Simply delightful. A hearty cup of English black tea that spreads warmth throughout the entire body.
13 Tasting Notes
Thoroughly enjoyable, albeit almost bland.
Smells pretty good but the taste is rather bitter. The aftertaste is not so great, but the tea remains drinkable.
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample.
Right away, the first thing I could think of after having sipped this tea was being six years old in poverty-stricken Russia, suffering from a nasty flu, and being forced to drink some strange raspberry-honey-pepper-medicine concoction from a thermos by my mother.
Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I took a trip down a certain memory lane that I thought I would never see again. The flavor is just about identical to what I drank all of those years ago, but far more tolerable. The raspberry flavors are overwhelming…I think the tea should be renamed to Raspberry Rooibos.
Not my cup of tea, but I appreciate the opportunity to try it nonetheless.
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample!
I was a bit nervous to try this tea due to the lavender flavoring—I have always been a fan of plain Earl Grey tea, spiked with noticeable amounts of Bergamot. I was pleasantly surprised to discover, however, that this tea was not overwhelming in the least. There is a perfect amount of lavender flavoring and does not interfere with the nature of Earl Grey. My only recommendation would be to have some Bergamot flavoring into the tea, if only a little bit. Otherwise, great tea!
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample sachet.
This is my first experience with Rooibos tea of any kind. I can’t say I was too thrilled with this tea…others have described it as having an orange cough-syrup taste, and I would have to agree. The tea smells a lot better than it tastes, in my opinion.
Thanks to Epi Tea for the sample. I have tried different kinds of Chai before, but none quite like this. The spices, while strong, were not offensive in the least and the aftertaste is rather pleasant (I personally taste almost exclusively the red peppers after drinking). A very nice and unique tea!
My first try of any Irish Breakfast, courtesy of the free sample sachets from Epi Tea. Very different from the varieties of English Breakfast teas I’ve had. Personally, not something that I would have again, but it was good for the experience of trying a brand new sort of tea. Seems like this is an acquired taste, so it’s not surprising that I didn’t really like it on my first try.
Not as good as English Teatime, IMO, but nonetheless a decent black tea. Mildly bitter, but pleasant enough to enjoy.
A very tasty Earl Grey, with just the right amount of bergamot.
For the teabagged variety: fairly mild in flavor in comparison to other black teas I have tried. The Indian Assam is easily distinguished, however, which adds some uniqueness to the taste. Just wish the other herbs were more prominent, but otherwise the tea is just fine.
Bold, dark, rich in taste, warming—this tea is perfect for its cheap cost. Not the classiest by any means, but working with a limited budget, Bigelow is the knight in shining armor.
Utterly expensive at $25 for 2 ounces. All the same, I tend to think of this one as my treat during a trip to Teavana. Since this is usually one of the teas that Teavana has available to try for free in ridiculously small cups, I tend to create quite the line behind me as I take my sweet time sipping down the drink. Spending $25 for something I consider a delicacy really isn’t too bad once in a while. The tea is delicious and I can almost feel it warming me from the inside out.