29 Tasting Notes
Brewed this the traditional way: One teaspoon per person plus one for the pot, with freshly boiled water and steeped for about three minutes.
This is light and refreshing with a very balanced astringency. One of the most pleasant darjeelings I’ve ever tasted.
Very large, high quality leaves. Looks like I’ve finally found an enjoyable Darjeeling that doesn’t break the bank.
Gotta say, I was a little scared when I up opened the pack and saw how tiny the tea particles were. I have no problem with CTC teas but for a minute I thought that I’d accidentally picked up a can of coffee grounds by mistake.
Despite that, this turned out to be a damn satisfying cup of tea: Stout, bold, and full-bodied without being astringent. This is the first Assam I’ve tasted that doesn’t completely lock up all the muscles in your jaw when taken without milk.
Not a fan of this.
When it comes to herbal teas, honey and ginger are the only two flavors that I actually like. So naturally I was disappointed when I tasted this and didn’t get even a subtle trace of honey or ginger. Instead, I tasted hints of cinnamon and …fruit. Overwhelming, artificial, and mildly astringent fruit.
Disappointing, but at least I got a nice tea tin out of it.
Probably the best green tea I’ve ever tasted. Normally I’m not a fan of greens because they tend to be bitter with unpleasant aftertastes, but that isn’t the case at all with this tea.
This is smooth, light, refreshing, and contains a lovely sort of toasted flavor due to the brown rice. The quality is brilliant for a bagged tea and easily puts all of the loose greens I’ve tasted to shame.
I found this to be pretty much the same as the caffeinated version: A strong, flavorful cuppa, although quite astringent and bitter when drunk without milk or sugar.
Still, it’s delicious. Another quality product from PG tips minus the caffeine high.
My fifth time brewing this and I’ve finally gotten it to taste the way it’s described on the box. This time around I brewed three pearls in 8 oz of 180° water for four minutes, and got a lovely smooth-bodied tea with sweet, chocolately aftertastes followed by some earthiness. Ten times better than before! Rating increase for sure.
I tried this at an adorable little coffee shop in the Philippines and was completely blown away. This is by far one of the best Earl Greys I’ve ever tasted!
Smooth, fragrant, complexly flavored, and not even a hint of bitterness despite being accidentally steeped for all of seven minutes. What really impresses me about this is that there’s no perfumey, artificial smell or taste that plagues most Earl Greys. This is simple, natural, and delicious.