337 Tasting Notes

85
drank Huang Xiao by Czajnikowy.pl
337 tasting notes

Delicious and deep aroma of nuts and popcorn.
Very easy-going, pleasant taste with strong nuttiness, no sweetness, no astringency, no bitterness. Great tea, but hey, it’s yellow, it is supposed to be great.

Flavors: Nuts, Popcorn, Toasted Rice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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90

Strong malty and earthy aroma. Slight sweetness, really solid depth of taste, smoothness, no astringency. really nice, high quality but casual black tea.

Flavors: Earthy, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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80

Base, a bit milky oolong, some pineapple, only a bit of ginger in aroma.
Creamy texture, with some ginger spicyness and a bit of sweet pineapple.
Not comparable to good quality oolongs but still nice.

Flavors: Ginger, Milky, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85

Malty, grassy, a bit nutty. Very casual, mellow, subtle, not bitter, not astringent. Good choice for a entry-level green tea.

Flavors: Grass, Malt, Nuts

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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65
drank Green Tea Quince by Lipton
337 tasting notes

Quite strong aroma, a bit sweetish, but with quince flavour being the most evident (and pretty natural).
The taste is pretty straightforward, typical to big company flavoured teas. There’s a faint note of not-very-high-quality base green tea, quince flavouring, slight sourness, very low astringency.
Not bad but also in no way special. Just passable.

Flavors: Fruity, Quince, Sour

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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30
drank Pure Ceylon by Twinings
337 tasting notes

Very bland and lackluster tea, even for a big company bagged black. There’s absolutely nothing that would stand out in it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 11 OZ / 330 ML

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60
drank Masala Chai by Basilur
337 tasting notes

Brewed in the proper chai way, with milk.
The aroma is spicy, but very faintly.
Definitely more spiciness in taste, especially cinnamon and ginger.
Not bad for a cheap bagged chai tea. Passable for a chai tea in general.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

Very strong pear and honey aroma from the bag. Yes, it’s artificial, but nice nonetheless.
And it’s less artificial after steeping. There’s a nice balance between pear, honey and base rooibos, and the tea itself gives warming, cosy sensation.
It’s slightly sweet, with honey dominating the flavour but pear and rooibos are not far in the background.

Flavors: Honey, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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85

Wonderful vanilla and citrus cookies aroma from the bag.
And after steeping? Very pale brew, also smelling with cookies, but also with a distinct dried apple note, slight red peppercorn spiciness and base white tea in the background.
Very flavourful taste with all the ingredients present (and being in real balance). It’s not sweet and it surely is a great winter warmer
I’m not entire sure what does white tea have in common with Laponia (or I should rather say Sápmi) but I really like this tea.

Flavors: Apple, Citrus, Cookie, Peppercorn, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 4 g 11 OZ / 330 ML

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85

Malty, a bit spicy roma with slight woody character.
A bit of astringency, caramel and honey plut some nuttiness in the background.
Very nice tea. Both casual and rich.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Nuts

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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I drink tea almost all the time.

However, my tea drinking can be divided into two main categories.

1. I work a lot at my computer and when I work, I need to always have tea at hand. That’s when I drink bag varieties, mostly black blends, often corporate ones. They need to be at least drinkable, of course, but I don’t focus on the taste much, though I don’t go below a certain level…

2. When I read (and read a lot) or when I’m just relaxing, I savor tea. That’s when the better varieties come into play, that’s when I use leafs instead of bags, that’s when I really focus on what I’m drinking.

I’m Polish, temporarily living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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