7 Tasting Notes
A reliable bitter tea if I do not have any Lemon juice with me. I usually purchase this from coffee shops I happen to be in.
I definitely finish it all, and like Tavo, I order it in a small cup with two tea bags for extra flavor. I would not purchase for home, however.
I love this tea. A reliable perfect cup every time I’ve tried it. Usually I put in two tea bags to achieve the bitterness I’m craving, but this brand in it of itself does great.
I still at a capful of lemon juice to bring out the bergamot, and it is quite stunning.
The price is devastating, however.
Ah I only end up getting this brand because it is the brand sold by Starbucks. Usually I add Lemon to my tea, but when Starbucks does not provide a wedge (which they usually don’t) and when I don’t bring my own (though I usually do) I have this tea often plain. I order it in a Tall cup, but with double the tea bag, to provide more strength in flavor.
I like my tea bitter, and in terms of bitterness I enjoy this very much. I would never think to buy it in a box, however.
Personally, I find this tea tolerable only if I prepare differently than I prepare my standard cup of Earl Grey. I usually add a capful of Lemon Juice (or one wedge), with two tea bags in a standard mug.
I add the Lemon to bring out the Bergamot, however with Stash this is for some reason unnecessary. I am not very fond of it, but it will do in a pinch. It’s flavor is sub-par in my opinion, but its definitely not terrible.
(NOTE- I like my tea very bitter. I never take black tea with cream.)
I suppose in general this is my “go-to” Tea brand. It is extremely reliable in terms of flavor and price. I find that Twinning bagged tea lacks the strength of flavor I began to crave after drinking Bigelow on a regular basis. Of course, I take my Bigelow Earl Grey with two tea bags, and a capful of lemon juice/one wedge.
I also developed a strange habit of eating the tea grinds after having finished the tea…so although this part of the review is probably meaningless to most, slightly lemon-soaked Earl Grey grinds/leaves is a taste I ususally cannot bear to go more than eighteen hours without. Because of this, I carry Lemon juice with me on the off chance I’m forced to buy tea from Starbucks – an institution that offers up Lemonade in lieu of Lemon juice.
Ah well. I enjoy bitter bitter tea, and if served up double bagged but in a regular mug, Bigelow Earl Grey does it 75 percent of the time.