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Black Tea
Assam Black Tea, Yunnan Black Tea
Bread, Earth, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Palais des Thés

A wonderful blend of Yunnan and Assam. Both mild and invigorating, mellow and spicy, it is a successful blend of the main characteristics of both teas. Its high caffeine content makes it an excellent morning tea.

Ever since colonial times, the English have created tea blends (Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, etc.) whose proportions vary depending on the time of day: teas with more body in the morning and lighter ones in the afternoon. In keeping with this tradition, Palais des Thés has created blends that are balanced for different times of the day.

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Backlog from Wednesday. I’ve been visiting a friend in New York for Thanksgiving break and I had this tea at a bakery while eating the original cronut. The tea was very smooth but a bit weaker than I expected. It may also be because the water didn’t seem hot enough. Anyway, a lovely surprise of a tea to accompany my first cronut!

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139 tasting notes

Ok, I’m on a quest for my perfect morning tea. I have replaced all my tea consumption from bags to loose leaf, EXCEPT for my morning tea. I have teabags (black) from a local company that I have been drinking in the morning. It’s not amazing, but it’s decent. For some reason, till now I have not wanted to change that.

Maybe, as I try and taste more types of teas, I am have slowly become a tea snob, because suddenly that morning teabag seems inadequate.

Thus I have embarked on the journey to find loose leaf replacements. For my first stop, I turned to my local (and only) tea shop and purchased a variety of blacks. They don’t sell samples which is a pity as i would have purchased even more. However I am saving on international shipping, so it is, maybe, still worthwhile. Now I have several 50g pouches of black tea to try. I am going to try each for a week.

This is the first tea I have tried. It’s an assam/yunnan blend, which I have never had before. I like yunnan and it’s sweet honey flavor. This shop has a Yunnan Imperial tea that is outstanding. It it one of my favorites. However, this blend is heavy on the yunnan and lighter on the assam, resulting in a tea that is deliciously sweet, but not suitable for morning, when I need a stronger eye-opening tea. It’s like a lighter, slightly maltier yunnan.

This tea is good, but not strong enough for the morning, but I might keep some hand for afternoons.

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2022 Palais des Thés Advent Calendar

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 2

Loving this tea. It is such a good black tea heavy on Yunnan, no bitterness, complements sweetness, absolutely adore it. May be a little light for a strong black morning tea but for me it’s very pleasant and enjoyable. I don’t like overly heavy english breakfast that has bitterness or hard astringency, so for me it works well.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 8

I’m drinking this in the evening, because I was busy all day. Went to see our house (we’re moving in on the 27th), then went to lunch and, after that, a brewery. So I’m pooped, partially from all the hubbub and partially from drinking too much beer…

This is fairly light for a breakfast blend. I get the feeling that there’s more Yunnan here than Assam, because it tastes somewhat earthy but very smooth with some notes of bread and sweet potato. I don’t really get the briskness and raisin notes that I associate with Assam. Maybe there’s a little bit of raisin in the finish if I really look for it? But there’s zero bitterness or astringency here. There is a nice dollop of sweetness throughout the sip.

It’s perfectly tasty, not really a breakfast blend though in my opinion.

Flavors: Bread, Earth, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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249 tasting notes

This needs a little more oomph to be a first thing in the morning tea. However, it’s a nice smooth option for midmorning or lunch. It’s both lightly malty and lightly sweet tasting (not sugary, just tea sweet).

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Not strong enough for a breakfast tea by my standards, it’s still a more than decent tea for lunch or even an early afternoon tea.

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