6 Tasting Notes
This is one of those herbal teas I enjoy more for their properties than the taste. Don’t get me wrong; this one tastes good but it is not “the treat” I contemplate whilst sipping. This is my company to reading, working and just when feeling cold and needing something to warm me up.
The aroma of the tea seeps deep, strong and I need no to very little additional sweetener since the cardamon&liquorice combo has some very welcome natural sweetness and hint of heat. Tasty, simple and warming!
I actually enjoyed this tea (the most, out of all Lipton’s other white teas). With some sweetener of choice, and when cooled down a bit, it is great drink to accompany many kinds of savory appetizers and snacks. It has some pleasing floral notes but is quite unimpressive on its own otherwise. Really easy to over or under steep, and not the best white tea on its own, but with some company it works for me well.
Lipton Russian Earl Grey best works for me as-is when paired with desserts. Especially ones with a high sugar/butter content. When drinking this on its own I do like to add a touch of milk and or sweetener to tone down the citrus/bergamot flavor a bit. Strong, smokey black tea flavor, high notes of spice and citrus from flavorings.
I am usually not one for any kind of flavored teas (except Earl Greys and jasmin), but I found Cha’s Golden Mango as an (third) exception to my self-imposed rules against flavorings of any kind.
The mango part of this tea is strong yet supports the green tea underneath surprisingly well, instead of simply overpowering it. You can also taste fruit too, instead of just inhaling the aroma from the steam.
I found that this tea, lightly sweetened, keeps great company for savory snacks and sandwiches.