221 Tasting Notes
Why do companies insist on giving their teas misleading names? The aroma of this is divine creamy-spicy-chai, but the flavour is a lot more muted and is more like a basic vanilla cinnamon tea. Still tasty, but I wish more of those chai spices would come through in the cup!
Ohhhh this blend smells incredible. Everytime I’m in my kitchen I have to grab the packet and take a whiff like some I’m crazed tea huffer. Its like dipping your nose into a honey pot! The almond gives it a little sharpness and stops it from heading into the too sweet category, but aside from that you don’t really notice it. Honey honey honey oh honey! Decandant on its own but I love it with a little milk before bedtime, I don’t think this packet will last me very long at all!
Having previously shunned Stir Tea after some incredibly disappointing experiences with their blends, I was wary of dropping $16 for a bag of their earl grey. If it wasn’t for a good tea fiend friend of mine raving about it, I wouldn’t have given it a second look.
Needless to say I have been drinking this by the gallon! The aroma is a deliciously strong bergamot and orange, with the flavour coming through in the cup just as powerful. Great with milk or without, I think I’ve found a back-up for when my precious Earl Grey Excelsior is out of stock!
I was surprised to see such an ordinary blend from 52 Teas, but my disappointment was only limited to the lack of crazy – not the flavour! A deliciously strong cinnamon vanilla tea, a cup of this is just begging to be drunk alongside a pile of snickerdoodles fresh from the oven. I refuse to drink it any other way!
I’m sure I’m not the only one wanting to see a blend with gummy bears or more importantly, something along the lines of this: http://twitpic.com/2qf42y. Whaddya say Frank? ;)
T2 do a lot of breakfast teas that aren’t what I’d envision to be a breakfast tea at all really, they’re just flavoured teas with the name ‘breakfast’ slapped on them. Sydney Breakfast is actually a weak earl grey masquerading as a breakfast blend so its disappointing if you want either, but a cup of this makes for a really nice light afternoon tea with a ghost of bergamot. Best enjoyed plain (and if you ignore the word ‘breakfast’).
Oh how I loathe banana flavoured things, so I knew I sadly wouldn’t enjoy this blend! It tastes like a creamier version of those banana lollies you’d get in $1 mixed bags that I would always pick out and give to my friends. My fellow banana-flavour-loving friends (who I gave the tea to) assure its deliciousness!
Luckily I wasn’t “looking for a legendary experience” as the description asks, otherwise I would have been sorely disappointed. A little fruity, a little floral, all around a “nice” tea. Nice in that inoffensive and uninteresting way though, and far from ~ legendary ~. SIGH.
After a hectic week of work, studying, late night movies and flinging my beads around till the wee small hours of the morning… I’m in desperate need of some rejuvinating today. This Australian grown CTC (from the looks of it) brews up almost black in color and really holds its own among the array of chai spices, which has a sweet little kick of liquorice root. I’m not sure how rejuvenating this blend truly is, but I definitely feel like I can face the rest of today without keeling over.
I only had a small sample of this so I really need to track down some more, because I know this would be fantastic brewed stovetop in milk!
The dry leaves smell like those cinnamon lollies, as does the resulting brew. This blend packs a pretty weak cinnamon lolly taste though, plus I could do without the sugared syrupyness coating the back of my tongue and making me want to throw up – both from the sensation and the heavily sweetened flavour. Way too sweet, where’s the spice?