6 Tasting Notes
I usually go for the Organic Numi Green Jasmine, but I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store for some reason! So I picked this up instead, and am happy to report that it’s really very good. Tastes almost exactly the same as the Numi version, maybe even better. Although I had to steep it longer than usual. High quality taste for a reasonable price. Can’t go wrong.
With my crazy Irish mother and father, grandparents and great-grandparents, I have honestly been having this tea for as long as I can remember. It’s just lovely. Very robust, strong, and kicking. I steep for about 4 minutes, and usually add more milk and sugar than I probably should. It’s ALWAYS in our cupboard, and is definitely my go-to morning tea. Reminds me of a crisp autumn day, sitting inside with a warm and smooth cuppa.
This is my go-to tea for every day! When I’m not feeling like something herbal, but nothing too strong like Irish Breakfast, I’ll reach for this. I like that it’s authentically British, and tastes better quality than, for example, something like Red Rose (which is still reliable, but meh). I add lots of milk and one tablespoon of sugar, and I’m left with a warm, cozy cuppa that reminds me of mornings spent at my grandmother’s house. I usually go for the Orange Pekoe variety. Love this brand!
Just tried this tea for the first time this morning, after being intrigued by the beautiful picture of the Buffalo on the packaging. It was a little decieving. When I opened up the box and smelled the teabags, they smelled almost exactly like Irish breakfast tea or even English Breakfast. So was expecting a similar taste. But as soon as I poured the boiling water over the teabag, it gave off a strong, smoky smell. After steeping for about 2/3 minutes (I generally like my black teas less robust), I added a little bit of sugar and milk. The taste was very unique! I’m actually pleasantly surprised how something so earthy and smoky can be so comforting! I did not, however, notice any sort of “wake me up” qualities in the tea. But this might be because caffeine, even in coffee, rarely affects me. Overall, a “campfire in a cup”, and a very interesting tea. Will definitely be finishing the box.