Basic black tea- there’s very little remarkable about this tea, but if you require a cup of black tea, this gets the job done.
This is one of my go-to teas. My husband works for Starbucks, so we almost always have it in the house. I drink my tea English-style, milk and sugar, and that works very well in this tea. And it does wake you up, as the name implies. It’s pretty much an English Breakfast blend (which they’re subtitling it now).
Caffeine, that pretty much sums it up. This is a strong tea, among the strongest black teas I have ever tasted. As for the taste— meh… blander than any Twinings black tea, and most other major brands. But you didn’t really walk into Starbucks and expect them to serve you a really wonderful cup of TEA??? Right, you didn’t.
I steeped it for a bit longer than I originally intended to, but the end result wasn’t nearly as bad as expected. A little bit of sugar took the edge off of the bitter aftertaste; other than that, it was most certainly robust and definitely something I’ll be willing to try again (though maybe at a shorter steep time). Overall, a good morning tea.
This is defiantly a morning tea. I know it gets a bad rep for being harsh and slightly bitter, but this tea is a great alternative for people who don’t want to drink coffee in the morning.
I recommend drinking it with evaporated milk and sugar. It gives it a creamy texture that you don’t get with 2% milk and makes the flavour softer. I really like it when I’m on the go and don’t have time for breakfast.