Popular Teas from PickwickSee All 73 Teas
Recent Tasting Notes
Picked two bags of this up from a cruddy little London hotel I stayed at a few months ago. I prepared it the same way as I do any new bagged black: boiling water, 3-4 minutes, 1 tsp sugar, splash of soymilk.
It had quite a malty aroma while steeping. I was a little dismayed when the liquor turned a muddy brown after adding the milk, rather than the usual warm coppery color, but that’s just cosmetic.
The taste isn’t much better – it’s definitely black tea, but a weird mishmash of flavors I’m unaccustomed to (is that lemon I’m picking up?), and way too much sugar for the strength of the blend. It was okay when I was sipping it along with my morning toast, but I’m not a fan of it by itself. I’ll try the other bag lightly steeped & plain to start with. Apparently this brand is based in the Netherlands, so maybe they take it differently there?
I am not into honeybush at all, but it’s dark outside, I am tired and haven’t had a proper sleep in days, so when I saw this in a discount store, I just tossed it into my basket and never gave it a second thought. Expected a warm vanilla black tea smell. Mehh. very sweet honeybush and no vanilla at all.
It tastes o.k. Will finish the 15 bags and won’t be buying again. Maybe use the rest up in the evening during flu season.
A random tea bag I had around… it’s a bit old but it isn’t bad! It isn’t a strong tasting tea if it’s a black tea (after 3 minutes), but the flavors of the southern fruits are surprisingly pretty tasty. The tea package shows pear, peach, apricot and apple (I think). I’m getting mostly pear and apple. It’s very nice! I wouldn’t mind having more of these around.
This really does smell like Peach-Os, which isn’t really what I want my tea to smell like. It did say on the package that it was naturally and artificially flavored, but I didn’t really taste the peach all that much. I would probably let this steep for another minute if I had another bag, it was a bit on the weak side, but the problem may have been that I used 8oz of water and I should have used 6. The bag was lacking in instructions other than steep time.
It’s interesting, Brett tasted pineapple and banana in this. I tasted mango and passion fruit. The banana I kind of caught after the cup cooled but honestly, had I not seen the ingredient list I would have missed it. I didn’t taste pineapple at all which is fine by me.
Pickwick teas are pleasant teas where the flavors seem natural for the most part. With this one the flavors are natural tasting but subdued. It is not a big fake cup of candy. Not bad for a simple bagged tea.
I am not sure why this is called Forest Fruit. The ingredient list includes blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry. To my way of thinking that makes Field Fruit but what do I know. I have never seen this brand in the store. It is imported from Holland. If it is available in your area and cheap it is worthy of a try. A simple bagged tea with pretty natural tasting fruit flavors. I taste raspberry and strawberry. I can’t single out the tea base. A pleasant cup.
My first thought was it isn’t exactly real orange but it isn’t candy either but at least it’s not Tang. Then I read Brett’s description of it tasting like Tang. So either way Tang came to both our minds. I also only caught the black tea in the aftertaste. The orange flavor is strong and sweet but I thought innocuous fun for an early morning, I don’t want to wake up too fast, tea. Thanks Brett where ever you went.
The box does not list the specific fruit flavors, but I can taste banana and pineapple, which appear in a picture on the box. The picture also shows a mango and a pomegranate , but I don’t taste those fruits. The flavors are not overpowering, which was what I was expecting of the banana flavor especially. A pleasant flavored tea.
I tried this tea this morning. The orange flavor tasted somewhat artificial, even though the flavoring is supposed to be natural. The orange was so strong, that I could not taste the underlying tea, except for a lingering astringency afterward. Wihtout sugar, it was somewhat bitter, like orange peel, but with sugar, it was like drinking hot Tang. I may try brewing this again with a shorter steeping period, or perhaps cold-brewing it.