Tea Board: Trying out tea & rating it

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Last updated: Oct 10, 2021 · Published: Sep 29, 2021

Review DateCover PhotoNameTypeReviewDealer
2021-10-10 Lord Nelson Klassik Black TeaLord Nelson KlassikBlack TeaSurprisingly at this price point, this is a pretty good black tea! Nice taste, goes especially well with milk. Great choice when it has to go fast.LIDL (8.5€/kg)
2021-10-08 Tea & More Früchte Tee Orientalische Kostbarkeit Lichee LemonTea & More Früchte Tee Orientalische Kostbarkeit Lichee LemonFruit TeaAn all-around awesome fruity tea! The "base taste" is lemon, but the tea consists of much more and diverse flavours. What a lucky random buy at the tea store!Tea & More (59€/kg)
2021-10-02 Meßmer Früchte-MischungMeßmer Früchte-MischungFruit TeaVery nice & quite strong fruit tea.Various, e.g. EDEKA (25.20€/kg)
2021-10-01 Tea & More Black Tea (Bio) Golden Nepal Shangri LaTea & More Golden Nepal Shangri LaBlack TeaGot my first packet as a birthday present a year ago. Now, probably my favorite black tea. Has a distinct floral taste. Tastes great with and without milk.Tea & More (76€/kg)
2021-09-29 Dallmayr Black Tea Nr. 2 Asam GBOPDallmayr Nr. 2 Asam GBOPBlack TeaTastes quite stale, leaves are sadly very finely minced. Honestly, I did expect more from the Dallmayr brand. Maybe I should have gone for one of their more premium tea types.Various, e.g. EDEKA Donnersbergerbrücke (afaik around 32€/kg)

How I brew tea

Nothing fancy. For a 250ml cup of black tea, I add ~3 tabs of sweetener (I drink too much tea to always add sugar) & most of the time milk. When using sweetener, we found out that the sweetener needs to be added & resolve before adding milk, or the milk will clot a bit. For green tea, I just add sweetener.

Regarding the water temperature, I currently always add boiling water. I recently learned that green tea should be brewed with 70°C. I will try that in the future. Maybe at some point I’ll get myself a water kettle with temperature control.

Ideas for the future

  • Describe my equipment