1154 Tasting Notes
They have it in a black tea collection, but name reminds a bit more a white tea.
Anyway, brewed it in the morning and it was wonderful experience.
It was smooth and delicate tea indeed with rather white tea notes. It was mellow but robust taste with some chocolate notes and baked bread like.
Overall I am quite impressed, but not sure if they still sell it. The company I have ordered it from doesn’t have boxes of this tea available.
Side note: I was playing 3 games as part of my application for a job and well, the results sound great. I wonder how they were able to find out my softskills, but that’s magic.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate
I had this tea for first time on 9th May when I was at my friend’s place. They had a pyramid sachet version of this tea — and probably a bit fresher.
I had this tea over an year in my cupboard in foilwrapped pouch. I don’t really remeber where I have received it at all!
Back then it was nicely fresh, I would even say peachy and fresh white tea taste, I can’t explain what it is. Hay a bit, but not wrong.
Today it wasn’t that great. Of course it was casued by “typical” tea bag shape, older batch… it was like hot hay and there wasn’t any that wonderful peachy taste. It was as well quite generic and honestly I would say boring tea. I don’t remember it much at all.
Flavors: Hay, Peach
This tea is one of the free ones I have received.
Bagged, and smells amazing! Cardamom and cloves, spices well received in chai for me.
But something went wrong after 3-4 minutes steeping. It turned out very dark and tea base flavour profile was overpowering the spices and spices were there, but not very prominent at all. I could notice maybe only that cardamom, and some cinnamon sweetness, but overall, quite bland. The base tea was okay, but as well nothing “wow” — at least it wasn’t a bitter cup.
It was just too weak to call it chai to me, and I am not a person who likes spicy things. It was bland as I wrote.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove
Another “fresh” tea from my recent order of tea bags. I was picking some teas for my brother as well for my grandma (she asked for one particular tea set), so I have picked a few tea bags of teas I wanted to try only, if it is worth ordering more.
Anyway to the tea, with kind of interesting name.
It is robust and bold black tea, but not bitter at all. A little of astringency needed in black teas, and honestly… their description is indeed accurate. It’s balanced and full flavour, smooth with hints of honey and spices.. This is a cup I would order in a larger quantity without any problems. A decent bagged black tea.
Flavors: Honey, Smooth, Spices
I bought a several tea bags from, kind of favourite, tea shop, a Basilur teas distributor. They sell even a individual packed tea bags and as I bought some other teas, I have received a load of other tea bags as well. Brands like Tipson and Eminent, all with short shelf life as they have BB in June, but I don’t mind!
Maybe they thought I am a collector of those wrappings, so they sent some tea as a package filling as well as to get rid of them.
Anyway, this one should be fresh. This is what I have ordered. And when I read it is “combination of excellent Chinese tea, natural peach and mandarin peel.” I thought it’s black tea. So, boiling water used for a green flavoured tea. Whoops.
But it doesn’t turn the tea bitter, it was nicely grassy, with some buttery aftertaste. Nice peach flavour, I have been expecting a bit bolder taste though. It was sweet ripe peach. For a tea bag, where real peach is rare, but it’s there… it was a bit too weak. The rose leaves included (not sure if petals or rose plant leaves as in Czech as well in Russian it is said in the same way).
It’s nice, but expected a bit more. Won’t rate so far as prepared wrongly. Although they suggested 100°C.
PS: My exam result? Sadly, I have failed. But it’s maybe better this way. Finals thus postponed to August. Still okay, though I have hoped to have everything done before my 26th birthday.
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Grass, Peach
Not super tasty tea.
BUT it works! My Friday upcoming exam is getting closer than I want to admit. I am studying all week long and I feel I know too little to pass.
I was biting my nails, freezing, stomachache… just very, very nervous! This tea calmed me down. Or it’s just placebo effect?
Flavors: Chamomile, Herbs, Orange Zest
I had a foil wrapped bag in big bags and decided to brew it. Not sure if it is exactly this one, but whatever.
They suggest 3-5 minutes steeping time, but as I saw completely black, opaque liquor after two minutes steeping, I just put it out.
I got a cup which tasted like a common black tea, quite lots of malty taste as well. There was some bitterness, but just right with my short steeping parameters. There were some chocolate notes as well.
Overall, quite mediocre, but not bad at all. It is bagged stuff, afterall.
I have been craving an oolong today afternoon.
But I wanted to prepare tea western, as this week was truly exhausting. Finishing the thesis, sending it to the Uni system, check from teacher, another MS Teams meeting because finals… But now, last exam awaits before the finals. I am afraid I will go on week long hiatus again.
But this tea. I had 6 grams, so I have used the half today and brewed for 4, maybe closer to 5 minutes.
It is still a tea that I like. It isn’t that great as prepared eastern method, but still very nice and tasty. Floral, a bit drying, but nice.
I am not good with descriptions recently. Probably I need to refocus on tea again as well. But… not now. I am looking forward to it though.
Hmm. For some reason I haven’t put this in my virtual cupboard. Anyway… this is the tea from the company I have ordered from and it was a free gift — so thank you to Prague!
I was looking for this one, but as shu puerhs aren’t my thing usually, I decided not to order it. I have received a loose leaf sample of this instead of thick chunks.
Western, 4 grams, 300 ml
It is decent, though not anyhow unique. Quite woody and sweet, but not much complex flavour profile.
I did two steeps, one in yesterday afternoon and second this morning. Both were pretty much same and both were quite thick too. A nice surprise in conclusion.
Flavors: Sweet, Thick, Wood
Hi everyone (waves). Week long hiatus because of my thesis. Thesis done (hopefully). Deadline on Friday. “I like to live dangerously!”
Anyway, I decided to try a new shop for me and I just decided to give a several new teas. I was craving buying new teas, but not from subsciption. Genuine, pure teas…
And as I wanted some pure black, I decided to order this one. Not only to mention that typo in the name… my pouch is saying 2nd Flush 2015. Not happy to see it much, but it was cheap tea. Truly, very cheap tea. That 15 grams sample was cheaper than a beer here. And beer is cheap.
Anyway, took two teaspoons and my 300 ml mug.
It’s described as very malty tea with raisins, honey and licorice flavour, but honestly… (it’s because age?) it was rather like a malty and tobacco. With strong tannic aftertaste. Raisins, in my opinion are different, and honey… no way, sadly.
Overall, it was quite mediocre tea. Far from Mokalbari Assam (but as well completely different area). And that biiter aftertaste isn’t a thing to look forward as well. Well, at least it was cheap and just a small sample. Not every tea is a winning tea.
Flavors: Malt, Tannic, Tobacco