Not a light, but pleasant tea from South Africa. It has an assamic flavour, and a light sweetness. One can notice maybe spices, cocoa flavour. Nice for after lunch.
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this is a very nice orange pekoe. they had the bag version in my grocery store. i don’t know what’s gotten into the buyer at my local grocery store. we have a lot of tea varieties of late. this one is tasty & flavourful when stepped at 4 minutes but don’t go overboard. 4m30seconds & it becomes a wee bit bitter. it loves milk & sugar. this is the tea that you offer to a friend in need of a shoulder & a good cry.
Not entirely thrilled with this one, but overall it is fairly decent. I have this in teabag form so I’m not sure if the loose tea would be slightly different or not.
I drink this with milk and some kind of sweetener (brn sugar, honey, or agave depending on the day) and it is a nice morning tea. However it doesn’t have the depth of body that I was expecting, which is a little disappointing. The mouth feel isn’t anything to write home about either. Because I like my breakfast teas super strong, I usually leave the bag in while I’m drinking so that it continues to steep. I won’t be drinking this without milk as it’s a little too thin as it is. I was really hoping to like this Scottish Breakfast, but it’s a little too bland for me to get really excited over it.
Jasmine is great, this is my daily bedtime drinker. Simply boil water, plop in a teabag. No sugar, honey, milk or other sweetener is needed.
That was easy.
TTBA!! (For those who are new to Steepster, that stands for Traveling Tea Box A).
There’s an envelope with 2 bags of this. I had one as my pre-breakfast tea. I probably should have made it my breakfast tea, it’s nicely bold & malty. Not sure if I’ll drink the other bag, as it’s a little on the bitter end as well. I might leave that one for one of my other black tea loving friends to sample.
Anyways, for a bagged tea it does pack a punch, which I find rare, but probably not something I’d stock.
Added 4 hours later: Had errands to run & knew I’d be stopping off for 2nd breakfast at a little hole in the wall I like, so I brought the 2nd bag, which as was pretty nice with the meal.
I usually go for the Organic Numi Green Jasmine, but I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store for some reason! So I picked this up instead, and am happy to report that it’s really very good. Tastes almost exactly the same as the Numi version, maybe even better. Although I had to steep it longer than usual. High quality taste for a reasonable price. Can’t go wrong.
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I’m adding another note for this one and increasing my rating because it was SO SO GOOD this morning.
I steeped it for 5 minutes in my favorite ceramic travel mug, added 1 heaping teaspoon of sugar and two teaspoons of very upscale coffeemate original liquid creamer and headed off on my hour long nightmare commute.
With my tea thus fancily prepared, I took a sip. And it was heavenly. (Heavenly the way Dunkin Donuts coffee is heavenly, but heavenly nonetheless). Thick, malty, and overly sweetened and ‘creamy’, just what I needed to go sit in bumper to bumper traffic and contemplate how much I dislike my job.
This has replaced PGTips for my strong morning cup, it brews up less minerally and I’m quite taken with the beautiful color.
Yorkshire tea is by far my favorite tea throughout the day and in the morning. It’s a strong and robust tea that is perfect with some milk and a tiny bit of sugar. It’s always a great way to wake up in the morning. The loose leaf is good too.
Also, I applaud Taylors of Harrogate for exceptional customer service. I liked them on facebook just because they had an interesting page and have some nice stuff and on any question I’ve had they’ve responded promptly and were always quite nice.
Overall my favorite. :D Though a bit difficult to find the in the US. :(
Had this from a hotel room I’d stayed in a year and a half ago, so I figured it was about time I drank it. It was my first cup of the day, which is usually not conducive to a clear-headed tasting & review (even the “gently pull tab to release string” gave me problems). Brewed up it had a tangy astringency that was still present after 1 teaspoon of sugar was added. I drank it with my morning toast and didn’t add milk until I was almost at the bottom of the cup.
In sum: I drank this and thought it was decent but wasn’t paying enough attention to really say anything about it.
Not a fan of lapsang souchong, my father loves this brand though. When brewed it almost smells like smoked mozzarella.
A decent Earl Grey, something you could serve to company. This actually a friend of mine’s favorite brand of Earl Gray though- so I think your mileage varies by how much you like the blend.
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A really delicious jasmine green. I actually travel out of my way to acquire this.
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I’ve been drinking this with milk and demerara sugar on the looong, miserable drive to work in the morning. I like it. It’s smooth and dark and malty. But, it has this underlying vegetable soup taste that I just can’t ignore. I know tea is a plant and I need to stop kvetching about a plant tasting planty, but I don’t see myself stopping any time soon when black teas taste green. I also like teas with a little more bite than this, at least for the morning. But I could see it being more appropriate for a later time of day, when I’m looking more for relaxation. I’ll definitely finish this, but it isn’t going onto my buy it again list unless my opinion softens as I drink my way through the box.
It is a pretty tea though- a deep rich red that blooms out of the bag as soon as it is plopped in. My SO pronounced it ‘beautiful’ and it is.
I’ve steeped this at boiling up to 5 minutes and it hasn’t gone tart.
(Unrelated to tea taste: I wanted teabags to toss in a travel mug in the morning for the drive to work because I ain’t got time fo looseleaf in the morning. I expected strings. There aren’t any strings! Egad! I asked my SO if she would sew strings on each tea bag for me and she said no but offered to staple them on. I just know I’d choke on a staple.)
I recently finished my regular Yorkshire tea bags, and then my Twinnings Earl Grey. I have to admit, those were better in my opinion than the Yorkshire Gold, albeit not by much. I feel like this tea has a more delicate taste, which may or may not be the intention of the tea makers. I thought perhaps this would be stronger, but even after my standard 3 minutes, I found myself desiring a stronger tea flavor. It could be because I’ve been drinking Earl Grey, which was perfection for me.
It’s very aromatic. I always enjoy a deep inhale of tea steam before I sit down with my cuppa. Just a bit of sugar and milk (gasp! I know!) and lately, a small biscotti in the afternoon keeps me going.
Finally used this all up! Sipdown :) Good black tea. Strong, but not my favorite.
Snow. Again. It would be beautiful if it were December; now, it’s just an annoyance.
And I do have to go out in it soon, so something with clout is needed. Love this stuff. A little milk helps it stick to your ribs.
I made 4 oz of this today and added a LOT of milk and some sugar to it. Wow this brews a dark and strong tea!
From Nicole’s inventory reduction. What an interesting tea. As others mentioned the leaf is extremely fine cut. I used a Finum basket as I think it would pass through the screen of my press. I only steeped two minutes and it was not the least bit bitter. It is slightly drying. The taste is kind of like an Assam. Kind of. It is a little fruity. I can taste cinnamon and clove like notes – they are very light. I don’t know if this is part of the flavor profile or cross contamination. I will say this was not stored with any cinnamon clove type teas. This is very good!