Brews far too strong even when you leave it for just 2-3 minutes. Milk helps in this case, of course, but unless that’s your goal / preferred way of taking your tea, it’s rather bland and uninteresting (I prefer Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold if I’m basically making builders’ tea).
The London Cuppa
Well, I want to begin by saying that I am of Indian origin and have been around tea my entire life- never really a fan though. Recently I discovered some sleep issues of mine were related to the caffiene in coffee and instantly I switched to tea. On a whim I picked up this tea from the Home Goods store and brought it back to the office. I was a bit excited because I had never had Assam tea blended with Kenya tea and wanted to see what it would taste like. Let me tell you- the simplicity of the tea is what makes it amazing. It’s not overly brisk,overly dark, or even bitter. It’s great for a beginner tea aficianado. I put two table spoons of half and half because I wanted a creamy texture and added some splenda as well. This is a great tea to have as a go-to. You can never over-steep and you will always get good flavor. I highly recommend this blend.
I tried this tea when I visited my mom over the holidays. While I can’t say it was super-special or unique, I can say it was a good strong everyday tea- which was exactly what I needed at the time. I swiped several of the bags to bring back with me and I will probably buy a box when my current stash runs out.
Found this at TJ Maxx yesterday. Thought I would chance it. I love this tea. No bitterness. I usually drink without milk but I think I will try that soon. Wonderful flavor—-I don’t think the box of 80 bags will last me very long. I hope they still have this the next time I can make it to TJ’s. What a gem to find !
A very smooth cup of black tea that is easy to drink. It doesn’t have the bitter or sharp aftertaste that sometimes come with drinking a lot of Earl Grey, which was my favorite black tea. If I can get my hands on a box it may be my new breakfast tea.
best black tea I have ever had I first got the loose tea leaves loved it and then got the tea bags and they tasted different, I like the loose tea I can control the amount of tea and strength i really like it in its loose teal form and not in its bag form.
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I am very happy to still have a few tea bags of this tea remaining. I have yet to visit British Delights to obtain more.
I always turn to this tea when doing chores around the house. I should call this my house chores cup of tea.
I boil water very hot, piping hot in fact and having placed one tea bag in my mug, I pour the hot water into the cup. I leave it to steep for five minutes, longer yet since I am cleaning. After some time passes, I take my tea to sip as I go around doing things. It is hot and a dark amber in color. The tea is very malty and smooth, making for a round-bodied cup of tea.
This tea is great for standing on own or with milk and sugar but always have it piping hot. I am grateful, thank you!
I think I’ve been steeping it wrongly the past few times, and the flavor hasn’t quite held up to the place it once had in my heart. I’m going to try steeping it more carefully next time.
I found this for cheap while wandering around Marshalls. Having never seen it before, I thought it must be some cheap tea dressed up to appeal to tourists in London and gullible American anglophiles. Well, I am a gullible American anglophile, and since loose tea is generally hard to come by in the wild around these parts, I snatched a tin up.
I opened it and was initially horrified. I love loose tea, but I am used to ordering higher quality stuff off the internet, and the brown micro-particles of tea leaf looked more like dollar store instant coffee than what I recognize as loose tea.
It was a beautiful late spring morning and life was already unbearably irritating. I figured that it at least contained caffeine, so I dumped two and three quarter teaspoons into my 16 oz pot and kept my expectations lowered.
It brewed up quickly and very darkly. I poured from pot to mug, and added more milk than usual, probably over an ounce. I steeled my taste buds, blew over the rim of the cup and sipped.
And. . . I enjoyed it, to my surprise. I felt guilty for judging it so harshly based on its initial appearance, like some sort of tea snob. Nice and malty, with suprisingly minimal astringincy. Quite smooth. Milk really compliments it, if milk in tea is your thing, but I kind of want to try it iced.
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I brew this tea for three minutes and allow for the bag (round disc with no string) to remain in cup as this makes it easier to simply keep adding water to it and in time to replacing the bag with another.
This cuppa is robust, deep and rich in flavor. I never need to add anything to it. I like the robustness in the cup and I can drink this through out the day as I do my chores etc. around the house.
One thing to note in making this tea; it does cloud over at times when pouring the water into the cup unto the bag. I am not sure why that is? I am thinking it is because water is not hot enough and when I let it boil longer and clearer, and then pour some over the tea bag there is not clouding.
I cannot believe I still have some of this tea left. It was a good purchase made last year, from British Delight.
Have had to wake up a little earlier than I’m used to lately – exhausted and not looking forward to hearing my clueless professor talking about her personal opinions and biases instead of how to write a paper correctly, I’ve found solace in taking this to class when I’m not feeling up to pretending to enjoy listening to her insane babbling.
After having gone through for more bags of this tea, I think that I can make a few inferences; one, the tea bag is absolutely fat and stuffed with tea, and two, this tea is wonderful, warm in taste, to me, comforting, and impossible to steep for too long. Even for the size of the tea bag, you can get a surprising amount of good steepings from one bag. When I’m tired, annoyed, or if it’s late and I need to stay awake, one cup of this is great incentive to keep going.
For a great Cuppa, pour fresh boiling water onto a tea bag in the cup. Allow cuppa to stand for 2-3 minutes, which will reveal true flavor of the cuppa. Alternatively, if you are making a brew using a teapot allow one tea bag per cuppa. Allow pot to stand for 3-4 minutes, gently stir pouring the brew.
I decided to fix myself a cup of the London Cuppa since I have not had it in a while. I still have a few of those round sachets left. Using my new tea mug I placed one tea bag in a cup and poured fresh boiling water onto the bag in the cup. Allowing it to brew for between 2-3 minutes.
I am pleased to say this was a good choice in starting my day. The cup is a nice and hot tea brew. A lovely dark malt color and smelling of mild roasted brew. The taste is robust, deep and very rich, malt is all I can think to say of the flavoring in the cup.
Bought at a T J Maxx along with my new green tea pot. Was surprised at the round little bags that held the tea – it turned out that this was a great idea; more surface area and no annoying strings or tags!
When I made it, I forgot that I had left the bag in and ended up letting it steep for over twenty minutes. Worrying about bitterness, I took a drink – and was astonished at the absolutely sumptuous taste of the tea. I felt no desire to add any sugar to it, and I sipped it all night, and when I found I had had enough left over to drink the next day, I took it out of the house, luke warm, and nursed off of it eagerly.
The flavor is rich, the smell is exquisite, and the color is absolutely dark, rich, and beautiful. If not for the fact that it’s not regularily stocked in my local grocery store, I would love to keep this always in my pantry.
I haven’t had that much experience with black tea so this was quite strong for me. However, I really enjoyed it after adding some milk and a bit of sugar.
I enjoy this tea very much. It is simple and delicious on its own or with honey.
I love this tea! It’s a great tasting black tea meant for any time drinking. I brewed it rather strong & it was fine. I even left it sitting on the teawarmer with the teabags still in the pot & it didn’t get bitter. It only got better.
Definitely a great tea to keep on hand for when you are in a hurry & don’t feel like measuring out tea leaves or cleaning up a mess.
a really good straightforward tea. its not fancy. its not pretentious. its just tea. but unlike so many simple teas its not blah. brilliant hot or even luke warm like im drinking now cause i forgot about it…..
I always turn to this tea when needing to be a bit firmer in the spirit. Mine is so low. unfortunately this cup did not do it.
Nothing wrong with the cuppa but the tea drinker. It is all that it claims to be:
robust, deep, rich flavor which is ideal to enjoy all day, everyday. Once blended, it’s packed to maintain freshness.
I am just giving up; no need to other wise.
I find myself always returning to The London Cuppa, if not having green tea. It is quite a contrast because it has none of that leafy astringent taste as offered by some green teas.
This is robust, smoky in flavor, the nose perks noting a different texture, richness even in the cup making for fitness in the daily activities abound or do I mean needing to get done.
Yes, The London Cuppa is my cup of contrast when deviating from those of leafy, medicinal notes. A bit harsh in the phrasing? Maybe.
Always seeming to return to this London Cuppa when wanting something for breakfast but not English or Irish Breakfast cup of tea. I am out of those.
The notes in the cuppa erases the gaps. It is smoky in flavor and a full bodied robust brew helping me with my daily activities which at times are inactive and the freshness in the cup reminds me to get moving, get it done even.
A well blended robust, deep, rich flavor which is ideal for my busy morning of doing house chores. I would sip and clean; and return to sip some more. I am thinking this London Cuppa is sort of like English Breakfast tea is what comes to mind.
Freshness is maintained as claimed once packed.
This is a blend of Assam and Kenyan teas which come in a round tea bag, but don’t let this fool you into believing that they will taste like Tetley’s (no offence to the Tetley drinkers, I once heavily enjoyed their green tea!). This tea really surprised me. When I drank the Yorkshire Tea from ToH, I remember saying that it was the smoothest I have drank. Well London Cuppa resepctfully disagrees with that statement. Not only is it velvety, it is also slightly creamier than other teas I have drank. I have to try it without sugar next time, but I think I’m sensing some notes of honey, and that might be part of what makes this tea so full bodied and rich in texture. Also it has less of that wood/straw characteristic that the Yorkshire Tea has, but has a slight touch of briskness to it.