Lady Londonderry

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Black Fruit Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “I wasn't expecting this one to be so juicy! It tastes somewhat like my experience with Tazo passionfruit lemonade with a %{font-size:8pt}tiny% amount of crushed frozen strawberries blended in near...” Read full tasting note
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    CrowKettle 499 tasting notes
  • “A big thanks to Nicole for sending me some more tea yesterday! Always love trying more teas out! It's amazing that there really are so many kinds of tea out there. I think tea has coffee beat,...” Read full tasting note
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    Tea Sipper 1412 tasting notes
  • “This is the only Lady Londonderry I've tried so I can't compare to others, but this is pretty good. Definitely taste the lemon and strawberry. The lemon seems to intensify when this cools. It...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 523 tasting notes
  • “Repeat after me... Londonderry... NOT Londonberry. :P I read my friend's handwriting wrong and had a different idea of what this tea is. I see there are strawberries so I guess I wasn't...” Read full tasting note
    cavocorax 1700 tasting notes

From Granville Island Tea Co

A blend of Ceylon and Assam estate black teas, clover and lemon peel embellished with natural strawberry and lemon flavor. A light blend which evokes the elegant tea parties of 17th century aristocracy.

1 tsp per 8 oz cup, 3 minutes, 203F.

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12 Tasting Notes

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499 tasting notes

I wasn’t expecting this one to be so juicy! It tastes somewhat like my experience with Tazo passionfruit lemonade with a tiny amount of crushed frozen strawberries blended in near the end.

Part of me feels like I’m drinking juice. I missed sipping this while it was piping hot, but it’s an undeniably fruity, cup warm to lukewarm, with a good balance of tart and fruity. The ceylon accentuates the citrus, as it tends to do, and makes a cutting beverage.

I don’t know if this is a keeper but I look forward to using the rest of the sample for a “fridge” session later. Thank you, OMGsrsly, for giving me the chance to try this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

You’re welcome! :) I do like it, I just wanted more strawberry. I should go back to Granville Island and smell more teas…

CrowKettle

I should check out Granville Island too. It’s been a long time since I last visited and I had yet to discover tea at that point. :)

OMGsrsly

The tea store has expanded! They let you sniff off the wall, but everything is prepacked in bags to purchase. 50g minimum. Just FYI.

Amariel

I’m holding off on this one for a bit of a warmer day, as I think this one will be really refreshing. It’s supposed to be nice this weekend, so maybe then…

CrowKettle

Hmm.. 50g is a lot for one person with too many teas. I like the chance to smell everything though..

Sil

I haaaaate 50g minimums! Too much tea!

Amariel

That’s whyI love DAVIDs. I usually get 10-15g of new teas, to try, and then 25-30 of ones I like to have more of. I don’t mind having to refill faster, and honestly, I’d rather have 10 25g bags than 5 50g bags. I think it also keeps it fresher.

OMGsrsly

I totally know what you all mean. Granted, I bought bigger containers at Silk Road, but I know I’ll drink those ones…

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1412 tasting notes

A big thanks to Nicole for sending me some more tea yesterday! Always love trying more teas out! It’s amazing that there really are so many kinds of tea out there. I think tea has coffee beat, anyway!

This one is lovely! I’ve never heard of Lady Londonderry before. A nice black tea base with a strawberry and lemon flavor! I think both lemon and strawberry are equally represented here. The strawberry reminds me of the flavor that Butiki uses in their strawberry oolong I had a chance to sample a while ago. It’s very sweet and candylike. Yum! The black tea is perfect with these flavors. I’m surprised the black tea doesn’t hide the lemon and strawberry more than it does. Very good!

I’m wondering if anyone knows which kinds of black tea usually have a maltier flavor. (Assams? Ceylons? Others??)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Azzrian

Oh I do love Lady Londonderry! I have not had any of this in ages. I know I have some left somewhere. Need to find her! Mine is not from this company but I think they are all sourced from the same places. Good stuff!

Tea Sipper

It’s funny that teas are sourced from the same places. For example, along with this one that Nicole sent I got a Kally Biscotti tea that is exactly the same blend as the Tealux biscotti tea that I tried last week… it just had a slightly different name! Luckily, they will both be good though. :D

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523 tasting notes

This is the only Lady Londonderry I’ve tried so I can’t compare to others, but this is pretty good.

Definitely taste the lemon and strawberry. The lemon seems to intensify when this cools. It is a tart tea even when hot, though. Not sure I’ll try to keep this in the cupboard but it’s tasty.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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1700 tasting notes

Repeat after me… Londonderry… NOT Londonberry. :P I read my friend’s handwriting wrong and had a different idea of what this tea is. I see there are strawberries so I guess I wasn’t completely wrong.

It’s a pretty nice black, although I’m not really picking up on the strawberry/lemon flavours. Maybe I’ll add more leaves and try again tomorrow. :P

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec
ashmanra

If this is the same one I drink, and it looks like it, I also back off the steep time a LOT, LOL! This one becomes astringent to me. By the way, I have been trying to figure out your username. Does it have anything to do with the sycorax from Doctor Who? :)

Cavocorax

PHEW, glass I’m not the only one! I thought maybe I was just being overly picky iron something.

And it’s nothing that clever. It’s just some bastardized Latin for hollow crow. :) (Because I like corvids, and they’re always searching for something to fill then up). I probably should use a crow icon to make it easier to figure out, but I thought my hamster needed some exposure!

ashmanra

Ah, okay! We are Doctor Who fan geeks so I was trying to combine sycorax with something else and couldn’t come up with what! My username is just a combination of mine and my hubby’s names that he came up with a long time ago!

Cavocorax

:)I wish mine was actually a Doctor Who reference, but I’m a new fan, while this handle is a few years old.

Faith

Totally read LondonBerry. Silly brain!

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1607 tasting notes

This isn’t a tea I’d normally try with milk as it doesn’t mix with a lot of berry-flavoured teas. But it worked surprisingly nicely with this one – perhaps because of the lemon flavours?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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1481 tasting notes

Yay! Finished! I had one serving left of this tea, mostly made up of tiny broken pieces. I do like the fruity lemony scent and taste of this one, I’m just still disappointed that it was sold to me as a strawberry tea when I can’t really discern strawberry. Fresh berry, yes, but not specifically strawberry.

Oh well. It’s done, and the people I gave the majority away to seem to have appreciated the flavour, so that’s a win.

Still on my list? A strawberry black tea. Just. Strawberries.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown!

Thank you to Nicole for this sample!

I was beginning to feel like my palate was broken today because none of my teas were tasting how I imagined they should (or how the previous reviews made me think they should taste), but this one is good!

I don’t know why I assumed this would have bergamot, but a quick scan of the ingredients and I find I am wrong! Despite my longing for that flavor, I still am enjoying this tea!

It has a deep tea taste, but is still light and citrusy at the same time. Has a hint of a flowery note in the smell when I take a sip, but I’m not picking any of it up in the taste.

I’ve never understood what people meant when they said “astringent” in a tasting note, but this tea makes me feel like this would be an accurate description for this tea for some reason. Hmm.

Still getting the same super sweet aftertaste, but I’m thinking that might have to do with the soy I’m using now, rather than the teas. Not pleasant.

Pretty good!

EDIT: After reading other reviews, I feel I should add to this… Can’t taste the strawberry, but another reviewer also said don’t add milk to this and like I said I (mistakenly) added soy to this, so maybe that’s why I’m getting the weird aftertaste. I can’t break myself of this stupid soy habit! I need to stop it! With blacks I mostly want to smooth it out and make it able to drink quicker. I guess I could use ice instead! Ha!

OMGsrsly

In my experience, soy is generally fine in lemon or citrus-based teas. Regular milk might curdle, but soy just adds a creamy flavour and cools down the tea. I apparently have the same problem, in that I add soy milk to almost all my teas. :) Even grapefruit teas and LEMON teas.

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607 tasting notes

Decided to have this one today, since our weather has been very pleasant for the last week, and strawberry and lemon sounded nice. It was a toss up between this one and Long Island Strawberry from Steam, but in the end, I didn’t want to fuss with the temperament of a green today, and I also wanted a bit of a caffeine jolt to help my head feel better since I am still sick (but on the mend).

This one comes from OMGsrsly from our tea swap and meetup a few months ago now. I have been saving it for nice weather, so today was the day. It was slightly floral and fruity, and I definitely got a strong black base. I initially started it without milk, but with a spoon of sugar, but later added milk.

I can’t say it is my favourite since I picked up more of the black than the fruit, but it could be my weakened senses from being sick. I’m keen to try this blend again, when I am not sick, and maybe from another vendor too.

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i thought to try some teas today and of the 14 teas, i liked this, versailles lavender, and plum oolong the most.

of the 3, i liked the scent of this best.

yes, i would buy this! thanks Nicole for this sample :)

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