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    The Foreign Office Zürich

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: small, greenish brown Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic mug Liquor: reddish brown The first thing that I noticed about this tea was how aromatic it was. There was a strong, somewhat fruity aroma unlike anything that I’ve ever gotten from an unflavored teabag before. The taste was peppery and smokey with an earthy fruitiness. There was also a floral sweetness in the finish of each sip. It vaguely reminded me of Keemun but it was hard to know for sure since the leaves were chopped rather small. This was brisk cup with plenty of astringency but not…


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    The Foreign Office Vienna Tea

    Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: small, greenish brown Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Liquor: bright reddish brown Although this tea was packaged in a round paper tea bag, it was obvious as soon as I added the water that the leaf pieces were a good deal larger than I would have expected. This tea was smooth and a malty with a lingering but mild spiciness. There was very little astringency. I couldn’t quite peg what type of tea it was, perhaps an Assam? Being a compulsive tea nerd, I wish that I knew what kind of black tea this was and from what…