688 Tasting Notes
Smells divine. You would have to like fruity teas, but thankfully I do. The black currant aroma reminds me of hard candies my grandparents always had in the house. Letting it sit and steep while the smell wafts over to me is making me impatient – Usually a sign of a good tea.
Finally having taken a sip, I still love it. Tastes as it smells, though a little milder. I find the black currant taste lasts far longer than anticipated and is quite authentic, at least to me. Two thumbs up! I’m not much for re-steeping, but I think I’ll give it a go with this one, hopefully extending my 20 count box.
Mmmm, having a mug of this with my breakfast. I’ve always found Earl Grey to remind me of Fruit Loops and this Lady Grey does the same – just the yellow and orange ones! This isn’t a complaint, just a comment on my un-educated palate. I’m quite enjoying it on it’s own with no cream or sugar, and will definitely be redrinking. My 50 count box was a good choice!
I only drink this tea at work – and only then because it’s what work provides. However, it’s a decent enough tea, I have no complaints. Sweeter than many others, has taught me to kick my inherited sugar habit, though I still use cream in it occasionally. I like it far more than Tetley (our previously stocked generic tea)
After a dismal experienve with the Celestial Seasonings Apple Cinnamon only an hour ago I was nervous to try this tea – Thankfully it’s delicious! Far sweeter than I expected, it honestly tastes like sweet ripe blueberries. The colour is even authentically blueberry…not that it should matter.
Smells, looks and tastes good. So happy!
Update – By the end of the cup the tartness had come out a bit – I truly enjoyed that as well. Sometimes an inconsistent cup gives the variety of flavours you need.
I’m only on my first few sips of my first cup…But I don’t feel like continuing. To be fair to the tea(which I so want to love), I am developing a bit of a cold which throws off all taste, but after a 5 minute steep this tea tastes like cinnamon and chemicals. Ordinarily, I leave the teabag in for the duration of a cup of tea, but this one might do best with a much shorter steep time, despite package directions of 4 to 6 minutes steeping. This cup, sadly, will do it’s best work down the drain as I just won’t make myself drink it.
And, as everyone has said, if strong tea smells (particularly of cinnamon) bother you, then don’t go here.