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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Autumn from Rare Tea Republic

Style: Black Tea – Region: Nepal

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 5th, 2012

A vaguely Darjeeling-like tea with dark, vegetal and herbaceous aspects. I'm noticing a trend amongst all of the teas I sample from Rare Tea Republic. This is one tea though that I found did not particularly fit its description: I would not describe it as "brisk", nor did I notice many "floral notes".

The aroma is...

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Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Evergreen from Rare Tea Republic

Style: Green Tea – Region: Nepal

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 2nd, 2012

Of all the green teas I've tried from India, this one was the closest to an actual, high-quality Chinese green tea, in character, yet it was still quite different.

Aroma complex: highly vegetal, with tones of asparagus, but with toasty qualities as well. Flavor is deep but clean. When steeped longer and at a highe...

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Tumsong SFTGFOP1 Second Flush from Rare Tea Republic

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 1st, 2012

A dark, smooth, full-bodied tea with a highly vegetal character and a pleasing, wintergreen quality.

Fairly complex...much less of the typical fruity tones characteristic of Darjeeling. Instead, there are biscuity-tones. Rare Tea Republic describes the aroma as "jam and sap" and I think this was a good description...

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Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush from Rare Tea Republic

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sikkim, India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 27th, 2012

Somewhat oolong-like, with an herbaceous aroma and a mellow, slightly savory flavor. The flavor and mouthfeel of this tea are particularly interesting...it's a bit peppery and spicy, yet smooth overall, with some honey-like sweetness. Although the other Sikkim teas I've tried prior to this one have been rather Darjee...

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