I’m a fan of strong black teas, and citrus-y Early Gray, but not so much for teas with floral notes. However, this tea with it’s bergamont oil, vanilla and lavender is just exquisite. It has a lovely round, smooth feel and the lavender is a secondary note that’s delightful and slightly lingering but not over powering. I like it brewed for a full 5 min. and add a splash of milk.
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I actually really like this! My coworker introduced this to me. I probably would not have purchased this if left to my own devices. There’s definitely a nice lemony brightness and lots of spicy ginger. There’s also a bit of hibiscus in this, but it works here. This an example of hibiscus done right. A perfection of taste and convenience. Not to mention that its good for a variety of ills. :)
Personally, I find this tea tolerable only if I prepare differently than I prepare my standard cup of Earl Grey. I usually add a capful of Lemon Juice (or one wedge), with two tea bags in a standard mug.
I add the Lemon to bring out the Bergamot, however with Stash this is for some reason unnecessary. I am not very fond of it, but it will do in a pinch. It’s flavor is sub-par in my opinion, but its definitely not terrible.
(NOTE- I like my tea very bitter. I never take black tea with cream.)
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SIPDOWN! Thank you lala I really like this one! It’s really not bad for a bagged tea. I wish there was a little more lime to it but it’s otherwise mostly a mint tea imo. I think if i picked up more of this anytime, i’d try this as a cold brew just to see if the lime came out a little more. overall not too shabby.
New to tea, this is a favorite though. One of the best supermarket teas, easily available for around $4/box of bags. Would like to try the loose leaf, presumably more flavor. Prefer this to Tazo chai.
With milk and a little honey, makes a nice pseudo-latte. I usually have some of this around.
Somewhat bland. But that is probably my fault. Either that or the hotel had it for awhile. I will have to come back and update this when I have a newer tea bag of this tea type.
I can’t believe I’m starting to pack to move back out! It feels like we just moved in. But I’m really excited that the extension project has not been delayed (so far) and is still slated to start on May 21st. I’m sure going to miss spying on our eagle neighbors though http://canadianadia.tumblr.com/post/49946001308 (I think this is my first time linking to my Tumblr – fingers crossed that it works)
Rating this tea makes me feel conflicted. It’s what I would deem a good fall-back tea. When I’m at a restaurant and there is a selection of bagged teas, this is generally the one I would gravitate towards, because I know it’s not bad.
I enjoy it enough, and it’s inexpensive to buy a box. It has its own merits in the convenient individual packaging and teabag format.
I feel I should decrease my rating a tad, but I enjoy the taste more than the teas I rated lower than this, even though the quality (ie. number of steeps) is much better with some of those other teas.
I suppose the rating is staying put for now. Although I feel it warrants it’s placement on my rating scale much more if I use two teabags per cup, rather than just one.
Had this away from home; medium-sized mug of hot water, 1 tea bag.
Ah, Stash Earl Grey, we meet again over croissants… Well, only this time, these are my FAVORITE croissants, so perhaps I wasn’t paying as much attention to you as last time…
Like last time, this tea has good flavor and smoothness, but it still needs a bit more substance as a bagged English black… Stash’s formulation is a bit too thin and light for a tea they should know will be taken with all sorts of foods… It’s definitely a fairly respectable tea bag EG, though, so far, and its lightness did work decently here, with how flavorful and texturally interesting enough my favorite plain croissants are…
Will keep on testing these away-from-home EGs.
Backlog – I drank this yesterday at the office. I thought I was “over” bagged teas but there is something about the convenience of them at work that is definitely appealing.
I’ve had a box of this tea forever and I believe I drank the last bag yesterday. As an experiment I decided to pour this over ice and it was really good that way. the ginger is very strong but I like that because it seems to be good for digestion as well as allergies. Not for the faint of heart. I might need to get some more of this someday for those afternoons/evenings when I’m looking for no caffeine.
Stash Portland Blend has quickly moved into my top 10 every day teas. It has a wonderful aroma of chocolate, rose, and citrus, and is bold enough to wake me up on weekday mornings. Perfect tea for the cooler months and times of day.
I got two bags of this from Fleurdelily. Drank one of them myself some months ago and Husband drank the other one recently. I don’t remember if I mentioned it before, but he bought a car recently. His first ever car. Circumstances with where we live and where his job is, this was something he had to do, although he would have preferred it had it not been necessary. Unfortunately there was no way to get from home to job with public transport without having it involve an enormous detour.
Husband hadn’t driven a car for about ten years and he had never ever driven one outside of England before, so although he took a lesson with a local driving instructor, he was still feeling a bit stressed about all the driving. (And buying of really expensive things and then just leaving them on the street and all that)
I swear there’s a point to all this to do with the tea!
All this stress let to him not sleeping very well at night. Waking up all the time and all that sort of thing. Something, and I can’t remember what, reminded me of the calming qualities of chamomile and it made me check if I still had a bag of it or not. I then gave it to him, suggesting that he could try it before bedtime and see if it made him sleep better.
For a man who has eaten corn flakes every single morning for years and can’t seem to get tired of corn flakes, he’s quite willing to try these experiments, so he drank this in the evening.
And it knocked him out cold. He slept like a baby, only without all the waking up and screaming and such.
We have now purchased a box of generic brand chamomile teabags (yeah, with this sort of stuff? I don’t care about all the snobby things. It’s purely for medicinal purposes and the generic brand cost a third, a third! of what whichever established brand it was they had cost) for the purpose of allieviating sleepless nights like those.
If if didn’t have any real effect, it was definitely a very good placebo. And in this house we are perfectly fine with placebo so long as it works. :)
So I’m notching the score up on this one, based this very good result.
I like the blend of citrus and cinnamon, however the herbal base isn’t strong enough to handle those strong flavors.
A better than average green tea blend, plus the pomegranate flavor mingles well with the matcha!
Love me some Moroccan Mint! The best way to get my mint fix!
This is a great tea for upset stomachs. If not brewed perfectly though it can be too weak or very overpowering. This tea has a great lemon ginger balance. If brewed for too long however, the ginger becomes overwhelming and can burn the throat. Overall an excellent tea.
I thought I would try to make a tea mojito cocktail. I steeped this in rum overnight. I added sugar and club soda. It turned out ok. Not genuine mojito but a good enough tea version. It could have used a bit of fresh lime.
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Cold brewed this one for about 12 hours. Did not turn out terribly delicious. It is super minty. Bordering on toothpaste. I could see Crest coming out with a limited edition line of toothpaste flavours, including green tea with mint. I would totally buy this toothpaste, but I do not want to drink it. There is a slight lime flavour, giving it more of a citrous taste. I think I will stick to drinking this one hot.
and I also had a cup of this, with stevia added, just for variety sake.
After breakfast, I went to starbucks, which is in the same strip mall. I had my 16 oz awesome stainless steel travel cup with me, because at least I can get a decent Chai from there! And I did.
The selection of teas at the restaurant was, of course, not particularly exciting, but they had one back of this, which for a bagged EB is ok.