Tea Board: Trying out tea

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Last updated: Feb 20, 2022 · Published: Sep 29, 2021

NameTypeCover PhotoReviewDealerReview Date
Japan Sencha FukujyuGreenTea & More Japan Sencha FukujyuThe first green tea that "clicked" for me. I like it a lot, especially with sweetener/sugar...though I'm not sure if that is how you are supposed to drink it. When brewing, the leaves open and it just looks beautiful. I like that you can brew green tea multiple times with the same leaves. Won't be my last green tea for sure!Tea & More2022-02-20
Ceylon OPI ShawlandsBlackTea & More Ceylon OPI ShawlandsNot a bad black tea, but not that special.Tea & More2022-02-20
Earl Grey Blue StarBlackTea & More Earl Grey Blue StarMy favorite Earl Grey. Has a very rich smell and is very tasty. Awesome how much happens with just 3 minutes brewing time!Tea & More2022-01-24
Admiral's Cup, Summer GFBOP (Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) AsamBlackTee Handelskontor Bremen Admiral's Cup Sommer GFBOPWe got this tea as a present from Northern Germany. Not a bad tea at all, but personally not one of my favorites (probably I prefer the fruity ones). You have to be careful when brewing, as it gets bitter quite fast.Tee Handelskontor Bremen (79.5€/kg)2021-11-06
Lord Nelson KlassikBlackLord Nelson Klassik Black 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)2021-10-10
Tea & More Früchte Tee Orientalische Kostbarkeit Lichee LemonFruitTea & More Früchte Tee Orientalische Kostbarkeit Lichee LemonAn 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)2021-10-08
Meßmer Früchte-MischungFruitMeßmer Früchte-MischungVery nice & quite strong fruit tea.Various, e.g. EDEKA (25.20€/kg)2021-10-02
Tea & More Golden Nepal Shangri LaBlackTea & More Black Tea (Bio) Golden Nepal Shangri LaGot my first package 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)2021-10-01
Dallmayr Nr. 2 Asam GBOP (Golden Broken Orange Pekoe)BlackDallmayr Black Tea Nr. 2 Asam GBOPTastes 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)2021-09-29

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.

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