Talked in the Discussions about this tea earlier today, and while I was out returning borrowed material to the library and the video store I bought a pack of this and Twining’s Darjeeling at my local Kroger. Wanting to take a chance with some loose leaf, I was shocked that upon searching my tea aisle for loose leaf varieties, I literally found none.
A little disappointed, I went home and tried the bagged version of this blend.
The smell is light, even after having steeped for the full five minutes and the color is dark. I can taste the black tea in there, under some citrus, fruitiness, and a pleasant, refreshing aftertaste that I can’t put my finger on. I was worried, when I notice that in the ingredients list it lists artificial flavoring, so that does reflect in my final score for this drink. Eh, to me, tea is supposed to be pretty damn guilt-free, and having artificial flavoring kind of takes away from that aspect.
Steeped this twice more, still tastes great, new rating reflects that.
All in all, a yummy tea, and one that I would have paid a bit more for, just to have it minus whatever the “artificial flavoring” was. I think it could have stood up well enough on its own without the artificial stuff.