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I was really hoping to find out what thistle tasted like, but it looks like I am going to have to wait a while longer. This tastes like a straight up black tea to me. If I hadn’t know which tea I was drinking, it just as easily could have been Scottish Breakfast.
The base is Indian, and rather mild. The malt and astringency are toned down to the point of this almost tasting like a darjeeling, but with a bit more power behind it. Overall, it’s not bad for a bag, but really nothing special.
Flavors: Bitter, Malt
I should have had this and the Heather tea side by side, because I am not detecting much difference between the two. It’s less bitter, and that’s about all I can say for it. It’s good enough to keep around for those days when I have an aneurysm and don’t want to bother with loose leaf, even if I can’t imagine such a scenario ever occurring.
The whiskey flavoring is almost non-existent. I can smell it a bit in the sweetness of the brew, and maybe the aftertaste, but that is all.
Sorry, LP, for inflicting these on you!
Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Sweet
This tea tastes like a punch in the face first thing in the morning and I love it. I usually have it with a splash of milk to take some of the edge off. My tastes aren’t sophisticated enough to tell what kinds of tea are in this blend, but it is quite strong. It reminds me of the standard black tea I had in some of the cafes in Edinburgh. This tea is also great on a cold and rainy afternoon.
2/6/2015 mid day cuppa 3 teabags/12oz/190F/too long.
I always like the aroma of this tea – it’s nice and ‘strong tea’ish with a nice rosehip/hibiscus thing. Sorrowfully, I way over steeped this cup, and it’s hella bitter. The tea is also showing it’s age (I’m sipping it down cause it’s over a year old, bad for teabags) and has a note of cardboard.
I’m not rating it because I know that the flaws in my cup today are flaws in my storage and brewing, not in this tea.
2/5/2014 mid day cuppa 12oz/180F/2 teabags.
Really would have been better with three teabags, but these were the last two, so, two. Pleasant light floral from the heather blends nicely with the brisk base black tea. Not a tea I’ll buy again, but definitely one I would pick over others if I saw it on a breakfast buffet. A nice, if weak, cup of tea.
gifted to me by a friend. i steeped it for four minutes, added a brown sugar cube & a wee dollop of milk. it isn’t as strong as Irish Breakfast, but its flavour has more complexity than English Breakfast. there are some light finishing notes. do i detect the taste of whisky? could be my imagination. a delicious tea to savour & enjoy.