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August 11, 2009

Tea Gschwendner reviews part 1

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 11:17 pm

I decided to buy Tee Gschwendner’s World Tea Championship Sampler. I bought them from the United States and shipped here using myus or other forwarding services. You can buy from their stores located in Riyadh and other cities in Saudi Arabia.


Here are what I think of each sample so far:

No. 705 Japan Sencha Extra Fine: a typical Japanese green tea, not to be confused with the Matcha. Good taste, not bitter at all. I give it 5 out of 5.

No. 233 Darjeeling Soom First Flush, Air Freighted: This is not part of the sampler though. Black Tea. Although it’s black tea the leafs are very green and the color of the tea itself is light compared to other black tea. The smell is different, very fresh. It tastes flowery with little bitterness. I give it 3 out of 5.

No. 988 Pineapple Mango: Black tea with pineapple and mango pieces as well as rose and mallow blossoms. Yet it’s bitter. Average taste but I am not a Mango fan. I give it 2 out of 5.

No. 1444 Summer Romance: Tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. If it is not from that plant then it is not really considered tea. Therefor Summer Romance is not tea. It includes Apples, hibiscus, rose, elderberries, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla! Very sweet and you can either have it alone or add tea with it. 3 out of 5.

No. 780 Indian Chai: No need to add milk here, although they suggest it. With cinnamon and cardamom this tea is good. 3 out of 5.

How I rate: if it’s over 1 then it’s good. I will only give 1 to something that is very bad and I will not buy again, ever! More reviews coming soon!

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