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A light, cheerful morning cup that looks, tastes, and feels like sunshine. Bring on the Spring!
in other news, I think my Copco eco-first acadia mug just arrived (it’s the one that looks like a take-out cup). I’ll have to try it out and review later this week. Of course it would arrive after my morning cuppa is already drained. Guess I’ll just have to make more tea!
lovely bright peach & lemon scent from the bag – smells like lemon drops or other sugary candy. Lemon smell seems slightly more medicinal as it begins to steep in 6 oz water for 6 min.
Color: golden yellow-orange
Flavor: honestly, it tastes like medicinal lemon to me (cough drop or theraflu)
Added: 1 tsp sugar, which cut some of the medicinal taste, but is now almost too sweet. forgot it was only 6 oz water – 1/2 tsp or less sugar next time!
Verdict: undecided. It has a cheerful sunny color and upbeat flavor, but I am concerned about the medicinal taste. I really hoped to be blown away. Where’s the peach??? Will hold off rating for now…
Amount: 1 teabag 6 ounces / 2 teabag 12 ounces
Water: filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, clove
Steeped Tea Smell: spices, tea, orange, apple (not sure where the orange is coming from)
Flavor: citrus spice and tea, smooth and mellow (not sure where the citrus is coming from)
Liquor: translucent dark brown
If you are expecting a spicy chai you will be disappointed. I have had this tea in the past however and find it a nice smooth flavored black tea.
I also enjoy this tea with a bit of honey and milk as it’s flavor is strong enough to stand up to that without being lost.
Post-Steep Additives: none
Fantastic! What I really like about this black is that it’s sufficiently mild and subtle in flavor. Most black teas seem to love being bold and full, and while sometimes that’s awesome, I really appreciate the art of nuances and medium body blacks. The color: a lovely deep orange really compliments the hints of mango which seem to dance with a floral aroma. Great for a breakfast tea.