Should I be afraid!? I see lots of not-so-good reviews on this one!? Oh well…I’m up for the challenge…
I must say when I see BING Cherry in tea – most places tend to over due it either with tarty-bitterness in flavor or a harsh fake smell! This it’s over the top on scent…I can smell the vanilla more than the BING.
I wouldn’t say it’s a stereotypical taste of either Bing Cherry OR Vanilla. I can taste the vanilla more than the berry-ness. It has a slight ‘roasted’ taste at first but then evens out. Yeah…certainly more vanilla over the cherry. Thankfully I didn’t fully judge it on my first sip because I made a funny face.
I must say it’s not my favorite and it’s not memorable but I can drink it and it’s better than not having any tea at all, eh!?
I will also say that when my black an flavored black teas were at a low – this could have come in handy because I was REALLY needing a black flavored tea!!!
I will hang on to this one for a standby. The more I drink the more drinkable it seems to be but…I would choose several other ‘like’ teas before this one. It’s not bad just not excellent! Soooooo glad I got to try at it and add it to my collection, tho, thanks to Doulton!