this is a very nice orange pekoe. they had the bag version in my grocery store. i don’t know what’s gotten into the buyer at my local grocery store. we have a lot of tea varieties of late. this one is tasty & flavourful when stepped at 4 minutes but don’t go overboard. 4m30seconds & it becomes a wee bit bitter. it loves milk & sugar. this is the tea that you offer to a friend in need of a shoulder & a good cry.
47 Tasting Notes
delicious. love the subtle heat. nice green tea with lovely flavour. comforting.
i actually have the bagged tea rather than the loose leaf. it’s quite tasty with a steeping time of six minutes, a cube of sugar & a dollop of milk. nice caramel colour, a rich elegant taste. not overly strong, but not weak either. a kind of middle of the road tea. very calming. it has a royal feel to it.
improbably this tea appeared in our local Canadian grocery store a few months ago & i’ve been hankering to try it. it’s a serviceable tea, a tea drinker’s tea. tastes similar to Red Rose, an old family favourite. it is tea I believe my Yorkshire parents would find acceptable. at 4 minutes steeped, with the addition of one sugar cube & a dollop of milk, it is just the right strength. this is the tea you serve to a person who has had an emotional upset. it will soothe them.
a very delicious tea, fragrant & strong. probably one of the nicest i’ve had from this company.
this tea was gifted to me by a friend. i’ve always preferred the lady to the earl, which i always found too perfumy tasting. i stepped my LG for just four minutes & i think it could have done with a bit more time. the Twinings variety doesn’t have as much flavour as other versions of this tea, but it’s pleasant, calming & quenching. not a bad way to start the day.
a friend gifted me with this tea. i am a fan of Darjeeling, but it is somewhat delicate. this is a lovely version, very aromatic. i may have steeped a wee bit too long at five minutes.
given to me by a friend. i’m overjoyed at how lovely this is. strong enough, yet still tasty. love the malty flavour. it has substance.
a friend gave me this marvelous tea. it’s rare that i can find a tea that is strong enough, but this one gets there.
having it black for first taste. it is sweet, delicate flowery flavour overshadowed by acidic lingering aftertaste. perhaps milk would help. i’m having it hot because a) it’s cold now; b) i am not much on ice tea. i will try again with milk later. i’m not much for sweet flowery teas.
very delicate taste. its aftertaste is a tad acidic. don’t yet notice the woody notes. i brewed this as per instructions, steeping for 4 minutes, but next time i shall steep for less time, hopefully to reduce the acidic & bring out the other flavours.
a dear friend brought this tea back from Paris for me. it has a decent strength with a subtle cardamom flavour. it still needs a wee bit of milk & sugar. next time i’d steep it less than 4 minutes & probably add more than two skimpy spoonfulls. still very delicious.
i’ve fallen in love with this tea. like a good man, it’s strong yet sweet, not cloying or overpowering. still drinking it hot, am not much for the prep that goes into ice tea; never have any ice around. as a spontaneous elixir of heat and sweet, this tea is a peach.
this is a nice strong tea for a sunday afternoon. even with no steeping time at all it can handle milk & sugar, turns a taupe coloured brown. lots of flavour.
i had it hot on this cool rainy morning. i’m not normally into fruity black teas, but the peach taste for this one is subtle, doesn’t overwhelm. not sure which type of black tea was used, but it’s a good, strong one that can withstand the peach. i steeped the tea for 4 minutes as per the directions & this was the right strength for me, who likes my teas strong. i didn’t add sugar, no need, just a wee dollup of milk.
a dear & thoughtful friend gifted me this tea. i haven’t had it in years. love the cinnamon flavour. steeped it for three minutes, a wee bit longer than the suggested 1-2 minutes, because i need my tea strong; however this might have made the tea somewhat bitter. i’ll behave & follow instructions next time. tastes great with a glomph of milk & a brown sugar cube.
just received as part of my black tea by mail subscription. first cup brewed only for two minutes. very light flavour, subtle with milk & sugar.
drinking this time w/ milk & honey. i have the flu. the tea seems very soothing right now on a parched throat. i suppose the honey overwhelms the taste of the Assam & my tastebuds are wonky, but right now this feels like the best panacea. there are some good things in the universe after all…
steeped for four minutes, added a sugar cube & a wee dollup of milk. tastes warming & creamy. not as strong as Irish Breakfast but gives you a good morning jump start to your day.
this is my first steep. it’s got a very delicate flavour. i’m trying it black so i can taste it without any other influences. it’s got a bit of a sweet aftertaste. i steeped it for only three minutes. am glad it has durability & am looking forward to trying it for several more steeps. thanks to Kimicha for including this tea in my May/June package. i never heard of it before & love being exposed to the new.
2 teaspoons, steeped for three minutes in an 8 oz mug. a very gentle taste. it’s not a tea i’d drink often, but if someone wants a tea conducive to the creation of a calm environment, this is a good choice. it’s light & therefore makes for a good after dinner tea, especially if you’ve eaten a big meal (such as i did tonight: roast beef).
again, not thrilled with this either. the main taste is bitter, even when the water is heated but not boiled. there is a nice coconut taste, no mango taste at all & very slight hint of vanilla.
a very light chocolate taste followed by a hint of coconut. i’d expect something called truffle to be a lot creamier tasting. milk & honey helped flavour it up a bit. for a brand called tea forte, forte meaning strong, i don’t think it’s living up to its name.
apparently contains some caffeine. it’s very minty, even spearminty, i’d say. steeped for 3 minutes at near boiling. i think it could have been set at a lower temp because the bitterness is there a bit. it’s ok. so far i’m not that impressed with Tea Forte. the teas are nice, but don’t have that extra oomf of flavour i crave.