90 Tasting Notes
Perfect accompaniment to crochet, chocolate & a particularly baroque episode of Midsomer Murders on iView.
Delicious delicious delicious. This is an exquisitely balanced chai blend, perfect brewed up strong with milk as recommended. I love it!
I am more of an Irish Breakfast type, but I do enjoy a good English Breakfast on occasion. And this IS a good English Breakfast. The brewed leaves are an attractive mix of greens and coppers, with a pleasant fruity scent. The liquor is a robust amber shade with excellent clarity; it tastes bright, smooth and a touch rich/fruity. Even brewing for five full minutes doesn’t make it rough or unpleasant. I haven’t tried adding milk or sugar to it – there is really no need – but I can definitely recommend drinking it alongside a piece of toast with honey, for one of the best breakfasts around.
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This is quite a pleasant, relatively robust black tea. Not the most exciting, but ok for everyday drinking or for when you want something that you don’t have to concentrate on too much.quuite nice with milk and sugar as well.
I’ve nearly finished my bag of this and it is still delicious. Thick and robust and just lovely. I’ve been having it with breakfast the last couple of days and it is a great alternative to an Assam type breakfast blend if that’s your cup of tea!
Much darker in colour and rather stronger in flavour compared with other first flush Darjeeling teas. Drinking a cup in comparison with the Arya autumnal flush from last year. The Ruby has a distinctly greener taste, less fruity, although it is also a bit toasty. Less muscatel flavor in teas from this estate? They both have the flavor profile that I associate with Darjeeling but it is subdued. This is a lovely tea to look at, the leaves are extremely long, thick and beautifully twisted.
Enjoying a cup of this in company with some first flush Ruby from the same estate. Wet leaves had aromas of chocolate, kind of keemun-y, and then hints of raspberries. The tea also has keemun like flavors and is more fruity/toasty in flavour compared with the greener taste of the first flush. Liking it a lot. Am sure that these two teas will cure what ails me today (namely a bad headache and lack of tea).
Oh yeah, this is powerful stuff. I forgot! Definitely feeling wide awake now!! Whee!
Boy, the sweetness in the aftertaste is great.
Had a pot of this hen I was out for lunch today. The people at The Groove Train actually put the teabag into e pot of hot water for me! Wow! A lot of times they don’t, despite the fact that I.am.paying.THEM.to.serve.me.tea. WTF.
But I digress.
This is quite a nice chai, heavy on the clovey, star anisey side, a little light on the tea side. I quite often order it when I’m out though, because it’s a good, though predictable, non-powdered chai option.