Hallelujah! The search is over for a replacement tea for my daughter who says she MUST drink it during math or fail. Her London Cuppa is no longer available here, and I found out that it was heavy on the Kenyan tea, so I tried this one from the fine tea wall at SS. It is very low priced – only $2 the ounce! This is smooth like a Ceylon and has a lot of natural sweetness. I could drink it without sugar, but with sugar you have something akin to good ole’ Southern iced tea taste going on. This isn’t a high-falutin’ tea. It is a good basic, smooth tea much like Lipton loose or Black Pearl, but smoother. We steeped for four minutes but it could have used one more.
I am attempting to get a handle on the tea tin storage problem, which means it would be really great to get rid of all the tins I don’t care to have hanging about. Since no one was drinking this and we have a lot of tea we really like, I decided to 86 this ne by making a cold brew pitcher to finish it off. I left the leaves for two whole days but it isn’t bitter. It is as unspectacular cold as it was hot. On the upside, I now have an empty tin to fill with something I like!
A quick cuppa before heading out for my first radiation treatment, or as my eldest calls it, OFF TO GET MICROWAVED! I hope I get a superpower. Note to self: avoid dung beetles.
I thought I would give this another try. It is unchanged, as is my opinion! It isn’t terrible, it is plain black tea. There is a tiny bit of astringency but not much. It has decent body but lacks nuance. It would be fine with lunch but I would rather have a tea that makes me oooo and aaaah. I think this must come from camellia assamica bushes because I have that little tummy rumble I get when I drink assams and yunnans! I do best with camellia sinensis teas!
Another tea that ranks as “just okay” and fits the need for tea with a meal. Not bad, but nothing I would rush to place another order if it ran low. In fact, I probably won’t replace it! There are soooo many really yummy teas!