Malty and bright. Slightly sweeter than Barry’s but not as deep. As with Barry’s, not fancy, but certainly nothing to be ashamed of. I’d make this for guests who ‘just want a normal cup of tea’ without hesitation.
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Added a touch of honey and 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream. Heaven in a cup….
This tea was purchased in Dublin by my daughter a day before she left Ireland. I had tried the Clipper Gold and it was quite strong, so I was a little afraid of this one at first. I needn’t have been! It behaved quite well, and is a lovely cup of tea. I drank it first without milk or sugar, and it was very smooth and flavorful, a nice accompaniment to our afternoon Pim’s. The second cup had the addition of milk, which smoothed it even more, and then sugar, which it also handled well. Not what I would consider to be a gourmet tea, but a lovely cup just the same. Only steeped it for 2 minutes, because it is CTC.
I want to be fair to this tea, so I kept drinking it. My daughter says she liked it better as it cooled, and I gave it a chance. It IS a little better as it cools, but still is more astringent that I like. I am a fan of ultra smooth teas! This tea is stronger than the grocery store Lipton Black Pearl, and I would suspect it is similar to German Frisian tea. If you like strong tea, this one may appeal to you. Don’t oversteep unless you enjoy reflux.
In his novel “Night Watch”, Terry Pratchett describes Capt. Sam Vimes tea as “just how he liked it – stewed orange in an old boot”. Vimes would be very happy to join me this morning. The second, and I mean, the VERY second the boiling water hit the tea, a very strong aroma issued forth. This is strong tea. If you are looking for nuance, you won’t find it here. If you want a tea to kick your fanny out the door and remind you to eat your veggies OR ELSE, you can stop looking. This got a 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon reviews so people must love it. Mine came from Bewley’s in Dublin, Ireland where my daughter picked it up for me. We’ll try the Irish Afternoon later…..when we have recovered.
Nice white, I liked the cranberry flavors. Needed sugar though.
Some friends of mine went to Ireland a few months back, and gave me a cup and saucer with shamrocks all over, very cute. They also added a few bags of this tea, because they said that they could not find any Irish Breakfast tea where they went. I finally made a cup, and it’s actually very nice and surprising! I tried it first without milk or sweetener, and it would have been fine that way, but the bag did suggest that it went well with milk, and that’s the way I’m drinking it now. Typically if I add milk, I add sweetener, but this is just great as it is.
I am still not fond of most tea bags. I have had this one in loose leaf and bags and it is excelent both ways. The apricot scent is so strong it wisks me away to my childhood running around in the country on a beautiful summer day.
My favorite day time tea!
Very nice if not exciting tea brewed loose – good morning tea.
These teabags were given to me. Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of tea in this bagged product.
I made this one from tea bags (2 cups per bag). Tastes great. Some of the best tea you can get from a bag, IMHO.
Nasty. Tastes and smells like it has gone off.
Smells so good. MMM sweet and fruity.
The leaves taste stale and there is NO bergamot flavor or smell.
This tin is loose leaf. It has a tange to it which I have never tasted before. I like it even though I don’t know how to describe it.
I am not a tea bag girl.
This tastes like melted mint ice cream. My partner loved it… I gagged.