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I forgot how much I love this tea. For a long time it was my go-to (although apparently I am just craving lemon lately). It has this amazing soothing lemon scent – like NeoCitran without the medicine – but the taste itself is almost pure smoky green tea goodness, that sort of dark green that’s more like an oolong. I made it in one of the new David’s mason jars, which is perfect for keeping a nice head of lemon-scented steam so every sip I take is aromatherapy.
Flavors: Earth, Lemon Zest
I was half asleep this morning when brewing my tea and put this one in the infuser instead of the French Vanilla I’d been planning on. Oh well, an herbal for breakfast isn’t a bad thing! Especially when it smells almost exactly like David’s Forever Nuts, one of my favourite must-haves. Brewed I found it light but lovely, exactly like the dessert the tea professes to emulate. There are hints of cinnamon and sugar and all those delightful things that I love in a dessert, minus the grease of the actual cakes. I can see why people enjoy this one, although I’m not sure if I like it more than my Forever Nuts.
I’m not giving this one a number rating because I suspect that if I caught the right way ot brew this, it would be amazing. However after three attempts I have decided that I do not have the skills with this one. First cup I got a bland dull green tea with no lemon at all, and second steep on the leaves wasn’t much better. Second time I tried I got a strong green again with no lemon at all. And tonight when I tried again I found the lemon, but had oversteeped and it didn’t taste lovely at all. So farewell fair tea, and big thanks to De who was generous enough to let me steal some from her stash!
Mmmmm. Continuing with my berry obsession as of late, I reached for a bag of this, as I hadn’t tried it yet. It is delicious. It’s like Earl’s Garden without the yucky bergamot ;). It’s juicy and strong without being bitter or artificial. Yum yum yum. I accidentally let some of it get cold, and it was just as good “iced”. This is definitely one to restock when we return to Say Tea.
Thermos for the day. I really enjoy this Earl, I think it’s one of the top five Earls I’ve ever had. The darjeeling base is sweet and kept from getting bitter in the seven or eight hours before I managed to finish it off, and it compliments the light citrusy flavour of the Earl well.
Was wary of doing a black in my Giant Thermos O’ Work Tea, but this one worked out well. Not quite the enervating zing of some of my other choices, but was a calming mellow note through the whole day. I love this tea. Didn’t get bitter, the bergamot was never overwhelming, just an all-round pleasant tea, all eight hours of it.
I think this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite teas. Made a thermos and a half of it to take to work today. The green is a nice caffeine boost and smooth smoky green flavour, and the lemon soothes everything else. Helped my headache and my sore throat, made my day a little more bearable. Heart.
Oh, this is lovely. After an afternoon of terrible food, I was falling asleep, so I reached for something to wake up a bit. I tried this one and I am in love. I’ve found my vanilla blacks, both decaf and caf. Wonderful.
This tea is creamy and sweet without being overly so. The tea has its own presence as well, mingling to make a perfect little tea.
This tea smells amazing. Every time I open the package it just hits me in the face, the smoky gunpowder and the bright, fresh lemon. It’s incredible.
Brewed up, the lemon taste is very strong, but still clean and fresh, not like lemon-scented cleaner or something. The green tea is a little bit of a lighter note under the strong lemon scent. I think next time I might try brewing it even shorter, maybe 45 seconds or less, see if I can get more green and less lemon.
I think I still have to play with the steep times and temperatures for the Say Tea blacks, because like the Monks Blend, this one brewed up dark really fast. The bergamot was a nice deep note in the tea, but I hope that I can figure out to how to brew it without it getting bitter in a matter of seconds.
Bah, the internet ate my review.
Very sweet black tea with just a bare hint of bergamot, but a nice clean flavour. Need a few more brews before I make a stocking decision, but for the price is a great little mid-afternoon tea. Next time, smaller infuser so I don’t get bitter dregs.
Accidentally oversteeped. Was aiming for a minute thirty, and didn’t realise my timer didn’t work until a few minutes later. I also brewed it too hot, so this cup should have been a total failure – but it wasn’t! Okay, the sencha was a little burnt so it definitely tasted grassy, but there was a nice strong smoky bergamot note. I think I prefer gunpowder over sencha in general, so will have to have another cup (properly brewed) before I make a stash-enhancement decision.