64 Tasting Notes
I am so in love with this black tea. It doesn’t seem to matter how long I steep it (though I never steep it less than three minutes), it never gets bitter and is always good for one more resteep. It smells great and tastes really mellow. Thanks for turning me on to this, Sara.
This is a fruity black tea. I’m not sure I can pin down which fruits. The place I got it doesn’t seem to have a website. It’s in the Forum Des Halles in Paris, which is like a giant labyrinth with a 70s flavor. Irresistible has little colored sugar letters floating around in it. Brewed, it smells and tastes most like berry cotton candy.
This was mellow and surprisingly more minty than I expected, but still tasted of black tea. The vanilla was definitely in the background. It was very good for sipping.
I think this is the best chocolate flavored black tea I have had. It was very smooth, not too bitter, and more chocolatey than I was expecting.
This vanilla was pretty successful. It reminded me of Betjeman and Barton’s Le Classique, but maybe a little milder vanilla, a little sharper tannic kick. It’s a good substitute for when you can’t afford to ship over more Le Classique, for sure.
This is such a wonderful, mellow black tea. It’s mild enough that it doesn’t really have a tannic edge, and the first steep the best almost perfumed black tea smell. Second steep doesn’t smell as heavenly, but is still wonderful to sip.
I think I like this one better than Damman Frerés’. The black tea flavor come through more strongly.
I didn’t like this tea hot, but I LOVED it iced.
This was one of the first black teas I ever had, so the taste seems to be hardwired into my tastebuds to be comforting, even if it’s not the best black tea ever. I like to use it for iced tea, because usually I’m just so happy to be drinking something cool I don’t care what type of tea I use.
I love this strawberry black tea. I’ve tried quite a few others and none of them get the strawberry quite right—at worst, sometimes it’s slightly chemical. This one actually tastes like strawberry, and the black tea comes through, too.