I wasn’t impressed by this one. I’m not a fan of vanilla in the first place, but I was hoping it would be more of a subtle flavor. As a chai, I thought it was weak, and the vanilla was too strong for my tastes.
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This is more of a comfort drink than anything for me. My mother always had some in the house, storing the bags in a tin. It was something warm to turn to when you were not feeling well, cold or down. I’ve always thought the color and smell pleasant, and even though it’s nothing spectacular, it’s special just because it was my first tea.
This isn’t a bad Irish breakfast, really, but it’s not the best. Red Rose is a go-to comfort brand, I think, and costs less than most others at the grocery store. It’s a decent buy when I can’t afford Twining’s.
I noticed a box of this at my parents’ house when I visited a while ago, and just grabbed a couple bags of it the last time I was there. While I did like the color of this tea, a nice pink that reminded me of a pale red wine, that’s about all I liked of it. The smell started to put me off a little, as it smelled similar to fresh parsley to me. The taste was the same, just stronger. I ended up dumping the last of the cup, and I’ve only done that once before. I personally wouldn’t recommend this as it made me feel like I’d just pillaged the herb garden, but still, to each their own.