REVIEW: TeeGschwendner – Ostfriesische Broken-Mischung/East Frisian Broken Tea (NR. 180)

TeeGschwendner - Ostfriesische Broken-Mischung/East Frisian Broken (NR. 180)

Tea: Blend of black assam teas
Purchased at: TeeGschwender website
Retail price: 100 grams for 3.85€ / 250 grams for 9.15€
Link to Ostfriesische Tee/East Frisian tea

Dry leaf:
– Dry leaf appears to be a mixture of broken and CTC tea
– There are a few tippy bits
– It has a light aroma

Infused tea:
– When infused for three to four minutes, the liquor has a bright colour. When infused for five minutes, the liquor takes on a much darker cup colour
– The aroma is not particularly strong
– The flavour of the liquor is much lighter and refreshing than expected from a broken/CTC tea
– Malty notes dominate my first impression of this tea, but spicy notes give the tea a fantastic finish. I really like this spicy bite

My conclusions/tips:
– This tea really needs five minutes of infusion time to bring out all its flavour and aroma
– I think this is a good tea for everyday drinking. It doesn’t have the complex aroma and flavour that you find in some single estate assams, but it is still packed with flavour
– This is a great breakfast tea. Try it with a slice of buttery toast

My score:
3.8/5

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I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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