5 Tasting Notes
I might’ve had an older blend. Always prefer it iced, though, no sugar.
This is one black tea I’ll make a bag exception for because it’s just that solid. Guaranteed good cup and caffeine kick.
I brew this correctly only about a third of the time (no patience, in a rush, etc.). It usually is either too bitter or too flat. When it’s brewed just right and only about a teaspoon of sugar is added, the taste reminds me of the kind of tea I drank growing up in Russia. Very classic. Also, it doesn’t brew particularly strong, so it wouldn’t give you a kick like, say, PG Tips can.
Bland by itself. I always add rooibos chai and milk.
Teavana guy recommended this with the Rooibos Hazelnut Dolce (equal parts) and milk. I sweeten it just a bit and have it instead of regular chai when I don’t want the caffeine. It’s kind of my dessert treat when I want a change from pure tea.