Thank you Janet for this sample tea!
I had this for my morning tea, propped my feet up next to my tea tray with my Kindle Fire so that I could check Steepster, make notes and sip. Ahhhhh!
Can I get an AMEN to lazy Winter mornings!!!
My tray was fitted with everything that I could think of to taste this tea with. Half & Half, sweetener, Almond Vanilla Milk and Clover Honey.
First, as I ALWAYS DO, I drink my tea without anything in it…NAKED (the tea)!
This was a good naked tea! It’s mild enough with a light raisin or current flavor.
I added Sweetener and it brought out a grape-raisin taste. Next, I added Half & Half which still was kind of grapy.
I was looking for a raisin bread flavor…HUM? How could I make that happen?
The next cup was Honey and Almond Vanilla Milk.
YIKES! No…no…no…not ok! (This did not taste good. Yucky. Not for me…no!) The honey with the grape tasted sour. Blech!
Backing away from that cup of tea slowly…
I tried Sugar, Almond Vanilla Milk in the tea…AND IT WAS…GOOD! (Hooray!)
There was the bakey raisen bread flavor that I had wanted.
Sometimes, I don’t taste the grape in Darjeelings but here, in this tea, I did.
A good rule is to never be afraid to play around with black tea’s especially. Try different milks and sweeten them or not as you wish. Prepare the tea in a pot and try using a gaiwan now and then. It’s surprising how different methods will change your experience.
The one thing that I never do is use strong honey (like wildflower) unless the tea is chai or ginger with lots of spice. Strong honey overpowers the taste of tea. (This isn’t just my opinion)
Set your clocks tonight!