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Thank you Azzrian! I can see why you love this!!

This tea…I don’t know how to explain it properly, really. I highly enjoyed this tea. But there were some complications, I guess you could say. I’ll explain in my tasting note, so don’t worry.

Smell: Dry, in the bag. It had a floral aroma, with a hint of something citrus. Reading over the ingredients/tea description, it mentioned strawberry and lemon, so that makes sense. It’s a nice scent, and not too strong. Dainty, light, sweet. :-) Steeping it was about the same, though I find that steeping for most of my teas always kind of mutes the scent. It’s not bad, it’s just how it is. The color was nice, too, a dark reddish brown.

Taste: This is where I faced problems. It was REALLY GOOD! It was!! But I can’t really find the words to describe what I was tasting. One of the tea descriptors was “malty” and I don’t think I know what that tastes like yet. It also had a floral, sweet taste too it, which was nice, and that citrusy/fruity taste, but I couldn’t place the tastes. It was very yummy despite not being able to properly describe it, and I am very pleased with it. I’m glad I have enough for several cups, which also means a little bit of experimenting, but not TOO much! Oh, just because I always put how I make it: two packets of sugar in the raw. I think next time I may try a bit of cream. Don’t know though.

I also steeped this in a mug, like my other tea, but it turned out better because this mug held about 8 oz, and I properly filled it. So no diluting for today! :-)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

wow this sounds incredible!! it’s not an earl is it?

Violet

No, it’s just a floral, citrusy tea. I don’t think it is black, either, because it’s got a very dark reddish brown color. I need to check the tea description again….

Azzrian

http://www.englishteastore.com/bulk-loose-tea-lady-londonderry-4oz.html

Our Lady Londonderry Tea is a delightful afternoon tea with a malty floral flavor and hints of strawberry and lemon. This tea is made from black tea, dried orange, daisy white, and natural flavors. This tea is delicious hot or iced, and either way, your family and guests will feel like royalty!

For the best brew, Lady Londonderry Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.

The above link has a video about it too! I love that english tea store does videos for their teas :)

Azzrian

Violet you were right about the malty flavor! Its subtle though.

Violet

That video was awesome! I loved how he gave several ways to make it, i.e: milk, or no milk. Lemon if you want to bring out a bit more of the lemon flavor, what to eat with it, etc. I really did love the tea, and can’t wait to try out the other ideas! (Especially trying it with milk!)

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Indigobloom

wow this sounds incredible!! it’s not an earl is it?

Violet

No, it’s just a floral, citrusy tea. I don’t think it is black, either, because it’s got a very dark reddish brown color. I need to check the tea description again….

Azzrian

http://www.englishteastore.com/bulk-loose-tea-lady-londonderry-4oz.html

Our Lady Londonderry Tea is a delightful afternoon tea with a malty floral flavor and hints of strawberry and lemon. This tea is made from black tea, dried orange, daisy white, and natural flavors. This tea is delicious hot or iced, and either way, your family and guests will feel like royalty!

For the best brew, Lady Londonderry Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.

The above link has a video about it too! I love that english tea store does videos for their teas :)

Azzrian

Violet you were right about the malty flavor! Its subtle though.

Violet

That video was awesome! I loved how he gave several ways to make it, i.e: milk, or no milk. Lemon if you want to bring out a bit more of the lemon flavor, what to eat with it, etc. I really did love the tea, and can’t wait to try out the other ideas! (Especially trying it with milk!)

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