6 Tasting Notes
This is one of the finest – if not actually the finest – whole leaf “pyramid” bag teas I’ve had. I have yet to brew it myself but have been drinking it repeatedly from a coffee stall in my home town for a number of weeks now. It’s strong, with lots of character and a nice kick of caffeine. I leave the tea bag in which I feel is unusual, but yields the best taste.
Flavors: Earth, Malt
A very malty Assam tea. It tastes almost as good as loose leaf, which is surprising for such a decently priced tea bag tea. My advice is to brew it in non-hard water – filter it if you can. I have yet to try it in hard water.
The taste is fairly strong, pleasant and the aftertaste is gentle and pleasant. I very much recommend this tea, and shall try it loose leaf sometime.
My last tip – brew it for 4 minutes at least for maximum taste
First to note is that I’m drinking from the tea bags and not the loose leaf, however I do think it’s worth reviewing it in bag form. This tea is quite simply marvellous. It might not be as fine tasting as a more expensive tea such as teapigs, or wearetea.com, but is certainly a measure above other teas in this price bracket. It is strong and malty, with a rich aftertaste and a very pleasant sensation post-drinking.
Be careful not to stew though. It can be too bitter when stewed.