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Yum! This is delightful! On the advice of a nice customer from where I work, I picked up a Christmas gift set of mixed teas by English Tea Shop and this flavour is the first out of four that I’ve tried. Off to a good start! I’d call this “peppermint with a twist.” The predominant flavour is peppermint but there are other flavours mingling throughout. A lovely tea, perfect for the holiday season!
I have been working so much lately that I really needed a day of rest and relaxation. Today was that day. I had green tea earlier, which is always my go-to tea but this evening I wanted something different so in keeping with my calm day, I opted for this. Last Christmas I received a gift box full of all different teas from this company. This flavour is the first one from this brand that I’ve tried. Usually I am not a big fan of chamomile tea. The flavour just never impresses me and I find it too strange tasting. This one is really mild and I am so relieved. It’s not gross. I’ve always described every chamomile tea I’ve ever had in the past as “gross.” Finally I’ve found one that I can tolerate. I will happily drink this until it’s gone, which won’t be long since there are only 8 bags in each box.
I made a hell of a lot of iced tea with these teabags. I don’t think I added enough sugar, cause it’s still very bitter. Maybe some of you might like bitter teas, but I prefer a sweet fruity tea if it’s advertised. It’s pretty strong, especially for teabags. I wouldn’t reccomend it cold, but hot, maybe.
Flavors: Bitter, Spices
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Flavors: Berries, Berry, Blueberry, Fruity, Raspberry, Strawberry
This is a nice tea, although I was disappointed there was no actual pumpkin flavor. It’s a nice spicy blend, lighter than a chai would be. One can taste the green tea, but it’s definitely more for the spice that one would drink this. A flavorful mild tea, nice for autumn.
Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange
A very mellow tea. In general I like to make a blended pot of more than one peach flavored tea; it averages out any ‘lack’ or ‘over-do’ in flavorings. Today I thought I would rate this tea individually. The smell is peachier than the peach taste in the hot tea itself. I noticed the black tea flavor first, then a very muted peach flavor; I didn’t really taste the ginger. I found myself less impressed with this tea by itself, than when blended with other, lighter peach blends. Still, it’s very mellow, and it was enjoyable—just not as ‘ginger peachy’ (in the old slang way) as I had thought it was. I would still recommend it.
Flavors: Ginger, Peach, Tea
I wanted smoky, and I sure got it. The aroma is so strong you can taste it – reminiscent of smoked salmon. Add sugar & milk (I used almond milk), and its a bagel & lox in a cup.
One tea bag can yield 16 oz of mild tea suitable for sipping straight, which is plenty for me. I like it, but only like one per sitting. I feel like having some green or white tea directly after.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Fishy, Smoked
I cannot remember how I came upon this tea, but I LOVE it… every time I drink it I am reminded of high tea. My husband, who drinks only plain black teas, says I brew it just for the aroma… if anyone can tell me how/where to buy more. I would love to know… the flavor is heavenly. I don’t use cream or sugar with it…. yum!
This is today’s work cold brew, and it’s as enjoyable as ever. I’ve been really impressed with this one, and I’ll certainly miss it when it’s gone. I have three bags left, though, so that’s not an imminent threat. I’m not sure how this one manages to taste so much like melon juice without actually being melon juice, but there you go. I’ll definitely be looking to try more from English Tea Shop in the coming months.
I first tried this one just before Christmas, I think, from the EU TTB. I drank it hot on that occasion, but I made a note to keep some back for cold brewing in the warmer weather.
Today is that day. I made this up last night to bring to work with me today, using one litre of cold water and 3 tea bags. It went into the fridge overnight, so it had about 10 hours in total.
I remember this one fairly well from the first time I tried it, largely because I was so impressed! It’s even better cold (if that’s possible, since I rated it 100 at the time). I mean, it worked hot, but it’s flavouring is obviously suited to cold brewing. No-one I know eats hot melon.
The black base here is apparently ceylon, but from flavour alone I wouldn’t know this was a black tea at all. It tastes just like melon juice. The flavour is so exact, it’s actually hard to believe that this is tea at all. The fact that it’s cold really helps this impression, because it’s just like a slice of cantaloupe melon straight from the fridge. Completely delicious, and very, very refreshing! It’s certainly the best melon tea I’ve tried, bar none.
You need some of this. Trust me.
From the EU TTB – Round 3
This was my pick for Sunday night. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much, but that just goes to show how wrong I can be. The bag itself looks fairly innocuous, and smells like nothing more than a standard ceylon. How utterly deceptive! Upon adding this one to boiling water, the room fills with the scent of cantaloupe melon. Sweet, juicy, amazingness. I left it for three minutes, no additions.
The resulting liquor is quite dark, and I was a little concerned that the black base would overwhelm the melon flavouring. I needn’t have worried. In actual fact, I can’t really taste the black base at all. It’s just like drinking a cup of melon juice! I’m not getting too much in the way of honey, except perhaps a slight sweetness in the aftertaste, but that’s not a problem. With melon as flavour-accurate as this, who really needs honey anyway?
I think this one has to be tried to be believed! I’m thinking it might be good iced, and so I might keep a couple of bags back for the summer so I can give that a try.