30 Tasting Notes
Note: This is a review for the bagged version.
I assumed this would be relatively the same as English Breakfast tea, but it is actually a bit stronger, though the tastes are similar. It says on the box that it is robust, and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. ;-)
I just recently had Twinings’ English Breakfast tea and I found it much richer and more savory than this one. I don’t know exactly how to describe it. It just wasn’t as good. Unless I make a cup of each, though, it’s a bit hard to compare them.
Chai tea is my favorite and this is such a great chai blend. I like having it with a bit of french vanilla creamer. It’s so yummy!
This is like Earl Grey but with citrus. =) It’s good with milk, but you can taste the flavors better without milk. One of my new favorite teas. Definitely my favorite of the classic teas.
Surprisingly, I don’t like this with creamer in it. Maybe it’s because my creamer is a milk derivative, but it covers up the flavor a little too much. It’s nice and rich on its own. =)
I wouldn’t have guessed grape, but now that it’s mentioned I do taste a bit of a grape-like flavor. I am having it with milk and sugar, so that might cover it over rather than bring it out. I’ve had Darjeeling three times and I’ve never been particularly impressed. Still it’s a good tea to go to when I’m tired of fruity or spicy teas, but still want something that isn’t plain.
A bit bitter, and pretty weak too. I’ve had this tea for a while and I never drink it. I was hesitant to even try any other kind of green tea until I had Japanese Green Tea. This pales so much in comparison! It probably could be doctored, I suppose. Either way I won’t be drinking it again. Maybe I’m just not a green tea person.
I might have over-steeped this since it came out a bit strong, though I think that is needed to separate it from ‘regular’ tea. The flavor makes me think of molasses for some reason, though it’s not molasses-y at all. That’s just the only flavor that comes to mind. It must be the combination of plain creamer and the tea itself.
Much richer than regular green tea. I added a few teaspoons of sugar, but since green tea seems to be naturally more bitter than black tea, I never try to get it very sweet. Now that I’ve had this, I definitely prefer it to other green teas.
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before this year since it’s such a popular tea. I tried it today, and it was good, but I probably shouldn’t have left the teabag in the cup as I was drinking it, because the spices were stronger than I expected.