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My office tea today and… I was very pleasantly surprised.
Afterall, I wasn’t sure what the flavour should be (I know no Italian), but when brewed, the pomegranate note was so distinctive! And figs… interesting, but working combo!
Actually, I was able to feel the base… it wasn’t bad one, though, of course as it is tea bag, not so complex. The fruit notes were genuine and flavourful, very mouthcoating and with long aftertaste. Stevia, which is in is very tamed and not causing any flaws. And overall, it was so highly refreshing thanks to lemon myrtle.
There is nothing much to say about this tea.
No way it is Superior, lemon was quite fine but sometimes a bit like a dish soap. Base tea was quite buttery, sometimes even bitter.
I would drink through the box (which I haven’t bought), but well it is not a good tea. Somehow… even Thai Lemon by Oxalis was better. And I don’t think it is only because it is different between tea bag and loose leaf.
A solid english breakfast tea. Steeped for 5 minutes. I didn’t pick up on any suprising flavors, and it wasn’t quite as heavy and bitter as I expected. A nice change of pace from my more overwhelming english breakfast teas. Thank you again to Martin!
Another tea bag from Martin (thank you!). This is only the second green tea I’ve had that I can remember. And, I’m a fan. Mild, smooth green tea flavor. Good slight amount of bitterness. Would happily drink it again – makes me realize I need to try green tea more often!
This CTC teabag gives a flat delivery of chocolate and a leather saddle sat next to a fire to dry. Mellow malt and a hint of toffee, some bitterness but good. I brewed this in a styrofoam cup and the tea scum that bubbled up was kind of off-putting. Basic malty aroma but it wasn’t the main flavor.
Martin sent 2 bags. I drank one at breakfast and one at lunch. By my benchmark, that means it was decent. Still, I’d seek other breakfast teabags if I needed some.
Flavors: Bitter, Campfire, Chocolate, Leather, Malt, Toffee
I want to give up.
I have nieces and nephew around for this weekend, yesterday they came, next Sunday they are leaving. Today we are going to celebrate lots of things, some birthdays, some name-days (not really), that mom is okay after car crash, et cetera.
I hate too many people. Especiallly when they are relatives. TRIGGERS of my panic attacks. Kids with my brother and sister-in-law are going to visit another grandma tomorrow, so at least something “positive”. And I decided to move for that week to my friend’s place. My mother says I am weak and do not want to fight against it.
I prepared this tea in kitchen and almost ran back to my room.
Now to the tea, it brews cloudy dark brown, copper colour. The smell is not very pleasant. Not light (well, it should be “extra strong”); malty aroma – but bit artificial I think.
I steeped it for 3+ minutes, I did not care, but wanted to make it weak.
In taste it is very common, cheap black tea. As I steeped it for short time, it was not bitter, but not pleasant for sure. Generic citrus fruits came up too, but I think it is artifical – as ingredients says: black tea, aroma.
It is never good, when they do not declare what aroma they used.
In conclusion: I do not enjoy this cup very much, but maybe I am too affected.
Flavors: Citrus, Malt
I retake this teaas I wanted black tea, something simple and easydrinking.
I forgot this tea is rather on cocoa spectrum than malt. And today it was really like hot cocoa. I did not noticed any tea flavours at all. Really weird, flat cocoa than a malt, or at least tannic taste. No astringency as well. Maybe little leather there.
To be honest, I am disappointed today. But it is what I expected from this tea. Nothing much. But so weird?
Steeping time: around 5 minutes, 90°C water
I found a single tea bag in my stash. Then I found whole box in cupboard. I completely forgot about this one. But it is still before BEST BEFORE date, so – I don’t mind.
Too bad, on box, on bag and not even on website is information what tea was used (yes, I mean regions). Just everything is unique, premium, ritual, whatever. On website I found out that Teekanne is responsible for content. And if you want to write the company, there is one, not very promising e-mail address. Or you can try to write them an snail mail – then it is a PO Box. Hmm.
I did just 2 and half minute steep (they suggest 3-5). I was afraid it will be too bitter, so I rather short the vrewing time and usually it is alright. The hue of colour is alright, dark copper, quite clear (I have seen cleaner from tea bags). Little oil flecks.
In aroma there is no malt, nothing what says I am strong tea. Nothing astingent, bitter, whatever. It smells after toffee, caramel cookies, maybe little chocolately.
In taste is is quite weak (I have to re-try with longer steeping time), and similar. Sweet, caramel notes with chocolate notes. I expected something more bitter from English Breakfast blend. It is quite easydrinking, but not really something I would drink on daily basis.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate
Received today from my friend from Italy. It is decaf, which is a plus when brewing at 7 pm. I really don´t have any expecations, as it looks like cheap “something like” tea. Apparently, box of 20 tea bags costs 2.89 € which is bit higher than I expected.
If I undestood ingredients right, it contains: Decaf black tea (caffeine <0.1%), natural aroma 8 % and peach 1 %.
3-5 minutes steeping, I guess I made 4 minute brew.
Colour is bronze, quite clear which is quite nice for “just a tea bag”. Aroma is strong peach, but doesn´t really smell artificial! Maybe little bit malt is there.
It cools down and aromas are dying. Not so fruity anymore, actually it smell like…actually nothing. It is some generic smell.
The taste is quite weak, bit malty, but again bit generic. Nothing really distinctive, somehow empty. I guess it is because it is decaf. The peach taste is almost non-existent. I expected explosion of summer notes, but there are none of them. It´s cheap, generic, black tea, without any freshness, without flavours.
It´s just nice, as it is without caffeine, thus good for evening. But I won´t drink it again.