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Alex Zorach

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Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush Black Tea from Republic of Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sikkim, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 7th, 2013

A delightful tea of top quality, also somewhat different and unusual, darker in character than Darjeeling first flush.

Dry leaf has a light, fruity smell which is almost slightly more reminiscent of some very high grades of Chinese tea than like any Indian teas I've tried.

I found this tea drastically changed cha...

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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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Temi Estate TGBOP (SK-10) from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sikkim, India

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 16th, 2009

Mellow, muted, greener in character for a black tea, but bland. Similar to TD06, Upton's broken-leaf Darjeeling blend, but I don't like it as much; it's less floral and the aroma is weaker overall. I recommend steeping 3 minutes or more, otherwise it's too weak. This tea can acquire some astringency, but not as much...

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