423 Tasting Notes

92

A hearty Assam with a combination of fruitiness and maltiness, and plays fantastically with milk, but tasty without it as well. This was one of the free samples from Teabox, and it is good enough to make me add it to my wish list. One of the tastier and more interesting Assams that I have tasted. Well worth the try.

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42

This was part of my giant sample order from teabox. The leaves are olive green, and are large, although there is a largish amount of twigs included. It’s slightly astringent, and floralish – not overly so, but there are floral hints in the tea. It’s sweet, and light bodied. A nice tea, and an interesting Darjeeling.

sherapop

Did you order one of the sample sets? Or are you a subscriber? What do you think of Teabox so far? I’m curious because I just joined Golden Tips. ;-)

NofarS

I ordered one of the sample sets (the all the Darjeelings one). It is an excellent deal and the tea is spectacular. I started out sipping it at home, but decided to bring the entire box to work, and taste my way through it with my friends and coworkers. It was a sensation, with people being stunned by the sheer amount of samples, and tasters having fun drawing from the box.
I am on a tea buying hiatus, in preparation for a trip to London in September, so no new tea at all, only what I buy in London, and after that I am allowed to buy only a little bit during Black Friday. I have too much tea and not enough room in the house for it, so that’s why I’ve stopped my Verdant subscription and am not joining any new subscription services.
But Teabox have a great selection, a great website and awesome customer service. I highly recommend them!

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93
drank York Tea by Whittard of Chelsea
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I was really tired this afternoon at work, so I brewed a strong cup of this, and since I had milk at hand, added a “spot of milk” in it too. Great tea, although my Marriage Frerres French Breakfast takes milk better. Not many brews left in this caddy, I’m afraid. Will sorely miss it.

mrmopar

Hope you are safe my friend!

RiaDarling

Marriage Freres ROCKS-I totally agree with the French Breakfast comment-it does take milk well. I love their Marco Polo as well. Never heard of this one but I’ll be on the lookout for it-it sounds like a nice blend

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92

An unusual darjeeling, this is stronger than a normal darj, and has a nutty flavour. There is some astringency, but very little, and the tea is naturally sweet. It rebrews well, with one 3 gram serving good for three-four cups of tea. The tea’s grade is SFTGOP1 but there was a good amount of twigs, and no whole leaves in the bunch. The dry leaves range between olive green, through golden brown, to chocolate brown, and the smell is a wonderful combination of hazelnuts and sugar.

Flavors: Hazelnut

Preparation
Boiling 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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94

Still one of the best Earl Grey’s out there (unless you like your Earl Grey super strong, or with vanilla). Prepared it earlier today at work, where even a non-tea drinking person caved and gave it a go. He, like all the others who have tasted, have fallen in love with this gentle tea. A great tea to relax with, and hence just what we needed now.

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90
drank Noix de Coco by Palais des Thes
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Tasty, with a gentle coconut flavour, and no artificial or chemical taste. I don’t normally enjoy flavoured teas, but this is the exception.

Flavors: Coconut

Terri HarpLady

Glad to see you Nofar! :)

NofarS

Glad to see you too! :)

Sil

ditto!

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100

Still a staple and a favourite. This time I made it iced in a shaker, with lots of ice and some Moroccan mint that I grew in my garden. Working on papers, waiting for the nightly rocket attack (I live in Tel Aviv, Israel. The situation is horrible. Let there be peace and an end to this violent madness). Decided to have this as an evening relaxation treat. I know that there are a number of steepsterites that don’t like Ceylons, and I understand. This is an excellent blend, and iced, the astringency is less felt that when brewed hot. Then again, this blend is not super astringent in the first place. Very sad that Fortnum and Mason discontinued this blend.
Be safe.

gmathis

Praying for peace for you, within and without.

NofarS

Thank you. Joining your prayers.

boychik

Wishing this madness is over. Praying

mrmopar

My prayers are for you and all involved in this.praying for your safety and a time of peace in the future.

yyz

Sending you a big hug and prayers for your safety and those of your loved ones.

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98

Bought this tea during my trip to Cannes in June, from a beautiful little shop, Les Thes Duval, not far from the promenade. Decided to have it with milk and a bit of sugar, since it’s labeled as a breakfast tea. It took me by surprise. If you don’t like astringent teas, by all means look elsewhere. If astringency doesn’t bother you, and you like fruity teas with a bit of malty smokiness then this is the tea for you. With milk it gains a wonderful creaminess that makes it feel like I’m practically drinking dessert – as suddenly dark chocolate flavours emerge. Looking forward to trying it plain.

TheTeaFairy

I agree with you, this one is fruity and astringent….and so good! Perfect tea of the morning.

Sil

lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove

TeaBrat

This is actually better plain, I think!

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93

This is not a review – this is a note of mourning. Someone stole – yes stole – the container with this tea, my favourite Assam and one that is no longer available. So sad…

Sil

that’s horrible! Who would do that!

yyz

Awful!

boychik

You have to hide it under puerh cakes the funky ones

NofarS

Boychik, you are so right!
Sil, I think that they just wanted the pretty container that it was in (white with flowers)
Yyz – indeed!
Anyone know of any good replacements? A really fruity Assam that is also malty?

Angrboda

Ugh. So annoying when you can’t have your things in peace. Why anybody would make themselves a thief for a tin a tea is beyond me.

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99

An excellent black tea, I tried it today with milk and a bit of sugar and it was fantastic. Still fruity and bold, but smoothed over by the milk to a wonderful creaminess.

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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