12 Tasting Notes
Outstanding! This is one of my favorite breakfast teas. Strong, malty, and earthy—but there is a bit of bitterness to it. A splash of milk and a spoon of sugar take care of that, and turn this into a great way to wake up.
Definitely going to buy this one again.
Delicious! My favorite breakfast tea – I add a tiny splash of milk and a few grains of sugar to make my mornings. Somewhat rummy or malty, and though I don’t drink, I’m told it goes quite well with irish creme.
The mouth feel is, truthfully, a bit thicker than I’d like. That’s the only major drawback to this otherwise fantastic tea.
First, a note: this was mixed 50/50 with Adagio’s Currant tea.
I tried this plain, and it was too bitter and tannin-heavy. I added some sugar, and it was still too bold, so I tried a splash of milk. Perfect! The currant flavor masks a lot of the overpowering nature of Birthday, so the vanilla came out as an overtone very pleasantly. Still relatively one-dimensional, but hot and sweet and perfect for a birthday.
This tea tastes much like fresh strawberries, but the apple flavor really helps. Unsweetened it’s wonderful, and I tried it with a small amount of cane sugar, which made it taste like homemade strawberry jam.
My free sample (thank you twitter!) arrived today, and so I naturally had to try this “sneak preview.” Very jasmine-scented and -flavored, it has almost no notes of the oolong base. First steep – 180F, 4:30. Second steep – 185F, 4:15. Third steep – 175F, 3:45.
This tea is pretty mild, but has a very good flavor. Tart, and tastes just like a blood orange. The liquor is beautiful, and the smell inside the tin is remarkably strong.
Tastes like a strong mixed berry blend. I love this tea, and will definitely pick it up often. I’d imagine very good as iced tea as well.
I keep ordering this because it’s a great wake-me-up for the roommates and myself. Strong bergamot flavor – but not overpowering – and almost caramel notes. A splash of milk and a spoon of sugar make this tea perfect.
A great tea. Very light and refreshing. I enjoy it mixed 70/30 with Peppermint especially.