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Mr Bamsen

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Member since Dec. 27th, 2019. Reviewed 94 teas.

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Picture of Pear (No. 1413)

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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Picture of O'Connor's Cream ® (No. 972)

O'Connor's Cream ® (No. 972) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture fine very dark brown and black curled Assam and Ceylon leaves and small pieces of cocoa, all sprinkled generously with whiskey aroma. Pours clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of whiskey cream, with touches of black tea and notes of cocoa....

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Friser Blanding (Nr. 42) from Wohlenberg

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

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

Half-litre pot at home, made from a blend of seven different strong and flavourful black teas (the company does not specify which ones, but repeats it trice in the description of the tea that the teas are strong; hm...). Pours clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear, malty aroma of Assam, with ...

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Oolong med Skovbær (Nr. 1004) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Oolong – Region: Blend

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

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of oolong, green tea leaves, and elderflower blossom, red and black currants, raspberries and strawberries (I clearly see some of these; the rest is what I have found mentioned in the commercial description on the tea company's website). Pours clear darkish amber (against whit...

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Cool Mint (Nr. 258) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

69 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Cup at home, made from a mixture of pieces of sweet liquorice root and dried apple, lemongrass and dried peppermint leaves - not a single tea leaf in it. Pours clear darkish straw (against transparent glass) with negligible sediment. Clear aroma of liquorice, with notes of lemongrass and touches of fruit and peppermint...

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Rooibos Goringa (Nr. 842) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 26th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of predominantly red but also green rooibos leaves and dried strawberries, figs and some other fruit (there is no description of the tea on the company's website yet). Pours clear reddish copper brown (against white china), with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos leaves, wit...

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China Yunnan Imperial (Nr. 99) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Yunnan Red – Region: Yunnan, China

92 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from loose curly dried leaves of varying colour, spanning most shades of brown and grey. Pours clear reddish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear and seductive aroma of high quality red (= black) tea leaves, with malty touches, reminiscent of the Lao Wild Phongsali or ...

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Happy Halloween (Nr. 618) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of dried acreola cherries, apples and figs, lemongrass, hibiscus, and pieces of pumpkin and carrot as well as blackberry leaves, peony blossom, and cloves - a truly fascinating tea-free blend emitting a gorgeous scent. Pours slightly hazy greenish brown (against white china) w...

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Picture of Nepal Oolong Jun Chiyabari Organic (No. 308)

Nepal Oolong Jun Chiyabari Organic (No. 308) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Nepal

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from fine rolled leaves of organic Oolong. Pours clear dark straw (against white china) without any sediment. Clear aroma of black tea, with notes of leaves and touches of nuts. Delicate, bitterish, leafy flavour with floral and nutty touches. Smooth palate, leaving only mild astringent tan...

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Russian Samovar Tea from TeaGschwendner

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

62 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a blend of various black teas, including Ceylon and Chinese and Indian ones. Pours clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear leafy aroma of several types of black tea. Ditto flavour, with mild spicy smokey notes. Astringent palate of black tea. Fair price (€4.3...

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Bars' Barsø Blend from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea leaves and ground and caramelised hazelnuts, lemongrass, liquorice root, and dried strawberries and black currants. Pours nearly clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of lemongrass, fudge and berries, with touches of black tea l...

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Grøn Sencha Jordbær-Rabarberte (Nr. 120) from Wohlenberg

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend

75 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 6th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of Sencha leaves and pieces of dried strawberries and rhubarb. Pours clear straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of strawberries, with notes of green tea leaves and touches of rhubarb. Sweetish flavour of strawberries, with bitter notes of Sencha and dryis...

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Blood Orange (No. 959) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of organic black tea leaves, pieces of organic orange peel and safflower blossom and orange oil. Pours nearly clear dark amber (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea leaves and orange. Mildly bitter flavour of black tea, with pronounced citric and fr...

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Picture of Vietnam Ban Lien Red  (No. 872)

Vietnam Ban Lien Red (No. 872) from TeaGschwendner

Style: Black Tea – Region: Vietnam

88 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from dark brown leaves of pure black (= red) Ban Lien tea. Pours nearly clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea, with leafy notes and mild nutty touches. Delicate, bitter, leafy flavour bordering on nutty and sweetish notes. Mildly astringent pala...

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Anna Banana (Nr. 932) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: ?????

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from an enchanting variety of dried (and, in part, caramelised) fruits: banana, pineapple, mango, peach, apricot, cranberry, and God knows what else (there is no description of the blend on the tea company's website yet). Pours clear light straw (against white china) with no sediment. Inten...

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Grøn Karamelte (Nr. 341) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of Sencha leaves and pieces of fudge. Pours clear straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of caramel, with notes of Sencha leaves and mild touches of vanilla. Bitterish and herbal flavour of Sencha, with sweetish notes of caramel and hints of vanilla. Mildly...

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Hvid Mulberry (Nr. 1018) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored White Tea – Region: Blend

72 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of white tea leaves and what looks like pieces of dried mango, mulberries, cornflower and sunflower (the blend is new, and there is no description on the tea company's website yet). Pours clear straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of mulberries and peach,...

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Carstensens Munkete (Nr. 147) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of black tea leaves and pieces of orange peel, orange blossom and cloves. Pours nearly clear dark copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea, cloves and orange peel, with hints of vanilla. Bitter flavour of black tea, with spicy notes of clo...

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Tante Gul (Nr. 768) from Carstensens Tehandel

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: ?????

82 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of yellow tea leaves and dried goji berries and small pieces of dried mango. Pours clear olive green with no sediment. Clear aroma of mango and berries, with touches of yellow tea. Sweetish flavour of mango, with dryish notes of goji berries and bitterish touches of yellow te...

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Sort Te Toffee (Nr. 522) from Wohlenberg

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from leaves of black tea (Assam?) and small pieces of fudge (cocoa butter, cocoa powder, milk powder, beta carotene). Pours nearly clear dark copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Intense aroma of toffee, with notes of black tea. Sweetish flavour of fudge, with bitter touches...

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Grøn Te Havtorn / Hyben (Nr. 118) from Wohlenberg

Style: Fruit Green Tea – Region: Blend

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 22nd, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of Sencha leaves, pieces of dried rose hip shells, buckthorn berries and heather blossom. Pours nearly clear lightish straw (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of rose hip, with notes of Sencha leaves and touches of buckthorn. Mild but distinct flavour of Senc...

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