Pure Black Teas’ Tea .Ito En

May 23, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | 4 Comments

Found at a store on Park ave Manhattan … $2.5+tax! … got it only because i never had before

b.rtd.pure-black-teas-tea-itoen

Flavor+aroma: a little fruity-flowery with a black tea tannin with that darjeelingy “twist”, medium astringency.

Overall: GOOD !! yay  😀 good bootled black tea, tastes like darjeeling, i see myself getting plenty of this, if its around 1.5$. Flavor is not as fine & refined and has more astringency and tannin as compared to my memory of ItoEn’s Weil for tea Darjeeling (discontinued) can.

Anyway that will make a good addition to the bottled teas list … i’d put it on #2, but right now i be feeling it a bit more enjoyable than Tejava… so there you go

Pure Black you have taken the #1 spot !!!

of bottled black tea
in my world of tea enjoyment,
probably will be there for a good while.

.*`’; fireworks ‘”#%!`’.

ps. itoen please change the label on these bottles, i’m appreciating them as plain and inconspicuous. barely noticed there was a plain black between the rest of the teas’ tea bottles – the color of the tea kind is very non contrasty with that blue background and those colored lines distract my eye (i know, i’m very important in the world of ad design and tea packaging)… also pls keep it simple and dont go overboard with all the natural antioxidant bs. that wont matter when people want to drink and they dont have money.

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Weil for Tea – Darjeeling .Ito En

February 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, RTD Bottled Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

found at Ito En’s Flagship Store. *discontinued*

Aroma: mild smell, maybe DJ

Taste: wow, this is very very nice. I’m not your usual fan of DJ so this is kind of surprising to me(i liked it!)
A good, well defined flavor. The taste has a couple components, so its not monotonous. It reminds me of the darjeeling base from my favorite earl grey.

This is not overly infused as most bottled teas thus you get almost NO astringency/briskness !! just a clean tea flavor.

Ofcourse this doesn’t taste as strong as a fresh infused loose leaf tea, but they managed to create something very good.
i wouldn’t have guessed this is a bottled/rtd tea!

Overall
: Wonderful ! pricing aside ($1.9/can (245ml)…!!), i would definitely get this. I hope they can package this in larger sizes, and make it cheaper. anywho, it goes on the list.
Too bad they had to put Weil’s name on it. This would have sold without it. ok, maybe not as much. maybe it will help to getting it in more supermarkets? i hope so.

Darjeeling Tea loose leaf tin .Twinings

September 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

why no tea delivery why? see what you maked me do?

today we’ll implement our Tgrade rating system. just for fun.

metal box with freshness preserving seal.

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Tgrade start: 7

(-1) diced up 1mm leaf bits and pieces. ok with strainer.

smell: (-1)
1/3 tobacco
1/3 hot meat
2/3 hot vapors of green bellpepper

taste:
BITTER ASTRINGENCY FROM HELL !!! i think its a new record ! yay ! MOTHER OF VIRGIN JESUS SLAP ME WITH A DEAD PORCUPINE (-1)
1/3 tobacco
2/3 green bellpepper skins

ok lets just stop right there.

lets see, i’d categorize this as… “taste of ass” (Tgrade paragraph 7 line 12), which conforming to the Tgrade rules earns you an extra + (-10).

Tgrade = (-6) (7 -1 -1 -1 -10)
not bad…. not bad at all if used for compost or having a dumpster space filler.

Darjeeling .Harney and Sons

January 28, 2007 at 2:02 am | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at the Glen Cove Mansion in Long Island. (really nice place).

Seen these Harney and Sons <more reviews here> teabags in numerous places in Long Island…

Well for a teabag its not bad. Flavor: some kinda black? maybe ceylon… low astringency (but it was in considerable amount of water, at least 8oz, maybe 10oz).

Chado afternoon tea (a Darjeeling) .Chado Tea

May 10, 2006 at 7:40 am | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

loose leaf

Chado afternoon tea (a Darjeeling) steeped too long/or water was too hot, came out a little bitter but will redo.
Update: Redone, even added sugar. no-go.Update: Well the word is BLAND … bah… tried it 3-4x …me no likey, threw it away.
oh yes and the Pu-Erh took together for a walk down to the dumpster.= no.

Afternoon Darjeeling .Taylors of Harrogate

May 10, 2006 at 7:38 am | Posted in Black Tea, Darjeeling, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

50bags
~$6+tax

bland. oops i forgot had something similar in looseleaf. but the box was nice,,,got carried away i guess.

more diluted than ASSAM about half the strength. taste was similar to the assam, with same ‘muscat’ reminiscence.

bland.bah. = NO.

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