31 Tasting Notes
Drinking between 5 and 10 cups of tea a day can get expensive. I decided I needed a cheap type of black tea that was still drinkable with and without milk for the mornings and early afternoons. I found this at City Gross in Stockholm and it seemed to fit the bill as a box of 100 bags was less than 16 kronor(~$2.40).
Plain, it tastes a bit bitter but I oversteeped it by a minute or two. It has a malty body and a slightly astringent finish. It would be good for a quick wake-up in the morning or the sort of mindless drinking one does while studying for several hours at a time. With milk and sweetener it’s nice, but I think I prefer it plain.
I’m surprised how good this tea is for such a dirt-cheap price. It’s certainly better than the big boxes of Lipton. I wouldn’t serve it to guests, but for days when my taste buds don’t feel like working too hard or I’m focused on something else, it does the job!
Smells strongly of lemon with a hint of bergamot. Plain, it tastes quite good! The flavors are well balanced and I can still taste the black tea, which isn’t too bitter. It’s sort of a semi-Earl Grey with lemon, which is good for those of us that don’t really love Earl Grey (me!). Adding milk and sweetener brings out some fruityness. I would be open to purchasing a whole box of this, though it would take a while to get through it.
I tried this first with nothing added to it, and it tasted pretty bad. It smells strongly of overly-sweet pineapple but has only a flat old black tea taste. Adding milk and sweetener made it drinkable, but I still couldn’t taste any flavors. It’s definitely the worst of the 5 varieties in the Voyage box.