433 Tasting Notes
This is my go-to upset stomach tea and wow do I have an upset stomach today. Unfortunately it wasn’t as effective as it usually is, but it did help a bit. I can’t say that I would ever drink this tea for the taste, and it didn’t help that I over-steeped it so it was extra strong today but I kind of had to force myself to drink it. Usually it’s much easier on the taste buds.
Today this turned out a tad strong even for my tastes. Perfect after I drank 1/2 of it and added some more water.
Really, there are so many mediocre earl grey blends out there… and this is one of them. I generally like Twinings, but I am definitely not impressed with this tea. Really, it seems like a cardinal sin to make a bad earl grey blend. It’s just that much more disappointing.
I got a bag of (what I’m assuming is) this from the Traveling Tea Box and it’s not bad. It wasn’t marked, so I don’t know for sure if it’s orange pekoe but it’s a black blend. Pretty generic but it does the job… I’m on my second cup of the day so I wasn’t feeling very fancy this go ‘round. I’d say it’s on par with any other basic store-bought black tea blend.
I always like this more than I’d remembered liking it (if that makes any sense)… I never look forward to drinking it but when I do, it’s actually pretty good. I’m not a big peach fan in general so I think that’s why it normally doesn’t tempt me much. It definitely has a strong peach flavour and scent but it’s not overbearing. It’s a nice change from the other flavoured black teas I tend to drink, and especially good on a cold fall day!