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This is my standard everyday office pick me up black tea. I keep a huge box at the office ( a very special thanks to Aunt Cheryl who brings it back from England for me)
I grew up with Lipton’s—it’s what my mother always had in the cabinet and I was never a big fan. I tried this tea, and it suits me much better. Is a milder taste, but still rich.
I have to be careful to watch the steep time and not forget about it. It can get very pretty quickly, to where I have to add in more water to make it drinkable. It does just fine with the hot water from the office water cooler as well.
I will be a customer for life.
I’m new to writing about tea, but I will do my best.
This tea was recommended to me by a waiter about a year ago, and it was so good I saved the paper wrapper so I could track it down on my own. It was this tea that started me actually paying attention to teas.
Since then I have gotten it as presents for two people (highly appreciated by the recipients) and I am lucky to be able to buy my supply at the wonderful Harney and Sons store in Manhattan.
The aroma never gets tiring. I love opening the tin and smelling it. The aroma is stronger than I expected from a tea but once brewed the tea’s flavor is much more mild. I don’t get the same strawberry and cream notes as most people here however. I do have to pay attention not to let it brew for too long as the tannin levels build up quickly. It does not get too strong or bitter, but will give me that cotton mouth feeling.
This will always be a staple on my shelf.