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So, first off, this is a licorice tea. And it does taste like black licorice. I know I’m stating the obvious, but I also know licorice tends to be a “love it!” or “hate it!” thing.
Anyway. I like it! I was a bit worried before trying it that the licorice would be overpowering, and I don’t find it to be, although it is the dominant taste. Granted, I expect it to taste like licorice (as opposed to the Earl Grey I tried from here, which would have been better labeled as “Bergamot Tea”!) so maybe to someone else it might be strong. I don’t know.
I do sweeten my tea.
I don’t think that I will regularly drink this day in and day out, since I don’t like licorice QUITE that much, but I think as a change of pace I will happily consume it.
I love bergamot so for me this great. It’s almost the Double Bergamot I got from Naylynn.(Thanks!) I wan’t expecting so much bergamot since there wasn’t any indication in the name. I can see where people might be overwhelmed by the flavor but this is destined to become when of my “wake-up” teas in the morning. The only problem I have is that with my Breville I have to make a minimum of 2 cups at a time. Then a resteep and then another resteep…. OK 6 cups in a row of this is getting a bit much. As always I use a bit of sweetener. I steep mine for 4 min. the first batch and then 5 on the resteeps. I still hated to throw out the tea leaves because they smelled so good. I might have been able to get another steep :) Bergamot, bergamot, goooo bergamot!
I was a little worried about it being too cherry candy flavored. So I got a sample at the store that led to buying a whole cup and, of course, buying 2 oz. It has a very nice cherry flavor which is well balanced by the vanilla. It is a comfy cup on a cold day!
I’m a newbie to brewing and tasting, so take my review with a grain of salt.
I found this Earl Grey to have a much stronger bergamot taste than other Earl Greys I’ve had from Twinings and Republic of Tea. And the Republic of Tea one I had was Earl Greyer, which I assume meant it was supposed to have MORE bergamot. Compared to this, it doesn’t though!
Despite the strong bergamot taste, it wasn’t bad. I usually understeep teas because I hate the bitterness of over-steeping, but this one I steeped a bit longer than usual since I was distracted. I did 3 minutes when I typically try for 2. And it didn’t come out bitter at all which was a huge relief.
But the bergamot is pretty overpowering. I will finish the 2 oz I bought, and then search for an Earl Grey that has less.
Edit: As time goes on, and I try to finish what I have, the bergamot becomes really off-putting due to how overpowering it is. Bleh.
Not quite a Peppermint Patty, but a good cup of tea. I don’t usually like mint teas but it’s not super strong in this one. The first two times I made it, I used water that was too hot but I kept trying. And then I added some of the new sugar/chocolate/coffee sprinkle from Trader Joe’s to the cup before pouring in the tea. Now it’s a very nice cup of tea.
I want to try this when I have a headache because mint is supposedly one of the herbs that will help with headaches.
I wanted to get some pu-erh for my mom because she’s been having stomach issues but I was afraid the smell would turn her off so I got Caramel Harmony. She doesn’t think the smell is bad and likes the tea. Now if I could just get her to brew it instead of coffee….
For my part, I love the scent of pu-erh. It reminds me of the Children’s Zoo at Brookfield Zoo and all my good memories of it. How can that be bad? I like the tea but I haven’t found the sweet spot in the amount/temp/time equation yet.
I crave this stuff. Nice nutty flavor and the only tea I have that I would drink with anything. It’s great iced. If I didn’t want this stuff so often I wouldn’t have tried bringing it cold to work but I’m glad I did. Most of my teas are sweet and not something I’d want with a meal.
At first, I though this tea was just fine. It didn’t amaze me with it’s flavor. When I tried it with agave it became much better. It wasn’t until I used honey that I fell in love. There was the sweetness and flavor I expected. It didn’t take much—just a bit to bring out the flavor of the tea.