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Had this tea bag and honestly it is quite decent.

Yeah, it is not very complex, but it is light, fresh tea. Even it is probably quite old, as it is from huge bags…

Anyway, I noticed hints of florals, hints of green tea notes. Like umami and similar.

Nothing much to write all together about it. Maybe I just need to write less of everything, as I am writing lots semester thesis and I have enough of this distant learning stuff.

Flavors: Tea, Umami

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Another tea bag from huge bags, and it was really good one!

I let it steep for long, as I had some other work to do, kind of forgot it afterwards, so it can be bit more than 5 minutes.

It was suprisingly delicious. Very roasted, but mellow. Nutty notes there for sure as well. Nicely complex for A TEA BAG, of UNKNOWN AGE, probably MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD.

As for news: We have whole country under quarantine. That means we should not go outside if not needed, but it is advised to go to parks, nature and wild. But in small groups, rather just families. So, I am spending my time staying at home or shopping necessary items to household.

Not happy about that completely, honestly I think it is maybe too much, or the situation is much worse than the government says and that makes me very nervous.

Moreover, after yesterday when prime minister said they won’t close down any town and cities they declared today 18 or 19 towns in one region are blocked by military and police. There are still no desinfection, facemasks or respirators. Some regions received few of them, luckily. Newest infected people are just 10 km ( 6.2 mi) away; my mother goes through that town every day to work and back.

I am very afraid recently. And my mood of doing school-work is on point zero.

Flavors: Nutty, Roast Nuts, Roasted

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

You got this, Martin.
Have you seen Back to the Future?

Martin Bednář

Haven’t seen, unfortunately. It’s somewhere in the plans. The song I have heard before for sure, thanks for it.


Not seen Back to the Future? Martin!

Martin Bednář

Tea-sipper: if you knew how long is my “Movies to watch list” or “Series to watch list” or “Things to try list”


OH okay. I know the list of things-to-get-around-to. My list is very very long. :D

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drank Green Tea by Butterfly Brand
112 tasting notes

I found this tea to have a pleasant and soothing quality to it. It has a mellow taste and a smooth feel to it. The taste is milder than many green teas.

The string falls off of the tea bag about every second time I make this tea. It kind of defeats the purpose of putting a string on the tea bag.

180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 24 OZ / 700 ML

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I’m surprised i have not reviewed this tea before. this tea has a smooth green tea taste :D
tastes ok to me :)

Flavors: Smooth

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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From Pouchong to Oolong now whilst I’m still working away to make sure my orders go out tomorrow. I do love making jewellery.

A few sips in and I’m reminded of this teas earthy woody tones. Very nice.


Didn’t know that you made jewelry. Sounds like fun!

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I bought two tins of this for £8 from a London China Town shop in Leicester Square when I visited last year. Each tin contains small vacuum sealed packs of around 5g or so each pack and the tin contains roughly 10 packs so 50g.

Well I am using my Gongfu again with 10g (2 packs) and shall be doing the following: 3 steeps:1m,2m,3m 100ºC/212ºF

Whilst raw the tea is small and medium brown in tight twisted shapes with a slight roasted and floral scent.
Once rinsed there is a thick and sweet floral scent with a touch of roasting.

Steep 1 – 1 minute
Golden yellow in colour with a rather toasted flowers scent. The taste is mellow and smooth with a toasted nutty finish. There is a subtle floral sweetness that keeps the Oolong light and fresh.

Steep 2 – 2 minutes
More of a golden brown now in colour with the same strength in scent. There is a much sweeter floral tang now that has pushed the roasted nuttiness behind it in taste order. Remains fresh, mellow and light and deliciously balanced overall.

Steep 3 – 3 minutes
Yellow in colour now with a deeper floral scent. This is definitely the last steep as it’s much softer in taste. There is not much toasted nuts as there is sweet flowers with a hint of rice.

Overall this has been a wonderful no nonsense Oolong with an added bonus of being fresh, light and flavourful. Some Oolongs can be heavy or too thick with one particular flavour but this has remained consistent throughout. For it’s money this is a nice Oolong and it will cure any cravings for Oolong that I get.

200 °F / 93 °C

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Low cost but decent tea, with some subtle toasted notes of taste and aroma. Good for the price.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is a decent tie guan yin, for the price. I typically steep it for multiple infusions for short periods. Brews really nicely in a gaiwan or a small tea pot.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Had this with peanut butter and chocolate scones that I made. It was nice, added two teaspoons of sugar and some milk to my tea, next time I don’t think I’m adding the milk.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I love all things roses and this is one of my favorites— it tastes the way roses smell, even if you don’t sweeten it (although it also goes well with milk and sugar). The black tea is pretty mellow; even if you let it sit, like I usually do, it never gets too bitter to drink, and when it’s really strong, it’s good iced. I’m almost out of my beloved box; I’ll have to get more!

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