So my boyfriend apparently found this sitting on the table in the lunch room at work and gave it to me. Err…thanks, I guess.
The tea bag looked pretty generic and it didn’t have much of a smell to it (who knows how old it is). I was pretty cautious with the steeping time and temperature and the result was…surpringly palatable. I was bracing myself for something harsh and horribly bitter, but it’s actually a fairly smooth, quiet tea. I guess that’s the ‘mellow taste’ they mentioned on the packaging. I’m glad I didn’t steep it longer or hotter though because there’s a bit of a tang that tells me that the tea was within a hair’s-breadth of turning bitter.
There’s not a lot of depth or complexity to the flavour of this tea, so it’s really kind of blah. I’d drink it in a Chinese restaurant or something, but otherwise I think I’ll stick to my loose-leaf greens.