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I picked this up a while ago, because I like black currant flavouring. And although it hasn’t been particularly bad, there’s just been something ‘off’ about it. Maybe it’s something in the artificial flavouriing used. It certainly tastes like the ‘black currant flavour’ I like, but there’s something else that I’m just not liking about it. The ceylon base is nice enough, though.
I don’t know what I’m not liking about this, but. Something metallic, maybe…
I’ve been itching to try this one for a while now. It says on the box that people who like Darjeeling would like it.
It doesn’t taste like Darjeeling to me at all! It has almost a smoky scent, and it has a very milky quality to it. I taste burnt corn and molasses.
Maybe I didn’t brew it correctly? I don’t hate it, it just doesn’t taste like what everyone else says it does, quite.
Flavors: Kettle Corn, Milk, Molasses
The creamy pineapple jumps out to say hello first. It is then followed by the tangy and refreshing grapefruit to cleanse the palate and prepare you for the mellow green tea, mild but enjoyable.
This was the perfect choice for a day where I was too lazy to make loose leaf and wanted something flavoursome without too much intensity or caffeine.
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I pretty much only drink this tea when I’m getting sick, am already sick, or want to be utterly lazy and cosy in a way you can be when home sick but minus the headache (bonus!). And the only way I really drink it is with added lemon juice (nothing fancy, just from one of those plastic bottles you buy in the shop) and a decent amount of honey to balance out the lemon. I tend to be decently ‘sensitive’ to ginger, so it often gets too strong for me if I drink a tea plain, and that’s the case with this one too. But with the honey + lemon, it’s just sheer spicy perfection.
I also have a special mug that this tea is supposed to be drunk out of. It has a moon on it. Yup.
I’m beginning to suspect that this is all part of Twining’s policy as the Earl Grey also suffers from what I am starting to call the American Deficit (when the same brand and style of tea has less flavor when purchased in an American Store than when purchased in other countries).
Some fair back and forth testing has confirmed my suspicion. A nice Earl Grey (not the best, but far from the worst) that’s reliably good when purchased from a retailer not located in the United States.