My #1 pick. I’ve experimented with all different preparation methods and have enjoyed them all.
“One of those what were you thinking mornings for me. There was more leaf here than I intended to use. This isn’t bitter but it is quite stout. Over leafing removes this from any resemblance...” Read full tasting note
“I tried this again this morning because I was knocked out for some reason. Needed something to wake me up! I didn’t use a full teaspoon for this infusion, since I really want to save the...” Read full tasting note
“The first thing that I noticed when I opened my 1-kg bag of this (via Amazon) was how tiny the CTC leaf pieces were. They are so tiny! I can’t even steep it...” Read full tasting note
“(moving note from 5 days ago to this listing now that I know who makes it ) tried to drink this in honor of the World Cup. WAY oversteeped it (It is very fine,...” Read full tasting note
This tea has a fresh, brisk flavour and a bright liquor. A full-bodied strong tea from Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa.
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South African KwazuluTaylors of Harrogate
I am a huge fan of this tea! It has a hint of black tea taste but it is very bold. If you are looking for a tea to replace coffee, this one is a strong contender. If you aren’t a fan of strong teas, you should lower the steeping time or cut it with something.
found this in a specialty tea shop in Pennsylvania and gave it a go…used coconut creamer and added some sugar (a little less for the 2nd steeping) for the first 2 steepings and it was excellent as a morning tea…tried a third steeping to see how it would taste and tasted before adding anything and it gave a nice sugarless/creamerless brew…really love it!
I’ve been drinking this a lot lately, in order to sipdown older teas. I purchased this about two years ago at the Discount Outlet near the house. The D.O. carries overstock from Amazon and various stores around Northeastern Ohio. They often have tea priced down a lot, but it’s rare to find tea there because of people like me, who buy the stock out, and give it away to friends and family. I’m looking at the tin and I bought this at $1.99 for 125g.
Anyway, the tea is pretty basic, but it’s a good tea to have when you’re on the go, storing it in bags, or need a quick fix. It’s a tea that I put cream or sugar and/or both in, depending on the day/my mood. I’d like to drink this more often, and may make the habit of doing so in the mornings. That, or see if my father will take it for himself.
This is a nice tea for today, since it is snowing and cold outside (who has ever heard of April snow showers brings May flowers?). I’m not planning on heading to bed early tonight, nor getting up early tomorrow, so I’d figure that it’s okay to drink the “hard” stuff. Ha-ha. Then again, I’m still coming down from the drunkenness which the ’07 W2T Basic Raw Pu-erh sample that LP had given me (a review on that later).
my first steepster tasting note. after more than a decade of marriage and bagged twinings EB by the cup, i am branching out and it turns out that with tea, i really am easy to please. cannot claim a favorite tea blend just yet, but i am convinced this will remain high on my list. the flavors in this tea are elusive; or i am just not very discerning. in any event, my first cup this morning was just about perfect and the second cup, still steeping in the pot was also pretty good. yes, there is an aftertaste with this tea, but that flavor is what keeps me reaching for my cup. there was a less flavorful aftertaste with the third cup, but you would be less so too after 30 minutes in boiling water. this is probably important: i always drink with whole milk and 2 spoons of sugar and i also keep my steeping teapot covered while drinking.