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Alex Zorach

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Altınbaş Çayi (Altinbas Cayi) from Caykur (Çaykur)

Style: Black Tea – Region: Turkey

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 21st, 2014

I recently sampled this, mentally comparing it with the Filiz Cayi from Caykur. I thought this tea was delightful, I think a much better tea than the Filiz Cayi, which was pleasant, light and smooth, but without much depth.

Using a teaspoon of leaf and a 3 minute steep, brews up a light body, with a clear liquor. ...

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Filiz Cayi (Tea Special, Black Tea) from Caykur (Çaykur)

Style: Black Tea – Region: Turkey

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 2nd, 2011

A very light tea...aroma suggestive of rice and cereal. Muted flavor. A hint of wintergreen in the finish. Not terribly complex, however. I'm starting to get a sense for a particular character that Turkish teas have, and this was recognizable as such.

The leaf of this tea is so finely broken that it falls throug...

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Tomurcuk Earl Grey Tea from Caykur (Çaykur)

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Turkey

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 6th, 2010

The dry leaf is finely broken and has an aroma mostly of bergamot. But upon brewing this tea I was surprised to find that it has a bold black tea presence with only a hint of bergamot in the cup.

The black tea is also very interesting. It's malty like an Assam, but very gentle, lacking the strength and richness th...

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