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an ok tea, sort of bland.. the aroma and taste is similar to wine

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drank Fairtrade Assam by Ridgways
17 tasting notes

Wonderful, bold assam. yummie. At times, I drink it with whipped cream to make it extra special. :0 in the Frisian way.
Also very nice without cream/sugar. Bold, no bitterness though. And tea doesn’t stew.

one of the few bagged teas I really, really like, and even prefer over some loose leaf assams…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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And that’s the end of it. It’s not the worst tea I’ve ever drunk but it’s probably not good enough to be worth the effort of making tea from loose leaves. So powdery that I always had powder at the bottom of the mug that came through the sieve. I won’t be buying it again

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This was a good way to start my saturday, but I always end up with some tea dust at the bottom of the mug because my strainer isn’t fine enough to cope!

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This has a nice clean taste, as most organic teas have. But it’s nothing special, as you’d expect from such dusty tea (from Tesco)

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drank Fairtrade Assam by Ridgways
141 tasting notes

Very strong, very malty, unmistakably Assam. If I handed this to someone and did not tell them what it was, they might think it was coffee. Milk and sugar was not enough to tame this beast; it required some agave nectar as well. A definite wake you up kind of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Rooibos by Ridgways
141 tasting notes

Tonight I am having a cup of Rooibos with honey and a little Vietnamese cinnamon. Yum! Honey is definitely better than sugar or splenda, and the cinnamon complements the tea very nicely. Milk is really not necessary, might even detract from the taste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rooibos by Ridgways
141 tasting notes

This Rooibos has a woodsy flavor and a honey-like sweetness that milk and a teaspoon of sugar brings out. Honey would probably accentuate this taste. A pleasant caffeine-free tea for the evening.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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47

This tea has a gentle flavour when served black, and doesn’t become too astringent until the second cup. Served alongside pastries during afternoon tea, this blend of Indian, African and Sri Lankan teas would simply be a part of the scene, but doesn’t stand out as anything extraordinary.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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40

It’s okay, but not extraordinary. Like any other average black tea I’ve had. The tea bags are of the circular design, hence the contents are the typical ubiquitous black powder that has become oxidized over time due to a greatly increased exposed surface area.

While it does not have any additional flavourings or colours added (this is a good thing), ground up tea powder will always be sub-standard to loose leaf tea in flavour and medicinal quality. 3/5 stars.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Her Majesty's Blend by Ridgways
1387 tasting notes

I only have a few cups of this left and I checked the site and they don’t have it anymore. I really love it. I’m going to up the rating a bit. I wanted a strong black tea today and thought of this one. The flavor is a nice hearty black tea. It’s a triple threat of darjeeling, assam and ceylon. I think the ceylon must give it that stronger flavor while the assam adds a sweetness to it. So good. It’s a flavor that really lingers on the tongue. I received this in a non-Steepster tea box a while ago. I wonder if this is an older tea since no one else has reviewed it and it’s not on the Ridgways site (let’s hope it isn’t as old as Queen Victoria’s time). But it tastes so fresh and delicious, it can’t be that old! I think Queen Victoria would have wrote a nice tasting note on Steepster for this one. I’m going to miss this tea when I’ve finished my last cup!

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drank Her Majesty's Blend by Ridgways
1387 tasting notes

A great strong black tea. I can never say ‘blah’ to a black tea. They are always good. They are my favorite after chai teas.

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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
223 tasting notes

Just had another cup, and weirdly, I could taste liquorice. This isn’t a good thing – I really don’t like liquorice.

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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
223 tasting notes

I just got given 7 cases of this from a friend (I have no idea how or why she got that much) and I don’t really know what to do with it. It would be ok if it were a nice tea, but I don’t really like it. It is very, very strongly scented and adding milk and/or sugar doesn’t make this any better. Its a bit of a shame really, because I’m quite partial to Earl Greys.

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I’d send you a message but I can’t unless you’re following me.. If you still have some of this, I would take some off your hands! I’m drinking some other tea from Ridgways and I’d love to try more.

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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
256 tasting notes

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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
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drank Earl Grey by Ridgways
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