I forgot that i’d had this one this morning so that i could pass the rest on to my parents. This is a pretty good morning black. There’s a lightness to it without losing any of it’s strength and it tastes delicious with a splash of milk :)
Thanks for this sample Sil!
I was anticipating this to be a typical somewhat astringent, bitter but bold breakfast blend. But it was actually quite smooth. No bitterness or astringency. I would say it was medium boldness but I also did not steep for too long. There is a bit of a natural wood-sy taste to it. The liquor is slightly sweet, its thick and creamy. Lupicia recommends to add milk, I can see why that would taste really good, but I am actually liking this one straight. Surprising since I don’t usually like breakfast blends. But I guess this is not a breakfast blend, it is an English blend!
Edit: Made this as a cold brew as well. Brewed for about 8 hours. Its not as good as a cold brew. Some bitterness and much more of a strange floral flavour.
A tea from my Lucky Bag.
I’m not a huge fan of unflavored black tea, preferring greens in general, but this is pretty darn good. I never found a need to add milk to cut any bitterness; I did try it once and it just adds a little creaminess to a sip. The aroma of this tea is sweet and fruity, and that sweetness transforms into a honey taste when I drink. I never found a need to add extra sweetness to this.
I got a sample of this in a swap package from ToiToi. It’s a nice basic English Breakfast-style tea. It’s very smooth and quite sweet, with fairly strong honey notes. I wouldn’t buy it – I found it comparable to Twinings EB, which is much less expensive – but it’s a nice, straightforward morning choice.