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blackstrype

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Member since Jan. 30th, 2015. Reviewed 3 teas.

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Earl Grey French Blue from Mariage Freres

Style: Blue Flower Earl Grey – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 30th, 2015

As far as Earl Grey goes, this tea is a wonderfully balanced and soft-on-the-palate tea. It also happens to be one of few Earl Greys that takes on more aroma after steeping.

I find it to be a bit overpriced, but it's very possible that I don't comprehend its true value. On the occasions where Marriage Frères is the...

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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: ?????

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 30th, 2015

Can't say I know this tea all that well, but I have good memories of it each time I drink it. It's not a great tea, but it is a best option at many cafés and kioskes in Paris.

Served with whole milk it can be quite pleasant. It's a smooth tea wich has a suprisingly low bitterness. To my memory it is slightly astrin...

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Imperial Label from Kusmi Tea

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

87 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 30th, 2015

I live in Paris and Kusmi happens to be one of the widely available teas here that is much more drinkable than the standards of Lipton and Twinnings.

The Imperial Label is especially nice to drink because of the overall experience which surrounds the taste. It's sweet/spicy/rich smell has soul-warming powers.

I a...

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