84 Tasting Notes
Orange teas are one of my favorite types of tea, so I usually have high expectations for orange teas. Unfortunately, this tea didn’t quite reach my high standards, but didn’t completely fail, either.
Color: A reddish-black tea, smooth color, not too dark, not too light.
Taste: Bentley must be known for subtle fruit flavors. I can taste the orange in this a bit more than the other fruit teas I’ve had so far (raspberry, and one other, I think?) but this has a slightly stronger orange taste, so I’m happy. It’s not too much, could even be a bit more, but with a fair amount of sugar, it’s actually pretty nice.
The first time I tasted this, I think I steeped it a bit too much and didn’t sweeten it right. So this is my second try I had it this morning after breakfast.
Color: It’s a nice medium green with yellow undertones.
Taste: It’s got the same smooth flavor of green tea with a definite hint of ginger and pear. The ginger is strong, but good strong. And the pear is light and flavorful. I happened to really love it, even though it was simple.
I love peach, and I think this satisfies as far as a peach tea goes. It’s a simple black tea with a nice, smooth peach flavor. Not as subtle as Bentley’s other fruit teas, I’m glad I can actually taste the peach. Maybe a bit of cream would do nice, but I have yet to try it. A little bit of sugar makes the peach even peachier, and I think it would do fabulously well if iced. Over all, a good tea.
I’ve had this tea twice now, and finally am able to sit down and review it. I am also pleased to announce this is my first loose tea, and I am very happy with it. It is true, I must say—loose tea tastes so much better.
This tea I think is meant to be a holiday tea, and the title “nutcracker sweet” definitely fits. It’s a very spicy blend with cinnamon notes and other spices, mixed in a smooth black tea.
Sweeten to taste, though it won’t need much, and maybe some cream will make it even better! :-)
To say this tea isn’t amazing is…..I can’t think of it. I love this tea, for so many reasons!
Reason number one: It is, indeed, a black tea, but it isn’t strong, and it has a very light orange flavor that is still strong enough to be tasted.
Reason number two: It takes to sugar well. I’ve been able to put lots of sugar in without overpowering it. That being said, it doesn’t need too much either. You’ll always find that happy medium.
Reason number three: It has a very light orange tint in color, and you can smell the orange. I always judge teas first by eyes and nose. :-)
Lastly: IT IS JUST SO GOOD AT ANY TIME!! It’s just so yummy!
Note: I have steeped it anywhere between 3 to even 5 or 6 minutes. It depends on your tastes. I usually settle for a lower steeping time as it seems to do best.
The bag that the green tea raspberry is also the same for this one, but this is black tea. Just a side note, I’ll change the picture later. :P
I happen to like this tea. :) It’s a smooth black tea with a subtle raspberry flavor. It’s not really strong, and it could possibly be stronger, but I like it. A little bit of sugar to taste and it’s a good cup. Over all, a nice tea.
Talk about bitter Bergamot. This tea……….is ok. Maybe alright. I wish I could give it an astounding review because…..I love Wissotzky Tea, and I love Earl Grey. But, unfortunately, this has a very bitter flavor. And the scent was amazing, it had a nice, dark rich color, and it steeped well and EVERYTHING.
And then I taste it and it’s……eh. A little bit more sugar makes it a bit better, and maybe some cream might have helped. I’ll enjoy it enough to finish the box, but I don’t think I’ll be trying this brand of Earl Grey again. sigh It had so much promise!
I think I rate my teas way too high, I am noticing. :-) But when it comes to Earl Grey, I like the strong flavor, as long as it isn’t bitter, and so far, in all of my Earl Grey teas, they all deliver.
As of today, I have begun researching the Bergamot used to flavor the tea. I can now use a name to label the flavor. Yay! So this log isn’t going to be long, or descriptive. I love the flavor of Earl Grey, and my top favorite brands, this one included, give that flavor without being overly bitter, and a nice sweet that will allow for a little bit more sugar, but won’t require a lot to reach my desired sweetness pitch. This particular brand goes very well with cream, unlike one or two others I’ve tried, even though EG seems to be a tea good with cream/milk/etc. So I love this tea, I think it’s great, and I’m going to continue to enjoy it!