The last bag from the Charleston Tea Plantation. This is such a nice cup of tea. It tastes clean and fresh. It is a very plain tea, so I bet it would be good in almost any tea preparation. I would totally get some of this tea as a safe tea to carry around in areas where you can’t control the water temperature very well. Like a college where you have to pick between a communal tea kettle or the boiled water that is in the cafeteria.
482 Tasting Notes
Hot with milk. Surprisingly good with hot dogs.
I found the last two teabags from the Charleston Tea Plantation that my friend gave me about a year ago. I thought I had finished them already, so I was pleasantly surprised to find them.
At first, I didn’t think I would like the raspberry. Sure, I like how they taste and it smelled nice, but I remembered the Peach Tea from the plantation. I made it hot and plain. I was a little underwhelmed at first sip. It was light, but it didn’t taste bad. I could barely taste the fruit. It didn’t have the “wow, this is fruity” punch that I was expecting. By the time I reached the end of the cup, I had decided that this would be a good tea to have for tea parties with people you like. A social tea.
I think that the raspberry would have been brought out more with a little honey. I could see this being an interesting iced tea too. But, I don’t think I would drink it again.
I was wondering why my English Breakfast has been tasting a little weak recently. It turns out that mom kept slipping in boxes of decaf on me. I think she might be worried that I’m drinking too much tea. I don’t have that much a day.
Anyway, hot with a drop of milk. Still yummy, just been a little blah.
Hot with a drop of Silk Vanilla Soy.
I have been drinking this fairly often because mom picked this box up for me the last time she went tea shopping. As a plain, hot cup it is pretty good. A little bland, but it is pretty good anyway. It mixes really well with other things.
Normally, I drink my green tea plain, but I have 40 bags to go through and there are only so many ways that you can drink a hot and plain cup without it getting boring. The Vanilla Silk does not overwhelm the cup. It makes it very creamy and gives it a hint of sweetness. Makes for a very nice after dinner cup.
This is my last cup of this tea. I have to admit that it has grown on me. I wish there was more of a vanilla flavor and some more spice, but it is a pretty good sweet tea. If I had it in the winter, it might beat out hot chocolate as my drink of choice because I do drink this one sweet.
When you need comfort, it is easy to turn to a faithful cup of tea. Hot with milk and a little on the strong side.
I’ve been drinking this tea down. It is a good afternoon tea and has replaced my Earl Grey love for now, but I don’t think I would get it again. I gave a cup to my brother and he liked it. I think the verdict on this one is once it is gone, it is gone.
Hot and tasty. Dad is having issues with doors in our house.
I got this tea today when I was out shopping with mom. I wanted something different and the only chai tea I have ever had was the Oregon Trail mix. I made what they call the “quick version” and added sugar and milk.
It tastes good to me right now. I could have made it a bit stronger. I think it will taste better if I actually heated up water in the kettle instead of in the microwave. And possibly brewed it longer. I have a whole box to try, so I will experiment. Not rating it right now. I’ll figure out how I like it first, then rate.
Nothing tastes better at the end of the day than a reliable cup of tea with milk.
Hot with no milk.
Drinking this after getting back from being with my sick boyfriend. His fever broke so he should be fine. Now to see if I dodged the bullet as well.
I am thankful that I stole two teabags of this from my boyfriend because one just isn’t enough for me. It is a really nice bold flavor. The bergamot is a little bit lighter than what I am used to, but I think it makes for a slightly better cup. Mostly because it doesn’t make the tea get bitter at the end.
I took a Chinese Breakfast: Certified Organic Yunnan Black Tea tea bag out of the assorted box that my boyfriend had. I love him to death because he lets me steal his tea.
I wasn’t sure if I had brewed it long enough because it brewed to this lovely golden topaz color instead of the deep brown I have been used to with my black teas. But I had brewed it for four minutes and I did remember that different teas brew up to different colors. This was the first time I had had this tea and it was good.
I drank it hot with nothing added.
It tasted light and fresh. It also tasted sweeter than the English Breakfast tea I have been drinking. I really liked that even though it was a black tea, it didn’t taste heavy like I was expecting it to. It was very, very nice and I really wish I had more.
Time to get back into tea. I find it difficult to keep up a consistent tea habit when I am at school because I don’t trust the kettle at school and I keep forgetting to bring tea bags to meals. But when I’m at home, everything is fair game.
This has been my comfort tea recently. Hot with a drop of milk.
This tea was good. Not something I would drink all the time. Better with milk than plain.
Mental note: don’t drink this brand of Earl with milk. Not pleasant.
I took a bunch of teabags from my boy so I could try them at school. I finally got around to trying this one.
It was nice. It smelled like vanilla and I got a small taste of vanilla. I think the only problem was I had someplace to be and I had to eat and drink fast so I didn’t get to enjoy the tea that much. But it was pretty good.
This tea just stares at me each time I make a cup of tea at school. Now, I don’t have a whole lot of tea in my room so it depends on what they have in the cafeteria. This one was pretty good. I didn’t even have to put milk in it like I do for some of the teas. It is a little less flavorful than my Tea Company Earl but I wouldn’t turn it down.
I am down to this tea after finishing off another box of Twinings Irish Breafast.
I have figured out that I really like this tea with a little bit of milk. It doesn’t overpower the tea and it just rounds out the flavor a bit. I even got my boy to try some and he liked it fairly well. He prefers Numi though.
Lovely cups of tea in the evening. Ever since my 21st birthday I have been drinking this with a drop of Baileys. Limited to one cup of course but it is a lovely way to relax on a friday evening. And the chocolate mixed with the tea is a lovely treat.
Ok, I have to bump the rating up again since I am turning around to really like this tea as a milk tea. It is nice and smooth and just comforting. It might turn into my school time tea for lunches.
Warm with milk for lunch. I think this actually become a comfort tea at school because it reminds me of my mom.
Had for dinner with milk. Nice and warm. Apparently it is going to be one of my basic teas to drink at school when I want something warm.