3 Tasting Notes
I gave into the marketing for this tea and thought it would a be a great 9:30am tea.
That’s about the time where: I’ve cleared my emails, checked the previous days activity, somehow managed to say morning to my colleagues whilst still being asleep and caught up on news/gossip. These activities also don’t tax the mind so much, so I’m still a bit tired and need a bit of a jolt. Instead of taking swig of oxygen form the cylinders near my office (which If i got caught would get me fired) or injecting my self with some FDG (look it up, this would also get me fired) I decided to give this tea a shot.
The problem with this tea is the flavor combination. The marketing is right, it will give you a jolt but only because the combination of flavors is so repulsive. The lemon grass and ginger is all I can taste. Giving you a hot bitter taste every sip. As it loses temperature, the ginger loses all its flavor and your left with lukewarm lemongrass. Which is just bitter. I don’t know what fruit they are talking about on the box, but it doesn’t matter because the other two flavors completely overwhelm it, if it is even there.
If like me you need that little bit of a lift at work, I would suggest a white tea of some sort with some flavor, Clipper do some fantastic ones. Or you can get into a fight at work but this would probably get you fired.
Like Rijje, I also bought this tea because of the beautiful box. I wish I had the read the small print though because it did result going back to my flat and one of my flatmates saying
“eeer Mo, this tea is for women who need their hormones balancing.”
Well, there wasn’t much I could do expect laugh at myself.
This shouldn’t distract however that is quite a pleasant tea. It does taste sweet but has a hint of bitterness from making it overpowering. The colour is something you get used too and it smells fantastic.
Even if it’s not your time of the month or if like me you can incapable of having time of the months, I suggest you give this tea a shot if your after something a little different.
At the time of writing, this is the best Darjeeling available in the United Kingdom. For a black tea; it is light and it does offer a subtle fruity flavor. It still remains swirling in your mouth an hour after your have drank it. This is exactly what a Darjeeling should taste like. It is a staple of my daily tea routine at about 3:00pm. It’s perfect way to start signal the end of the working day and the start the transition into the evening.