9 Tasting Notes
My experience with Whittard teas (after receiving several as gifts) indicates that they sometimes take some getting used to but they are worth the effort. This one is no exception.
Strawberries and raspberries – that sounds good; currants – not a favorite but OK; good balck tea base – like that. But then there’s this juniper which seems strange in a tea (to me anyway). I’ve tried this straight on its own and with both sweetener and a little milk. I think I prefer it with sweetener and milk. Unusual mix but it works.
I am a big fan of this tea – a bold and robust Earl Grey! A little astringency but no bitterness at all. The citrus aspects of the bergamot are much stronger than the sour rind notes – works quite well with the black tea. Both the dry leaf and the brewed tea have a strong and delightful aroma. This is a very refreshing tea!