East Frisian Leaf Blend

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Brand:TeaGschwendner
Style:East Frisian Tea (Ostfriesentee)
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:East Frisian Leaf Blend

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 26, 2013

Commercial Description

The full leaf version of our beloved broken blend is just a touch less intense, but still full of the Second Flush vigor that is cherished in Northern Germany.

Brewing Instructions: (from TeaGschwendner)

Two level teaspoons per 8oz cup of filtered, boiling water. Allow to brew 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic78 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 mild floral hints. Bitter, leafy flavour with malty touches. Astringent palate with clear leafy notes and touches of malt. Well, whatever the blend is made of, it is well-balanced and tasty. I must admit I like this variety of tea a lot and my fondness for it grows with every review of it I write. This particular specimen is not very expensive on top of that (€5.50 per 100 g).


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14 g / l; 100 C; 5 min.


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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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. Aromatic notes of bitter chocolate come out in the finish.

I brewed as recommended--but this is another of TeaGschwendner's teas that is possible to overbrew. I found it becomes a little harsh, too astringent, if I use more leaf or if I steep too long.

It can be used to brew a second cup, not quite as good as the first, but still very rich and enjoyable, and just about as smooth. The second cup seems to bring out more of the bitter chocolate notes.

Some of TeaGschwendner's teas are noticeably cheaper in Germany, but this one is around the same price. I think it's a very reasonable price too.
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