11 Tasting Notes
This is supposedly the perfect foundation for a good punch – just brew long and dark, and add your alcohol of choice (sweet Rum is the obvious choice).
As it is, it is a good, aromatic brew – with two spoon-fulls of brown sugar it is perfect as a late night cup.
Without sugar, might work well with spiced meats and saffron-flavored dishes in particular.
Good summer drink – ice-cold on a hot afternoon, or warm (but not hot!) on a cooler evening.
Requires long steeping time to taste better.
Use brown sugar liberally.
Too weak for my tastes – better after along infusion.
Good served cold or iced.
Highly refreshing, slightly sour tea, with a strong aftertaste of nuts.
Good served hot at dinner, with spiced, roasted meats, game or fowl.
Pickwick used to be my grandmother’s tea of choice, so there is a sentimental element to my opinion.
Good with some milk, if you are into that sort of thing.
My favourite for late night consumption – not too strong, nice with two spoons of sugar.
Increasingly hard to find.
Too bitter for my tastes most of the times.
I grew up believing this was the only tea available on the market.
Essential, the tea for all seasons.
Not excessively spiced, good for late night drinking, or to go with spiced meats at dinner.