100 Tasting Notes
It had a very good coconut with a touch of chocolate/cocoa smell to it. When I tasted it, that same smell had a matching flavor that alternated in sips with a old, possibly bad, coconut milk flavor. After 3 or 4 sips, all I could taste was the bad coconut milk and I decided I didn’t want to finish it. The points are primarily for smell.
Very banana. I think I can see some coconut. Maybe. But I don’t think I like banana in my tea. Or banana flavoring in general. But I do like bananas. I think banana flavoring doesn’t actually taste like banana, but this flavor is closer than most. But not a fan, though for what it is (banana tea), it is relatively good.
Good tea. The bergamot is definitely at the forefront in the tastes but it is still far from overpowering. It is a soft taste rather than sharp, but does not seem to meld perfectly with the other flavors. Quite enjoyable, but not perfectly balanced. Falls into the rather tame, subdued Earl Grey flavors that seem to be the norm with Upton Teas.
“Yes, may I help you?”
“I am here to see the Earl of Grey”
“He doesn’t live here, try another tea”
While a pleasant tea, my unsophisticated palate does not pick up the Earl Grey flavorings in this tea. It is not bad and reminds me of another “pure” unflavored tea I have had – Assam or Ceylon maybe? Did I mention the unsophisticated palate? This is pretty good but it doesn’t fit EG the bill for me. I have learned to appreciate subtle flavorings in Japanese food but apparently not for this tea.