English Teatime

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Yum! This may be a plain black tea but I really like it. It is a nice tea to have while focusing on other things because you don’t feel guilty about not noticing all the special extras about...” Read full tasting note
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From Bigelow

Typically English, rich in flavor, and appropriate for any tea drinking occasion.

Invigorating in the best English tradition. Bigelow’s individual flavor-protecting envelopes ensure great taste and freshness. Indulge in the soothing ritual of tea. Sipped throughout the day, tea quenches, soothes, satisfies – and delivers healthful antioxidants. From the wonderful aroma that fills the air the moment it starts steeping, you’ll know that Bigelow tea is like no other.

Ingredients: black tea, Gluten Free
Steep for 1-2 minutes

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65 Tasting Notes

22 tasting notes

The first steep always has a pleasant bite, and dark liquor. I enjoy a cup or two of this in the afternoon, when I could use a bit more pick up than my sencha offers. I’ve never felt it needs milk, although I would often add milk to breakfast blends that somewhat stronger.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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531 tasting notes

This came as a free sample in one of my other boxes of Bigelow (a good way to market it, by the way, because this is not one I’d reach for otherwise). It smells like a standard English breakfast and tastes pretty standard too, although there’s a touch of maltiness and even a little bit of a baked bread taste. It’s not bad. I won’t be buying it but I will finish the last bag of it I have without any problems.

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2 tasting notes

This is the one I drink at work when I need a caffeine fix. Still trying to get over drinking coffee too much, so this helps.

Flavors: Cloves

2 min, 30 sec

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307 tasting notes

My dad came home from Florida with the remainder of a box of Earl Grey… and a free teabag of this. As it was not one that I currently had in my collection, I asked if I could steal it. He said yes, and so here I am, trying a free teabag of plain, black tea.
I’m actually thinking that the best way to have this may be steeped strong and with milk and sugar, which varies greatly from the recommended 2 minute steep (probably meant to be clear). I brewed it at 3.5 minutes, and… I’m really not seeing anything special with this. I want something stronger, richer, and more flavourful.
Glad I tried it, at least.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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32 tasting notes

Its very malty and bitter. Maybe i over steep it =(

2 min, 0 sec

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20 tasting notes

Good but not great. I drink it for the sake of a hot drink and that’s about it.

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6 tasting notes

Like others, I didn’t have high hopes for this tea, but I was pleasantly surprised. You only need to steep for one or two minutes (don’t go over even though it’s a black tea), and I don’t think I could take this without sugar, but it’s very flavorful. Just a basic everyday black tea. I do find it a little too astringent, though.

1 min, 30 sec

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93 tasting notes

added honey to it this morning. not such a good combo.

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45 tasting notes

A pretty okay standard black tea. Nothing fancy!

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386 tasting notes

The plain black tea was a little too bitter for me. I added in vanilla creamer and it was much smoother and enjoyable. A little honey would probably have tasted good too.

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