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Style: Green Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 17th, 2017
I enjoyed this tea but thought it the most overpriced of Teakruthi's offerings so far.Read Full Review
Dry leaf smells quite good, like a Chinese tea, a little vegetal and slightly floral, suggesting of a slight edge. It reminds me of chun mee both in smell and appearance, but is more vegetal.
I like this tea but it can get ove...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka88 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 12th, 2017
The dry leaf of this consists of big, dark, coarse looking leaves that are slightly curled. There is a mild toasty and chocolatey aroma. The leaf takes up a lot of space, and you need to use quite a lot by volume to get a strong enough cup.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, the aroma is distinct, different from other teas I've tried,...
Style: White Tea – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 9th, 2017
I tried this together with Upton's ZW42. I actually liked this one a lot, and not the other.Read Full Review
Brews up a dark, full-bodied cup that, like the other compressed white tea cake, is rather bitter. I find the bitterness more blunt though, whereas ZW42 has a sharp bitterness.
The aroma is strange and hard to describe....
Style: White Tea – Region: China60 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 9th, 2017
This was the first of two compressed white tea cakes from Upton that I sampled. It was interesting but I'm not sure I'd want to drink this tea regularly. This was a strong tea, unpleasantly sharp but also thin-bodied, and I think I may have brewed it too strongly, wanting a fuller-bodied tea, but by the time I had fi...Read Full Review
Style: Sencha – Region: Kagoshima, Japan80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 9th, 2017
I usually think of tea as being more about the aroma than the flavor, but this tea was intensely flavorful, and I thought its flavor was what made it most interesting and enjoyable.Read Full Review
This tea was very similar overall to the Organic Sencha also sold by Harney & Sons. The main difference I noticed initially was that t...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka94 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 9th, 2017
The first tea I tried from Teakruthi was excellent and enjoyable, but didn't wow me. This one immediately stood out, from before the first sip, or even just smelling the brewed cup.Read Full Review
The dry leaf has a smell that strongly suggests a savory stew. It's malty with a hint of smoke and spice.
When brewed, wow. This ...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka84 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 5th, 2017
I went to try this tea first because I got the sense that it seemed the most "classic Ceylon" of Teakruthi's offerings, and it definitely delivered the character I expected. This is a little less like the types of Ceylons served in British traditions though, and more like the type of tea I find consumed in the middle-...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 21st, 2016
The dry leaf has a pleasant aroma that is much more complex than typical for CTC teas...there are notes of spice that remind me of Christmas as a child.Read Full Review
Produces a very rich and aromatic cup. Before sipping, the aroma suggests sweetness, being creamy and almost candy-like. But upon sipping, pleasantly bitter. Ful...
Style: Chamomile Tea – Region: ?????83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 20th, 2016
Wow, the tea bag was exceptionally fresh smelling, with a rich, complex aroma suggestive of high-quality chamomile. The smell is fruity and pleasant, I find it very comforting.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, the tea bag gets a bit mushy or slimy, but besides that, this smells and tastes on the level of a high-quality, loose-leaf ba...
Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: China83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 19th, 2016
This was an interesting tea; I love scented oolongs, and I love trying floral-scented teas other than the usual jasmine, so I jumped on the opportunity to try this one when I saw my parents had ordered some.Read Full Review
The dry leaf is surprisingly dark, looking like a darker-roast oolong, but upon opening the tin there was a s...
Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 16th, 2016
The tea bag smells overwhelmingly like cinnamon and nothing else.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, the cinnamon is not quite as domineering, but it's still the principle aroma. I can smell the clove, but it's a struggle to notice the base rooibos. This herbal tea is initially smooth and easy to drink; there's little bitterness or as...
Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 10th, 2016
Another of the teabags I picked up at a wedding recently. Good quality, but not the sort of blend that I'm crazy about.Read Full Review
The tea bag itself smells like dried ginger, I can't smell much tea, and upon brewing, the cup smells similar. The flavor though has a good balance of tea and ginger, but even drinking the cup, g...
Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 9th, 2016
Wow, this tea was quite satisfying, especially for cold days.Read Full Review
The dried leaf smells good, the aroma is mild but complex, mostly fruity and malty, with hints of spice, dried herbs or portpourri.
The leaves explode in aroma when they are steeped in water and there's a honey-like aroma that is a hallmark of higher g...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 30th, 2016
I enjoyed this tea; it's a potent black tea of good strength, with a classic British character. One could convincingly substitute this for an English Breakfast blend. It also has a great price, and is a bit smoother than other similar teas in its price range.Read Full Review
The cup is moderately aromatic, a little malty but mor...
Style: Scottish Breakfast – Region: Blend98 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 28th, 2016
This tea was extraordinary and was one of the best blended teas I've ever tried. I do tend to really like Scottish Breakfast as a style of tea, and this was an unparalleled example of such.Read Full Review
The dry leaf has a pleasing aroma with a light hint of smoke, just what I'd expect: noticeable, but a bit less than in a Russi...
Style: Hairy Crab Oolong – Region: China87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 16th, 2016
I thought this was a delightful tea. I have tried a Mao Xie before, and loved it, but it was an unbranded type that someone brought me back from China so I was not able to review it. This one was a lot like I remember it: pungent and a bit edgy and odd, but in a way that I liked.Read Full Review
The dry leaf has an aroma that is ...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 31st, 2016
This was yet another tea I had the opportunity to sample from a variety pack in a hotel. I have never seen this brand for sale in the U.S. It was good, considerably above-average for a simple black tea bag.Read Full Review
A bold and strong tea, not particularly distinctive or remarkable, but good. Aroma is malty with hints of s...
Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 28th, 2016
I loved this one.Read Full Review
No picture of this because unfortunately it was removed from Harney's catalogue before I posted my review.
The dry leaf of this smells wonderful, and unexpected. It smells more like an autumnal flush tea, with more malty notes and a sort of soft, rich, caramel smell. There are floral and caram...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Colombia70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 26th, 2016
The first time I tried this tea I was unimpressed, but it grew on me, and I also started liking it more when I brewed it with boiling water. I still don't like it anywhere near as much as I like the black tea from the same estate, which I think is otherworldly and among the best black teas I've ever tried. At best th...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 22nd, 2016
This tea was exceptional, and was among the best Kenyan teas I've sampled yet.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this tea looks intriguing: long, completely intact, irregularly twisted leaves. It has a very pleasing aroma, suggestive of a high-quality tea, evoking thoughts of sweetness.
Upon brewing, produces a fascinating cup wi...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Tanzania73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 21st, 2016
Thanks again to Jim, who brought this to me from Tanzania. I tried this side-by-side with the Tanzanian Green Label Tea. Although both are dark, finely-broken black teas from Tanzania, the two are surprisingly different.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this tea is a little more uniform in size, slightly darker, and slightly less ...
Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 14th, 2016
This was served to me at a wedding and I was able to take a few different tea bags to try them later. I was surprised at the quality of this one.Read Full Review
The tea bag is not extraordinarily aromatic, but the brewed cup has a very nice, strong black tea smell. It reminds me a lot of sticking my nose into a bin of fresh, loo...
Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 1/5
Aug. 30th, 2016
I picked this tea up at a wedding, in a Hilton hotel. It's not widely available here in the US, but I was eager to try it.Read Full Review
This tea bag produced a delightful aroma as I poured water over the cup. After letting the cup steep for five minutes, I was surprised to find the cup had developed a peculiar aroma of artific...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Tanzania77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2016
Thank you to Jim, who brought this back for me from Tanzania!Read Full Review
I was really impressed by the quality of this tea. It is among the best finely-broken CTC teas that I've tried. It reminded me quite a lot of the Fahari Ya Kenya Tea, although I think I preferred that tea slightly to this one.
Like the Fahari Ya tea,...
Style: Lapsang Souchong – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China94 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 16th, 2016
A lovely tea, mellow, and complex, among my favorite Lapsang Souchongs ever sampled. Thank you again to TeaVivre for the sample! This is a traditional Chinese lapsang souchong, it lacks the strong smoky aroma that the more widely-known style of tea popular in the West has. Compared to other traditional Lapsang Souch...Read Full Review
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