A strong, roasty tea that’s good for accompanying breakfast. However its kind of plain to my tastebuds now that I’ve started becoming an earl grey addict. The brew is medium brown. Steeping for too long will result in a sharp and bitter tasting tea. Go with what your eyes and tongue tell you with this tea.
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Amazing. Very flavourful tea, you can taste every single spice and it isn’t bitter at all. Affordable too! One of my cupboard staples.
Well, it’s not as good as the Extra Strong Everyday Teabags. I liked the malty flavor in those. But I wanted to try the Gold Blend ones because my body reacted negatively to the strength of the Everyday Teabags.
Smells kind of odd, reminds me vaguely of cod liver oil capsules.
After steeping the taste is pleasant though. Mellow, smooth, and good with milk.
This is currently my morning breakfast tea. M&S rates it a 3 (strong) in strength which seems accurate to me, but I never add milk or sugar. Great flavor!
I like it, great!
I was a little nervous to try this, as I’ve had a many unpleasant cups of chamomile (drinking tea should never be a stressful experience), but it turns out I had absolutely nothing to worry about. This tea is a perfect herbal tea. (Keep in mind I’m not much of an herbal tea person, working on getting there) All the flavors are balanced, you can taste them all, but none outshines the other, and it’s just harmonious and actually tastes good. It’s obviously a high quality tea, and I can’t recommend it enough.
We bought a pack of this on our trip to England. It is ok but just as happy with Twinings English Breakfast which is more easily available in Canada.
I don’t like spicy foods or drink due to a pathetic level of heat tolerance. This is the only affordable chai tea (£1.99!) I have found that has the lovely warmth and deep flavours of traditional chai without blowing up my mouth!
A winner from marks and spencers
Downton Abbey hangover ;) I’m a go-to-bed-with-the-chickens chickie and stayed up for the whole thing, then couldn’t quit grinning for another hour. Zzzzzzzz.
And thus, the need for something with some significant muscle this morning. I have now sampled Marks & Spencer’s No. 2 and No. 3 and am curious about their numbering system; No. 2 seems to me to be the stouter of the pair.
Both are great, dark, stern, buck-up morning teas.
This is my go-to when I’m feeling under the weather. I slip in some honey and the lemon and ginseng soothes my ailments. Not too ginger-y either and that’s how I like it.
My girlfriend only drinks this tea; unfortunately we live in New York and so are dependent on the kindness of others traveling to the UK (M&S doesn’t ship overseas)
Does anyone know whether any any other retailers sell this tea? Other ideas for keeping a US #3 junkie in stock?
I’m not sure what it is about this tea, but I can see why they sell so much of it in a single box. It has become a part of my morning ritual, and I have a cup the minute I wake up.
Mmmmmm. Love this. It’s one of those teas that make me go omnomnomnom.
A decent budget jasmine green tea which fares well in taste and fragrance.
NB: Do transfer the bags immediately to an air-tight canister, after opening. I found its scent and taste “deteriorated” quite fast when kept in its cardboard box.
Until I get the body clock re-set to match the time clock, it’s going to take full-strength unleaded, morning and late afternoon, to keep me functional. This one does it well. Didn’t bother with milk to dilute, just the straight strong stuff. Getting a little bit of a raisiny, figgy, date-y flavor along with the whap-you-in-the-face this morning.
Shoulda added milk. Was pleasantly light and sharpish when it was first-steep fresh; as it mellowed it put on a significant amount of those unnecessary lumpy bodybuilder muscles.
But I’m not complaining! It’ll keep my eyes wide open; much needed this morning.
This is an excellent tea bag. It’s strong like a Kenyan should be, and a little bitter so it needs milk certainly. Once it has milk in it, it reminds me a bit of good quality chocolate. It still has that bitterness, but that’s a good thing in a smooth, comforting drink like this. If it was a note, it would be a low note, but not a rumble of thunder, more like a tuba.
I’m not convinced that any of these analogies make sense to anyone else, but they work for me!
No notes yet.
I may have over-leafed, but No. 2 medium seemed darker and stronger than Marks and Spencer No. 3 srength I tried yesterday. Dark and strong builders’ tea character.
In a previous note, ashmanra said that “at six minutes, this stuff will stage a coup and there will be an international incident.” I saved my leaves from this morning and will see if a second steep encourages diplomacy.
This is the James Bond of Breakfast Teas. Elegant. Understated. But don’t let down your guard; if you turn your back, it’ll nail you in the solar plexus with an iron fist!
If you’re a PG Tips fan, you know that a strong cuppa is smooth and dark from the tip of the tongue to the final swallow. This one is a little sneakier: light, bright, light, BAM! (The dark builders’ tea kick is at the end.)
No matter how it is delivered, a kick and a punch is welcome today. Many pages of content to hammer out, and I’m sure my editors would appreciate it if they were coherent!
Gotta thank ashmanra again for feeding the addiction!