2 Tasting Notes
I am really surprised at all the other reviewers who didn’t like this too much. I wonder if those who tried the “free samples” somehow got stock that wasn’t very good? I suppose a promotion could do that whereby RoT put out a poor batch…
Anyhow, RoT isn’t really the kind of company I usually go to for tea: they’re just too industrial, run-of-the-mill–ish, pedestrian for my usual taste.
However, I love this tea. I’ve been drinking it for a couple of years now in loose leaf. I do make it pretty strong (an overstuffed ball infuser for 10+ minutes)
I find the flavor rich and complex with a satisfying spice. It has a natural sweetness and doesn’t overpower with cinnamon. Instead, it has cardamom, clove, and bergamot flavors that enhance the straight forward black tea.
I am hopelessly addicted to Tea of Good Tidings. Everything about it says I would’t like it. There is just so much going on with the dense fruit and huge amalgam of flavors. Then the powerful black tea rises up on the nose and punches me right in the face!
But it all works delectably together. It is rich and complex without being synthetic. I’m rather surprised that the enormous RoT conglomerate is able to put out this sublime gift. I am usually more taken by boutique teas. This is impressive, and I always have a cup or two a day.
I keep my pantry full of it so I can drink it all year long.