50 Tasting Notes
Even though I am not from the UK, I drink my tea as a lot do there-cream and sugar. Since drinking this tea 5 years ago or so, it has won my heart. It is my stable go to basic black tea bag tea. When I want a no frills blend, this is it. It is very comforting to me and I reach for it when I am being nostalgic. Yes, I do agree it does steep fast and can be bitter BUT, it is never too bad that cream and sugar do not save it. I am not a purest of black tea (thus yet), but I think even if I was, my love of cream and sugar will always draw me home to this because I think that is how this was meant to be drunk:)
I had a Venti of this last evening after going to Barnes and Noble. Note* There was a Starbucks in Barnes and Noble, which does not take your loaded card or earn you stars, and there was a Starbucks across the street. I chose the later, nothing against the first, but Starbucks needs to fix this. **I recently realized that I do not receive credit when I buy TWO or MORE drinks on ONE transaction, soooo-ring them up seperately. I bought 4 drinks last night, and that adds up, Starbucks needs to fix this too. I have told them of both of these concerns, and they were very nice and responsive, we shall see if it changes.
This latte was just as described, chocolate and chai mixed together. I personally did not feel that the chocolate was over powering. I thought the combo was well done. Seeing that it was a powder, actually surprised me because the taste did not lend to that at all. I thoroughly enjoyed this latte.
I LOVE my Husband!!! He got this for me as a present. I really, really, really wanted it but felt bad asking for it or buying it for myself. I showed it to him while in Teavana and he went back and got one for me. He said he shopped around for it and the price was the same every where. Teavana seemed to have the best return policy-after reading reviews and talking with them about it. Williams Sonoma was a close second but he felt that since Teavana introduced it to me, he would patronize them.
I can think of nothing but CONS for this machine. It is a dream for brewing different teas. I will note, that yesterday, I tried to brew a cup and it would not start. I almost cried, how sad is that! So, I looked at the kettle and wiped it down. I took it off the base and wiped it off too. I let it ‘dry’ for a couple hours and then tried it again. BaBam-it worked, and I danced! Lesson learned-do not get water near the base, be extra careful about this.
I absolutely LOVE my Breville. It is the best, just like my Husband!
I will start by saying that I usually like Twinings Tea. I mean, how can you not Love Twinings, the Author of 50 Shades seems to, and they have been doing tea for a long time. They definitely have my respect, just not my love, for this tea. I don’t know what it was, I couldn’t put my finger on it, and I drank this 3 different times. There was an after taste that I could not get past. Aroma was ok, but after that, I was not into it. Sorry Twinings, this was a miss for me.
This was my morning tea of choice this AM. Since I try to get my caffeine in before noon, I really went for it this morning with a strong black tea. My box is almost gone. I enjoyed this tea. Not fancy but reliable. I pretty much knew what I was getting, a tea I can add adequate amounts of sugar and cream to and be truly comforted. A good friend to have on hand.
I found this wonderful Rooibos at the Joe’s I visit. I got one can. Returned a week later and got another for myself and one for a friend. Another two weeks-ALL GONE! I haven’t been able to get again-they are not sure it they will be getting more in. This was a big hit they said. Basically it is a blend of rooibos, natural pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I will say that I personally taste cinnamon and nutmeg the most. I drink this without sugar, or a scant if I am enjoying after dinner, for dessert. Value of this is wonderful, 20 sachets for $3.99. You also get a cool tin-which I will proudly say I am going to use to put Teavana Tea in. I am also going to tell them that, when they try to sell me a darn tin-for the 20th time-and that is on just one visit!
I had this at Starbucks the other day. They simply had ‘Joy’ listed as the description on the board. I asked if it was a black tea, and was told yes. After I let it steep for 3 mins, I took off the top and the bag was puffed up, like green tea. Made me scratch my had. Only until now, after reading the description, can I make some sense of it. I put cream and sugar in since I thought it was a classic black. Probably would of held off on the cream if I would of known what type the tea truly was. Guess now I know, will have to give another try. It was good, but in all fairness, will have a do over without the cream.
I tend to favor English Breakfast. Tazo doesn’t disappoint me. Nice tea I can count on to ‘awake’ me just as stated. I steep for 3 mins. I take with cream and a scant of sugar. I brew bags at home, since I can usually buy a whole box for the price Starbucks want to charge me for one cup at the store. So, this is not a usual choice when I am at their house just at mine.
I do not like the taste of Tetley. No matter if I steep it for 1, 2, or 3 mins-it doesn’t matter. I hate the comparison of steeping grass clippings, since I have never done so, I feel it is not a fair comparison. However, that is all I can think of, to compare the taste to. I used to buy Lipton to have on hand when my Grandmother visits. She now drinks Tetley and she brings it herself. I am hoping that she will maybe try one of my teas instead, I only have 20 sitting on the counter currently! I grew up on Lipton, so if I had a comfort tea, that would be it. Sorry Tetley.
I had to make this the first tea I rated, because it was the first tea I ever drank. I will keep this short. It isn’t the worst tea I ever had, it isn’t the best. It is still around so they must be doing something right and to the fact that I would not be an avid tea drinker today without them, I pay them homage. A final note, my Grandmother, who introduced me to tea, has recently switched to Tetley. I Hate Tetley, so thanks for introducing me when you did Grandma!