Higgins & Burke
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I find that I would drink this tea more for being sick rather than a preferred beverage. The lemon flavour wasn’t as fresh as I though it would take on a bitter taste really quick. the flavour reminded me more of the bitter rind of the lemon than the citrus goodness I was hoping for.
regardless ,a little honey and squirt of fresh lemon really perked it up.
I’ve had crummy luck with the couple of bagged Earl Greys I’ve tried. They were terribly bitter. This one is surprisingly good! I prefer my Earl Greys with creme, but this one could live without it. It’s a decent black tea with a decent bergamot flavor! MUCH better than the other bagged Greys, but not as good as the loose leaf teas. I wonder why they are so different?
So my father drinks this tea all the time, we have like a case of it in the cupboard. Not like one of those little green boxes i mean like a cardboard case with six of those green boxes inside.
Me being a new tea person, i decided to see what all the fuss was about and brewed myself a cup one day from may dads stash and it was actually pretty good, compared to the kinds that you get at your local Chinese resturaunt which i have tried multiple times and still think it taste like dirty water, this higgins and burkes brand is a step way up!
Had this today at a restaurant. It was pretty decent, especially because I was cold and just so grateful to have something warm to hand on to. The bergamot was quite strong. I added one sugar and a dash of milk, and that barely touched the bergamot. The brew was strong, but not bitter tasting or astringent. I would have this again.
I, weirdly enough (and out of all places), tried this at an AMC movie theatre. It was the only thing that was reasonably priced, $2 for a 14-16 oz cup.
After ordering and selecting my tea, this one I was in the mood for, I headed to my seats.
This tea was great, full of flavour, from start to finish.
Taste: Strong apple, very sweet apple, and hints of cinnamon. It was combined very well together, with good quality seeming ingredients, Very RICH.
Smell: Like Apple Cinnamon, it was just really rich.
Overall I would recommend this tea over many of the other apple cinnamon’s I have had.
I say go for it!
I got addicted to this tea last year in my residence!
It’s just so good and it’s such a good way to enjoy a warm cup of tea without feeling like I’m going over my daily caffeine limit.
It tastes very good I think, and the fact that the lemony taste is strong is a big plus for me. And there is a mild sweetness that lingers with the freshness of the lemons that just makes this tea so much better. I had the tea with a sweetner for the first time today – and it gets even better!!!
The only bad thing is, I can’t find it ANYWHERE (in boxes) in Toronto… The only option I have is to order 6 boxes of it – and while I do love this tea… I don’t think I need 120 bags of the stuff. not yet anyway ;)
I’m having this at work as I stopped at the little food shop on my way in for a snack and wanted some tea made for me, but was feeling a strong aversion to ordering bagged tea. So I went with a bagged herbal, thinking that was a nice idea. This smelled great as I carried it in, and isn’t bad, but the cinnamon tastes a little soapy or like fragrance oil. I can’t get that thought out of my head on each sip!
I tried to get tea from DavidsTea, but they were out of cups, so I had to look elsewhere. So I ran to the McDonalds and ordered the biggest cup of orange pekoe they had…I desperately needed it today at work. It was tasty, and hit the spot when I needed it. Still, by the end of the day, I was ready for some real tea.
I ended up having to work late and then meeting the wife at her job so we could bus home together. We’re both exhausted, so we stopped off at McDonald’s for dinner. I’ve been craving tea all day, so I got a large orange pekoe. De likes their Earl Grey a lot, and the orange pekoe wasn’t bad at all for a bagged tea! It definitely hit all of my tea-soothing buttons. I just wanted to curl up in a nice cup of tea, so I did! It was very, very nice. Definitely an option when I just need a big cup of tea on the go.
I forgot to log this one. I drank it while awaiting my plane in the “Runway Cafe”. I even jotted down a couple notes and thoughts (not a normal habit—I don’t want to look like some weird food critic scrutinizing their service).
My thoughts, quoted directly from my notes: “Brews dark (fanning); taste is bold, not bitter. Bergamot scent borders on Pledge-y, but that doesn’t translate into the taste. Just a touch of dark citrus. Well-rounded earl grey. I like it. 72-77%?”
No idea what their water temperature was at, but I default-steep most plain blacks at five minutes.
I mark this as a recommended with a caveat – if you can’t get to loose leaf or whatever, then H&B is the best of the bagged when it comes to Earls. It’s McDonald’s house blend, so it’s easy to find. Doesn’t go bitter quickly and stands up to the water they use, which we all know is roughly the temperature of the surface of the sun.