a juice or aroma, but only as a peel, so the tea’s name is very misleading.
The taste is also mainly apple, with some sour-ish notes from gooseberry and rosehip and leafy aromas from blackberry leaves.

Actually it’s not bad, but I can’t give this tea a good grade, because it’s bases on a lie. It’s not pomegranate and gooseberry, but rather apple and rosehip with really small additions of other things. Shame on you, Irving!

Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Rosehips, Sour

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

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63
drank White Tea Raspberry by Lipton
203 tasting notes

Very strong, fruity aroma of fresh raspberries.
The base tea tastes like straw and grass, which is to be expected by the medium-quality white tea that Lipton puts into their bags. The taste is not very strong, but all in all this tea is really drinkable. Would probably be really good as a coldbrew.

Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Raspberry, Straw

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

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65
drank Original chai by Pukka
203 tasting notes

Right after being taken out of the protective “envelope”, the bag smells like a lot of freshly ground cinnamon.
Brews a murky, brownish liquid.
Smells mainly with cinnamon, but with ginger spiciness in the background and a tiny bit of licorice. Black tea is not evident.
The taste notes are equally divided into cinnamon and spicy ginger. Cardamom hides in the background, black tea is almost nonexistent and licorice is fortunately very subdued, not like in many other Pukka teas.
I had only one bag of this tea, so I preferred to steep it straight. It would probably taste better when done in a proper chai way, with milk, but even in this form it was still enjoyable.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Licorice, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 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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