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Mr Bamsen

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Member since Dec. 27th, 2019. Reviewed 114 teas.

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Winter Dream (Nr. 156) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

69 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea leaves (Ceylon?) and pieces of apples, almonds and orange peel as well as cinnamon, all sprinkled with some wintry flavour. Pours clear darkish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear, intense aroma of almonds and cinnamon, with notes of orange ...

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Frugtblanding Brændte Mandler (Nr. 930) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of pieces of apple, caramelised pineapple, pawpaw, roasted almonds, raisins, beetroots, cinnamon and popcorn - a truly fascinating winter blend. Pours clear pink (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of roasted almonds, apples and cinnamon. Sweetish flavour of r...

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Earl Grey from A.C. Perch's Thehandel

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Cup at home, made from a sachet containing fine, wiry leaves pf Chinese black tea sprinkled with bergamot oil and lychee aroma. Pours nearly clear dark copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea (Keemun?), with notes of bergamot oil and very mild hints of fruit. Ditto flavour, althoug...

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Grøn Alsblanding (Nr. 6400-G) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend

68 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Cup at home, made from a sample received in my local outlet and consisting of leaves of Sencha, probably strawberry leaves, too, cornflower blossom, and pieces of caramelised melon and dried apple - at least that is what the loose mixture looks and smells like; no description is available on the tea company's website y...

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Earl Grey from Twinings

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: ?????

40 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Cup at home, made from a teabag. Pours hazy dark brown (against white china) with sediment. Intense aroma of malt, bergamot oil, citrus and, well, horse manure, if you ask me, with some leafy notes of black tea. Bitter flavour of black tea, with some malty notes (Assam?) and citric touches and hints of bergamot oil. As...

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Lemon-Hamp (Nr. 936) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

72 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of hemp leaves, calendula blossom, and pieces of apple, orange peel and lemon peel - not a single leaf of camellia sinensis here. Pours clear peach straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of hemp, with touches of lemon and hints of apple. Bitterish and herbal...

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Japansk Lime og Lemon (Nr. 232) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Green Tea with Lemon – Region: Blend

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of green tea (Sencha?) leaves, small pieces of lemon and lemon peel as well as daisy blossom, all sprinkled with a refreshing aroma. Pours clear pale straw (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of lemon and lime, with clear notes of green tea. Leafy flavour of...

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Roasted Almonds (No. 1438) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

72 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of almond bits and pieces of apple, beetroot and hibiscus blossom, all sprinkled with aroma. Pours clear pinkish brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of almonds and apples, with some floral and sugary touches. Mild flavour of tart apples and roasted almon...

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Kinesisk Forårste (Nr. 141) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

Cup at home, made from a sample received free of charge at the outlet; it consisted of a mixture of fine black Chinese tea leaves (Keemun?), rose petals, and jasmine blossom, all sprinkled with bergamot oil. Pours slightly hazy copper brown (against white china) with some dark brown sediment resting on the bottom. Clea...

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China Keemun Finest Chuen Cha from TeaGschwendner

Style: Keemun – Region: Anhui, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 22nd, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from fine very dark brown and black leaves of organic Keemun. Pours nearly clear copper brown (against white china), with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea leaves, with malty touches. Bitterish flavour of black tea, with leafy and malty notes and touches of smoke. Mildly bitter, leafy af...

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Candy Apple Tea (No. 1489) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from pieces of dried apples, sprinkled with citric acid and aroma. Pours clear light straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of tart apples, with hints of vanilla. Sweet flavour of apples and vanilla, with some crispy, dry touches. Smooth, fruity palate with an aftertaste ...

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Salty Caramel (No. 1629) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: Blend

84 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea (probably Assam) leaves and Rooibos as well as small pieces of salted butter caramel, all sprinkled with aroma. Pours clear darkish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of caramel, with notes of black tea leaves and touches of Rooibos....

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Karl-Heinz the Autumn Tea ® (No. 946) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea from Ceylon, China and India (most of it looks like Ceylon and Assam, but a fee longer rolled leaves can be found, too), pieces of orange and lemon peel as well as anise, star anise, cinnamon and cloves - a truly autumnal composition. Pours clear copper brown (ag...

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Rooibos Cherry Cranberry (No. 1340) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of Rooibos leaves and pieces of caramelised cranberries, sour cherries and rose petals. Pours slightly hazy orange (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of cherries and Rooibos, with touches of rose blossom and some almondlike notes. Distinct flavour of Rooibos ...

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Fireside Glow (No. 1456) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

One litre pot at home, made from a mixture of hibiscus blossom, pieces of apple, almonds, and rosehip as well as cinnamon and rooibos, all emitting an enchanting winter scent. Pours slightly hazy brownish dark red (against white china) with no sediment. Intense and seductive aroma of apples and cinnamon, with notes of ...

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Sønderjysk Te (Nr. 111) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

68 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Cup at home, made from a mixture of black tea (Ceylon?), rose petals, cornflower blossom and vanilla, sprinkled with aroma. Pours slightly hazy dark amber (against white china) with a thin layer of brownish sediment. Clear aroma of vanilla, black tea and orange. Bitterish taste of black tea (Ceylon?), with sweet notes ...

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Hamburgs Hanseaten Liebe from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot in the tea lounge at TeeGschwendner, Hamburg, made from a mixture of Oolong and black teas, pieces of apple, rose petals, cornflower blossom, and lemon and orange peel. Pours clear orangeish straw (against white china), with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea, with pronounced notes of orange and touch...

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Grøn Valnøddete (Nr. 284) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of fine green tea leaves, almond flakes, caramelised hazelnut bits, candied pineapple, pieces of walnut, and coconut, all generously sprinkled with aroma. Pours hazy straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of a whole variety of nuts, the walnut and the hazeln...

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O’Sullivan’s Favourite from TeaGschwendner

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Blend

66 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from very fine black tea leaves - the description on the label tea company's website mentions CTC from the best high plains of Africa - so tiny it looks nearly like granulate. Pours somewhat hazy dark copper brown with an orange taint (against white china) and no discernible sediment. Clear...

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East Frisian Leaf Blend from TeaGschwendner

Style: East Frisian Tea (Ostfriesentee) – Region: Blend

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 25th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a blend of Assam leaves (I asked specifically how many different types there were but received no assistance on this point in my local outlet in Flensburg). Pours clear darkish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear, malty and leafy aroma of Assam tea, with very mil...

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Pear (No. 1413) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a truly impressive mixture of dried pieces of pear and apple, hibiscus, safflower and calendula blossom, sweet blackberry leaves, rosehip shells, lemon balm, and vanilla - not a single leaf of tea, though. Pours clear amber (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of vanil...

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Lapsang Souchong (Nr. 20) from Wohlenberg

Style: Lapsang Souchong – Region: China

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from smoked Chinese black tea leaves. Pours clear dark amber (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of smoke, with notes of black tea. Bitter, leafy flavour of black tea, enhanced by pronounced smoky notes. Astringent and leafy palate, with smoky notes and malty touches in the ...

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East Frisian Vanilla Koppke ® (No. 969) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of various strong black teas (Assam and, perhaps, Ceylon, judging by the looks and the scent), ground Bourbon vanilla and aroma. Pours clear robust copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of malty, leafy Assam, with touches of vanilla and hints of cre...

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Black Velvet (Nr. 32) from Wohlenberg

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

68 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of fine black and dark brown leaves of black tea (Assam and Ceylon?), and pieces of freeze-dried cherries and blueberries, all sprinkled with an aroma. Pours nearly clear dark copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Strong aroma of caramel and fruit, with malty a...

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Darjeeling No. 9 TGFOP1 Himalaya First Flush (No. 215) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Darjeeling First Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

85 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre cup at home, made from fine small green, brown and yellow leaves. Pours clear peach yellow (against white china) with no sediment. Very mild aroma of fresh leaves, much faintier than the loose leaves themselves emit. Mild, leafy but fresh and pure flavour of black tea, with floral touches. A delicate palate,...

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