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drank Afternoon Tea by Brodie's
1277 tasting notes

We had fire alarm test at noon today at work. As every Wednesday. Awful sound.
But that means I can brew this tea! I have received it from my brother, who received it from his colleague. And I received it because of tea bag, not because of tea.

But decided to brew it anyway and the speed of steeping scared me a bit. Not a bit. Actually a lot. And suggested 3-5 minutes steeping time was crazy long. Or I have thought so. I sadly had to solve something with my co-worker and I forgot about time. But… it was about 4 minutes.

Hey it was strong. A really strong black tea. I was afraid of super bitter cup, with no flavour and whatsoever bad.

First steeps were bitter. But it was really hot, so there weren’t much noticeable notes. As it cooled down it went into more complex flavours. The bitterness was there all the time, but some maltiness was there. And in the end of sip there were earthy, like weak pu-erh notes.

I would like to re-try with shorter steeping time, but sadly, it was only one tea bag I had.

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Malt

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

I have a mental image of everyone running from your building in a panic, but there you are with your feet up, eyes closed, smelling the tea steam! :)

Martin Bednář

gmathis: Do you know what’s worst? Nobody cares even a real alarm starts. We had a few false alarms and it was explained later (5 minutes or so). But nobody running away! And yes, we work with highly flammable materials! After that there was email sent it was really dangerous and from now there will be no evacuation command said in the intercom. Somebody saw it from customers and wasn’t happy at all.

gmathis

We should probably take our drills a little more seriously where I work, too!

Evol Ving Ness

When our fire drills became too frequent, they were ignored. I suppose that is human nature.

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gmathis

I have a mental image of everyone running from your building in a panic, but there you are with your feet up, eyes closed, smelling the tea steam! :)

Martin Bednář

gmathis: Do you know what’s worst? Nobody cares even a real alarm starts. We had a few false alarms and it was explained later (5 minutes or so). But nobody running away! And yes, we work with highly flammable materials! After that there was email sent it was really dangerous and from now there will be no evacuation command said in the intercom. Somebody saw it from customers and wasn’t happy at all.

gmathis

We should probably take our drills a little more seriously where I work, too!

Evol Ving Ness

When our fire drills became too frequent, they were ignored. I suppose that is human nature.

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I am drinking almost everything. Tea bag collector who moved to wonderful world of loose leaf.

Trying to rate differently tea bags and loose leaf as tea bags have usually worse quality.

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