I have a little of this one left. 12 yo DS wanted iced tea today, and he requested it be black tea and plain (none of that fruity frou frou). It is so cute because he is always wanting to taste my tea anymore. He does prefer iced tea, though. It won’t be long until I can win him over to the dark side. He likes coffee, too.
This one is really good iced!
Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 50 oz), 9 actual tsp tea, freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Allowed to cool to room temp and then slightly sweetened and poured over ice.
I needed a cup of this for comparison to what I am trying later today. This one is smooth and sweet enough that I am able to bump the amount I sweeten it way down. (Someday, I am hoping I won’t need the sweet as much.) I have a sample of Emporer’s Red from the lovely JacquelineM. to compare…..and I am thinking she is the Emporer Red dealer in disguise….to get us all hooked and then…. I am sure there will not be a comparison, but it is the only similar region black I have in my cupboard for reference.
My morning tea since I am out of English Breakfast (I know!) Right now I am on the second steep at 5 minutes.
Good and easy. I did have this a few days ago, and way overbrewed. Not a good situation because it got very bitter. This is a good basic tea, just watch the steep time.
Still loving this one, and I keep bumping up the rating….it was a great pick me up late in the afternoon, as I was dragging from the weekend.
Second steep at 5 minutes. Just as good as the first.
I am starting to think this one might edge out Golden Monkey as my favorite black. I seeem to prefer the slightly deeper flavor. I know it really should not be that way due to price (Aren’t we supposed to like the more expensive ones better? ;) ), but how often does it happen that your favorite costs less? I think I will just enjoy it…as I will my Golden Monkey. Bliss. x2
Edited to add….the second steep was as good as the first….boiling water, 5 minutes.