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How i got it: Got this as a gift while i was visiting one of my aunts (along with a couple of the strangest teas and infusions i’ve seen in my life)
Experience: This one is a serious candidate for the strongest tea i’ve tasted. Its aroma is similar to a regular Ceylon, but a little more complex. At the other hand, its flavor is really intense (maybe i oversteeped?), and gives me almost the same sensation than Lipton’s English Breakfast: a taste that goes from malty to soft bitter, but amplified. It has some toasted notes in addition to a couple of other unique flavors, making a good deal of difference from the teas i usually have. Not bad, but it could take me a time to get used to it. Average, maybe a bit above.
Would i buy it?: Maybe i need to season myself a bit more in English Breakfast’s, but for now, the answer would be no.
I’ve been looking for an apple-flavored black tea ever since Adagio discontinued theirs. That’s harder than it sounds, since there are so many apple cinnamon teas and very few that are just apple.
This makes for a decent substitute. While it’s bland when hot, after it’s cooled a little it’s good and strong and appley. Planning on trying it iced next.
Firstly this tea comes in the biggest tin imaginable. It’s 500g which comes out to over a pound of tea. The tin looks almost comically large sitting next to my 4oz Harney tins.
It’s a nice tea though, especially for the price. The Ceylon base goes perfectly with the cardamom. Scent in the cup has a honeyed sweetness and reminds me of sweet potatoes. It looses some of that in the taste however. It’s quite mild. Next time I will add a bit more tea. I take my tea plain, but I think this would go beautifully with milk and sweetener if that’s how you prefer it.
Nice Ceylon base with bit of spunk from the Cardamon. This is a nice afternoon cup. It makes me feel all fuzzy inside and think about fall days and campfires. A tad bit of honey might brighten this up a bit. This is an enjoyable cup. I don’t think I ever need to own this, a nice unexpected treat.
From the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box #2
I feel like this tea has a lot of potential, but I didn’t manage to tap into it with my first cup. The Ceylon base is nice , smooth, and light. The Cardamon is sweet, but pretty weak. If I try this again I’ll add more leaf to my infuser. Drinking this tea made me want go to my favorite Indian restaurant and sample lots of different spicy food. If only they weren’t closed on Sunday….
Not a bad bagged tea as far as bagged teas go. I’ve tried some good bagged teas and some not so great bagged teas and then some really horrid bagged teas … this one falls under the good bagged tea category, even though I’d prefer to drink loose leaf, this one is pretty good and it is one I wouldn’t mind carrying with me if I were traveling and loose leaf was inconvenient.
Sweet, tangy-tart, and even a slight bitter tone from the pith of the fruit, and I don’t find this bitterness off-putting, on the contrary, I think it adds something to the overall taste.
And yet another TJMaxx find. Lately I’ve only been looking but not buying anything from the aisle of tea just because I knew if I kept doing that I would end up with more tea then I could ever drink… And it doesn’t help when you pick up a box of tea and don’t realize till later that it contains 50 tea bags…
Anyway, not only does it have a pleasing scent but the taste is wonderful. It’s light enough that people who don’t like strong teas can drink it. However, it has a strong enough flavor that heavy tea drinkers that like lots of flavor will be pleased. I know that sounds weird but that is the best description I could think of.
as with all Ahmad’s offerings, the fruit flavoring is done up to a T (a tea!).
unfortunately, i wasn’t exactly craving apricot at the time i tried this, but it was still a lovely flavor. i added brown sugar & soy milk (as per my usual).
after all was said and steeped, i got the impression of apricot vanilla ice cream! given that description alone, i should probably be playing jazz flute and walking on tables, but it just. didn’t. hit the spot.
to be honest, i was craving CS Nutcracker Sweet (butter caramel) & Blackcurrant by Harney & Sons at the time. should have gone with my cravings.
it is worth noting that this tastes nearly identical to Ahmad’s Peach & Passion Fruit. perhaps i should do a steep-off so i can report back.
is this the same as Ahmad’s Strawberry Sensation? i think it’s just been renamed/repackaged.
i like Ahmad’s of London, they seem to offer such a nice variety of flavored teas, mainly fruit-flavored ones. i was craving strawberry in a black tea for some reason, probably because i never got to try Teavana’s Strawberry Slender Pu-erh & Weight-to-go (these names are atrocious!) both of which contain strawberry & the loose leaf just looks so darned good. also perhaps because i’m already oversteeped in gourmand, vanillary creme caramel dessert-type teas (not that i’ll ever forsake them) ;p so i am looking for a black with sweetness, but from that imparted by fruit this time.
i think this is perfect for what it is. the strawberry is dead on. nothing artificial about the strawberry flavor (unless of course any artificiality is masterfully concealed). it’s just delicious! from the aroma to the flavor, strawberry never leaves your side. it’s a pleasant companion and a most juicy additive to this delicate infusion. the black tea base is quite nice but does get a little bitter though, but maybe i’m at fault for oversteeping. (i went a little over 5 minutes and i think they recommend 4, tops.)
i’m sure a spot of milk (in my case- almond, soy, coconut or rice) will camouflage this & round out the flavor a bit more, and make—yes, you guessed it—-a nice, creamy strawberry muffin or strawberry shortcake parfait. i had to go there (dessert territory).
tangential: i googled Piccadilly trifle, because i love trifle and wondered if Piccadilly was a flavor. as it turns out, it’s a circus! anyway, there was a nice link to a Pinterest page in the search results titled ‘Pretty Parfaits for Tea’…. have a look-see! http://www.pinterest.com/jinab/pretty-parfaits-for-tea/
as for this tea, i’d recommend it. it’s freakin’ yummy!
This one was pretty good, I enjoyed it :)
Decent enjoyable slightly bitter black tea with a bold blackcurrant taste, I’ve had a few not so great blackcurrant teas so I wasn’t expecting much from this one but honestly it was way beyond my expectations, Very tasty to me. The slight bitter of the tea actually plays very well with the slightly fruity taste of blackcurrant(almost raisin like).