58 Tasting Notes
It tastes remarkably similar to what you’d expect upon reading the description handily provided on the side of the bag of tea leaves. You can even see little pieces of the sponge cake and coffee beans when you’re measuring out the tea before steeping.
I…don’t know that I buy that it’s caffeine-free. But it’s definitely tasty, especially with a splash of milk and sugar! :)
If other black teas ease you into wakefulness, this is a firm boot in the ass. And possibly a slap in the face, all at the same time. It’s as though this tea is saying, “YOU. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT THE RIGHT TO BURY YOUR HEAD UNDER THAT PILLOW?!? OUT OF BED AND ON YOUR FEET, ON THE DOUBLE, SOLDIER!”
This tea? It is the R. Lee Ermey of the Twinings lineup. Sometimes, that’s totally what you need in the morning. Other assessments that mention it as a potentially great tea after a night of heavy drinking are also spot-on.