Full review’s now up: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1712/tea-review-tea-forte-forte-breakfast/ Having had this in a small quantity, I’ve decided now I’d like it by the pound :)
“Full review's now up: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1712/tea-review-tea-forte-forte-breakfast/ Having had this in a small quantity, I've decided now I'd like it by the pound :)” Read full tasting note
“Oh no! I cannot rate this one! I didnt even try it. My boyfriend had breakfast with me this morning, and, of course,I offered him his choice of teas. He picked out this one, and so I have no...” Read full tasting note
“I really like this. It is a robust and malty and delicious. Very little bitterness, and it is well-rounded. Smooth delivery. A moderate amount of astringency to this considering it is a...” Read full tasting note
“First of all, thank you to *Dinosara* for giving me this tea and others to sample. The tea came in little 'single-serving'pouches which I found to my annoyance aren't really 'single' servings...” Read full tasting note
Our organic, connoisseur grade Assam brews a robust, malty cup with an exceptionally smooth finish.
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Oh no! I cannot rate this one! I didnt even try it.
My boyfriend had breakfast with me this morning, and, of course,I offered him his choice of teas. He picked out this one, and so I have no review for you.
I will say that he added milk, and didnt finish it all.
Gah, worst Steepster review in the history of the world!
Thanks again to Fuzzy_Peachkin who sent this my way, even if my boyfriend was the one to drink it.
First of all, thank you to Dinosara for giving me this tea and others to sample.
The tea came in little ‘single-serving’pouches which I found to my annoyance aren’t really ‘single’ servings at all – there’e easily enough for two cups of tea in each little pouch and using the whole thing would have made the tea far too strong. It’s certainly not a whole leaf tea – most of it is in the form of ‘tea dust’ the type you’d find in a regular teabag. So far I’m not too impressed.
Taste-wise it’s a pretty generic English breakfast-type tea. It’s too bitter and astringent to take without milk, but with milk it’s decent enough. It’s nothing special to be honest, and there’s not really anything that would make me choose this tea over something cheaper like Red Rose.
1 pouch of loose in 450 mL water, bare, steeped 5 minutes.
I got a gift box of Forte single steep pouches a while ago, and this one was my favourite. That said, it can get bitter once you hit 5 minutes; it was more pleasant at 4.
A competent and pleasant Assam blend with, to my surprise, what looked like some CTC mixed in with very small leaves. Some malt, lots of body, but again, a tendency to bitterness at the end. Not the best Assam ever, but far from the worst.
My IE won’t let me access the slider bars, so I have to type out ratings. I give this one a 75.
I got this for the office at lunch because it described itself as “pre-portioned loose leaf” and “connosseur grade, whole leaf Assam”. It sounded promising- at least for a work tea.
I opened one of the packets and there’s a lot of tea in each one. I could probably use half of that portion in a cup, but I used the whole thing just this once as that’s the pre-portioned size. The tea contained a lot of dust for something that describes itself as “whole leaf”. I became skeptical of it at that point, but the tea smelled like a malty assam, so I guessed it couldn’t be too bad, right?
The liquor becomes dark reddish brown almost instantly and I couldn’t imagine steeping it for longer than I did- about 2 minutes.
First thought on sipping: Astringent! Astringent! Astringent! As it cools, it’s getting a little more bearable, but it’s definitely still there.
As I keep sipping, I’m detecting some maltiness and a slight fruity sweetness. I find myself craving some milk to cut through the astringency.
Further cooled it becomes more fruity and I even detect hints of chocolate, but not as sweet or smooth as other assams I’ve had.
I’m going to experiment with this at work, but I’m going to use half of a packet next time and steep it for even less time.
Interesting smell; reminds me of bread somewhat. I like to associate smells with colors, and this smell gives me soft, light-brown vibe (:
The taste is pleasant but not particularly remarkable. Or maybe that’s just me. I think my tastebuds are malfunctioning this morning. I’ll re-assess on a different day I suppose.
Was feeling sleepy after a long day so I decided to try Tea Forte’s Forte Breakfast blend to wake me up. I’m using a single steeps packet to brew this cup.
Steep time: 4 minutes
Dry leaves: Smelled nice but were unfortunately mostly powder.
After steeping the cup smelled fairly decent. The liquor is a very dark brown/red. Taste time.
A tad astringent, but very bold. I usually don’t drink milk in tea but this is one I would consider adding a wee bit. Don’t have much to complain about, but also nothing to rave about either.