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East Frisian TGFOP from Upton Tea Imports

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

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 14th, 2015

An excellent blend for an excellent price, that I can see pleasing both connoisseurs and lovers of strong black teas. Potent but smooth and also complex.

Dry leaf, which is intact and wiry, has a very pleasing aroma with strong vegetal notes.

Upon brewing, produces a dark, rich, but mellow cup which reminds me a...

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East Frisian Leaf Blend from TeaGschwendner

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

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 31st, 2014

A strong black tea blend of very good quality. Another sample brought back from Germany.

Brews up a rich, dark cup that is only moderately aromatic. The aroma is very malty and slightly vegetal. The flavor is very smooth up-front, but there's a tannic edge towards the end of the sip, which I found quite pleasant....

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Ostfriesische Teemischung Broken from Eilles

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

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 20th, 2014

Purchased in the Eilles store in Regensburg, on my recent trip to Germany. I really enjoy this tea; it's a potent black tea blend, but with a very different character from Assam-based Irish breakfast blends. I drunk it unsweetened and with no milk.

Aroma is rich, malty but also vegetal, slightly roasty, suggesting...

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East Frisian BOP from Upton Tea Imports

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

67 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 29th, 2010

Strong but without an edge; malty, full-bodied, but not overly tannic. The dry leaf has a pleasantly strong vegetal aroma, unusual for a black tea, but I was disappointed to find little of this characteristic come through in the brewed cup.

Not the most interesting tea, perhaps, but a very enjoyable tea to drink, m...

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