24 Tasting Notes
As a hot tea, Berryblossom White is failing to wow me. I steeped it for the 3 minutes recommended on the package, and the tea has little flavor or scent, just a mild cranberry and tea astringent aftertaste.
As an iced tea, this one was even worse. It had a vaguely berry related aftertaste that I found lingering and icky.
This is my standing favorite loose-leaf tea. I prefer it with just a touch of honey and a little milk. When I first buy a canister of this tea, the creamy vanilla note is perfectly balanced with the Earl Grey. After it’s sat in my cupboard for a while (because I don’t drink just ONE tea, now do I?) the vanilla fades away, revealing smoky notes that are different from other Earl Grey Cream teas. I enjoy it in both phases, but a little more when it’s fresh!
I had high hopes for this cold brewed iced tea, since I’ve enjoyed brewing Lady Grey hot and drinking it cold in the past. Alas, in this case, Twinings has made bergamot into a bat and then beaten my tongue into quivering submission.
I don’t think I’ll even drink the rest of the box in my cupboard unless I somehow forget this terrible iced tea experience.
Even though I was drinking it old and stale, this is a lovely tea with strong notes of lavender. It’s good hot or iced (I’m drinking it iced today) and I feel, best sweetened.