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Had a cup of this at the airport. It’s decent, I guess? Very fragrant but doesn’t have a lot going for it in terms of taste. Not the worst EG I’ve ever had but far from being the best.
This was my morning cup. I brewed a single bag in a 4-oz cup. It was strong, but good. The aroma when it was still too hot to drink seemed very fruity to me, but when it cooled a bit it didn’t seem fruity at all…Maybe a bit of citrus. Anyhow, this is a sipdown. I am trying to finish some of the my teas that I have very small quantities of. Now that I am past my “must try every tea” phase, I’d like to start buying larger quantities of teas I love and not worry so much about having so many different kinds!
The aroma has a sickeningly sweet, synthetic sort of smell, and the taste follows suit.
If you’ve ever had strawberry/raspberry scented children’s toys, then imagine that smell. Try to picture what it would taste like. Drinking this tea reminded me of those children’s toys, but not in a good way. It wasn’t nostalgic. It was like I was eating toys from my childhood. The raspberry flavoring smells and tastes too artificial.
It is too bitter for my taste, and I don’t leave it steeping more than 1,5-2min because it is very strong. There is a lot of dust in a bag.
Cleaning out my cupboards whilst the kettle was boiling and I found two teabags left of this tea. I thought I had finished them long ago but apparently not. I remember this being disappointing and a little odd tasting but hopefully milk and sugar should make it smooth enough to gulp it down.
The sugar brings out more vanilla but it’s still not up to much. Such a shame because rose and French vanilla could have been something special.
A quick rest and then I’m going to try and find my Yunomi monthly club parcel, I seem to have misplaced it :s Got a clean large tin to blend my own Genmaicha and I loose the tea…bloody typical!
This is a very interesting tea. I adore the Australian / New Zealand blends including their cheap tea bag version, however it is difficult to track down in the US. The version sold in the US as Breakfast Tea and not English Breakfast Tea.
Average,mild and refreshing though.
To my surprise it tastes so real, much like blackcurrant juice ,juicy and sweet, with nice fruity aroma, the tea is light itself with a slight bitterness，not bad.
I think this is from the tea box, but I’m not positive. If I received this in a swap from someone, thank you!
This morning I was in a rush to get my son out the door and to camp, but I really needed one more cup of caffeine. I went digging through my tea bags and came up with this. While the tea was hot it was difficult to taste the almond. However, the base tea was excellent. Very smooth and rich. When the tea had a chance to cool a bit the sweet almond flavor arrived in a big way. It became something close to a dessert tea. The taste reminded me of biscotti or pastry. Delicious!
For such a little tea bag this is a big tea. I’m going to have to hunt down more of this one.
Initially the scent reminded me of musk sticks from when I was young. I steeped a bag in 400 mls boiling water from the urn at work and topped it with 100mls cold water from the tap. I left it for 3 minutes and drank the cup over an hour. The Turkish delight style flavour came through more as the water cooled, and left a lovely sweet aftertaste. A sweet cup of tea that tastes like a luxury.
Lovely Well rounded Tea. This tea does not have such a strong aroma as some of the other Teas in the Dilmah Exceptional Range, but it didn’t matter as the taste is very nice. The tea is quite refreshing thanks to the Spearmint and the Ceylon is not too overwhelming.
I had this tea for breakfast this morning. Lots of Aroma, it smells like Turkish Delight. The Taste has a very strong Ceylon flavour which I am not very fond of. I would have liked more Vanilla, could not taste any.
I wondered if I have oversteeped this one? Perhaps 3 minutes is really too long. Anyway, I find this cup uncharacteristically bitter… gotta be more careful next time. :(
This is pretty nice. Thank you, Starfevre. The black tea base is smooth and not bitter. I wouldn’t mind a stronger caramel taste, but then again I’m (almost) always saying that about flavourings.
Btw, today marks a milestone in my evolution as a tea-appreciator. Today I found myself preferring tea over coffee as my first hot drink of the day. And it used to be that I didn’t like black tea (esp if not strongly flavoured), but I’m really enjoying this one, even though the flavouring is pretty mild and subtle (mainly just burnt sugar, not a bunch of strong fruit or spices).
Thank you Josie Jade for this sample.
Almost seen all of the songs in this years Eurovision and some of the entries have been…interesting…to say the least. Still it’s nice to see so many different cultures in such a short space of time. Voting time!!! GO FINLAND!!!
The tea pyramids are quite thick and clothy which makes it hard to see the quality of the leaves. I can smell them though and can note a toffee/butterscotch type scent but no peppermint. It’s not overly sweet either.
Once steeped this tea is dark brown in colour and has a slight sweet and minty aroma. The Ceylon is a strong earthy base with delicate touches of mint and sweet toffee. It’s not as strong as I was hoping..well the flavours aren’t anyway. It’s almost like an every day black tea until you get that touch of mint and a sweet finish.
Overall it’s nice but the flavours don’t stand out enough for my liking. My husband loves it though.
i actually have the bagged tea rather than the loose leaf. it’s quite tasty with a steeping time of six minutes, a cube of sugar & a dollop of milk. nice caramel colour, a rich elegant taste. not overly strong, but not weak either. a kind of middle of the road tea. very calming. it has a royal feel to it.
I did not like this tea on my first cup but I think it was because I wasn’t used to the bergamot flavour. Once I got used to the flavour, I loved it. It’s fragrant and strong enough to keep me going through marathon study sessions. Although the flavour is strong, it isn’t bitter. However the tea may taste sharp if it’s steeped for too long.
I have been drinking this for a couple of months now…it is my “don’t have time, don’t want to take time” grab a tea bag remedy right now. Definitly still in my favorites list, still looking for more. The lemon, when brewed up a bit long, reminds me of lemon scented Pledge furniture polish…ya, not a real good thing..even a bit “waxy” :(