Turkije (z)

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Brand:De Theefabriek
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Turkey
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Turkije (z)

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This tea's info last updated: Nov. 13, 2017

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(RateTea Translation) A finely-broken tea from the Rize area of northeast Turkey, picked with pruning shears. Traditionally, Turkish tea is made in a concentrated infusion by boiling the leaves with a small amount of water. This concentrate is then later watered-down to taste, often with sugar added. This tea has a rich, pleasant smell and taste.

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Reviewer pic56 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This is interesting. This tea, which shouldn't be flavoured in any way, smells and tastes like forest fruit flavoured black tea. Here I was worried that I'd kept it too close to a package of lapsang souchong - the outside of this bag smells like smoke now and it isn't airtight - but I don't really taste any smokiness.

But really, if someone would hand me a cup of this, I would not suspect it of being unflavoured. The first thing that came to mind is those mixed forest fruit teas with things like brambles, raspberries and cherries. It also reminds me a lot of hibiscus, now that I think about it - or rather those hibiscus-rooibos blend teabags that are my only experience with hibiscus. It tastes less sour than either berry black teas or hibiscus-rooibos. For a flavoured tea it would be quite nice.

It is making my stomach feel a bit weird the way black tea sometimes does. I don't think I made it especially strong, it doesn't taste bitter at all, but it is quite finely broken and I used a fair amount of leaf.

Even though it is pretty mind-blowing for an unflavoured tea (if it really is unflavoured, which I'm almost having trouble believing) I'm giving it a low rating because, well, I just don't like those mixed berry flavoured teas.
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