My favourite Murchie’s tea so far. It’s far better than their Golden Jubilee blend, and I think the grapeyness (or muscatel, if you will) makes the difference.
6 Tasting Notes
Perhaps drinking a lot of strong tea has ruined me, but I find this tea bland in comparison to other cheap-‘n’-cheerful brands such as PG Tips, Tetley, or Red Rose.
I prefer this to Twinings’ English Breakfast blend, I think. It’s stronger and more flavourful.
If Mango Diablo’s anything to go by, I don’t like spice in my tea. (Perhaps an iced spiced tea was a bad idea to begin with).
I found that the spice worked on me like flavourless pepper, making my throat and the back of my mouth itch and burn a little, and it overpowered the mango.
Malty and very strong. Just the thing if you want a cuppa to keep you going.
I smelled the chocolate chips first (the recipe says “white chocolate,” but I just smelled cocoa), then got the delicious light taste of banana (not overripe banana), with a very slight creaminess.
I don’t know if I would drink this tea regularly enough to buy some. Having said that, my girlfriend makes a mean banana bread with chocolate chips, rhubarb and ginger, and I think this tea would go well with it…