drank Rize turist cayi by Caykur
136 tasting notes

This is a pretty decent tea. I don’t have the proper kettle to make it the Turkish way, and I’m guessing that it would probably be better made that way. I was able to get two good steeps out of it, 3 minutes the first time, and 5 minutes the second time. It’s strong, but not as strong as I expected beforehand…I would have liked stronger first thing this morning. It’s nice and smooth, but kind of lacks flavor in my opinion…kind of plain…not bad, just not exceptional. I have a lot of it because it’s remarkably cheap, so I’ll definitely try it a few more times to see if it ends up growing on me. Overall, a good tea…one I wouldn’t mind drinking every once in a while, but not an everyday tea.

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