Still trying to decide if I really like Earl Grey tea. At first, I did not care for the black tea base, but as this cools it is better. Would I buy this tea again, the jury is still out on that note. The bergamont is not too much, but it is there. I can taste the grapefruit notes and can’t decide if I really like it…
295 Tasting Notes
This is really good. Nice toasty flavor profile. I can see this becoming my everyday afternoon tea:)
OMG, I thought I have had good Ceylons…hold the phone! This one is better than anything I have tasted to date.
Nice tea smell to the leaves. 3 minute infusion, dark amber (almost reddish) brew. SMOOOOOOTH taste. I was going to make this into iced tea, but thought I will taste it hot before I add the ice, I may not ever get ice into my cup. Really nice, bright Ceylon that stands up all by itself. No need for milk and sugar here.
Drank this all day yesterday as an iced tea. This is a nice tea served hot, but when you get it really cold, the Pekoe flavor really pops! IMO, This Ceylon is too light to be served with milk and sugar. Just go for the iced…WOW!
Be sure not to brew this one over 3 minutes or bitter is what you will have in your cup.
Thanks to MRAWLINS2 for letting me sample this tea with her today. I was completely amazed at the appearance of the leaves. Long, rolled leaves with a matte black color. The smell of the dry leaves had a scent..is that cocoa that I smell? We brewed this in my Ingenitea and watched as the leaves unfurled and danced around…way cool! A nice amber brew in my cup. Now for the first sip, black tea with a nuance…an earthy tone. Where have I tasted this before? MRAWLINS2 is right, it reminds me of a dark oolong. This is one tea that could go for several infusions. I agree with Ricky, this is a must try for all black tea lovers. Lots of layers to this tea. The smell of the wet leaves reminds me of a robust Ceylon, could that be? This is one tea that deserves another tasting note in the near future. I will be watching for MRAWLINS2 review with anticipation:)
First, let me start off saying that I am not too fond of green teas. MRAWLINS2 keeps telling me that Japanese greens are better. Today we tried this tea. The smell in the bag is like burnt popcorn. The taste in my cup is Butter popcorn. Very filling tea that would make a great afternoon snack. I am currently at 3 infusions and will probably push this to four before the afternoon is over. I am really surprised at how much I like this Japanese green tea:) Thank you for sharing your tasting of this tea with me today:)
Sweet, but not too sweet. Vanilla, yeah…it’s in there! The smell in the tin is a cross between vanilla and caramel. Smooth, creamy and decaf too! This will be a staple in my cupboard.
Got this tea for a teacher appreciation gift this week. The smell in the tea bag is citrus. Brewed it for 2 minutes. I can taste the bergamont, but it is not overpowering. Light, basic black tea that did not require milk and sugar. I am pleasantly surprised:)
This was actually the very first tea I ever purchased. I had recently added this to my shopping list and today in the mail was this sample! The tea bag smells wonderful. The brew is light and refreshing. I am not a big green tea fan, but this is doable for me. I always tend to gravitate to ginger and peach flavor profiles. I like it:)
Sinharaja. I have missed you in my cupboard. Opened the brand new tin, inhaled…smells like tea, really good tea and I proceeded to brew a pot of tea. Boiling water and 4 minutes later, I am in heaven with this one.
Simple. One taste. Pure enjoyment. I did add two soup spoons of milk to my 12 ounce cup. It looks like velvet. I have never noticed this tea being bitter or astringent. I drink it morning, noon and night. Multiple brews are possible, although I have never had much luck going past two infusions.
I am glad the mail came today:)
I was craving a dessert tea tonight. After rummaging around in my tea cupboard, I chose this bagged Chai. The smell in the dry tea bag is spicey and sweet. After a 3 minute brew, the color in my cuppa is a nice amber.
Added a wee splash of milk and viola, a dessert in my cuppa. My mouth is filled with the spiciness of the brew. The black tea base is nice, not bitter. Adding the milk made the tea creamy and NOW, I can really taste the vanilla popping in my mouth. This is simply delicious and exactly what I was craving tonight.
The best part of this tea is the price point: $2.50ish a box for 20 tea bags. Bigelowe remains my favorite grocery store brand bagged tea. My cupboard has never know a day without this tea and while I took a “vacation” from this tea, I am reminded today that this simple, inexpensive tea is still in my top 10 list.
Since I ran out of Sinharaja, this tea has been my go to tea for the mornings. This is a mild, tea with no bite. It does not take milk well…so I was thrilled when my hubby gave me a $25 gift certificate to purchase tea!!! This is the BEST gift…I ordered Sinharaja and the two teas from Harney that were on my shopping list:) Florence and Vanilla Comoro
Trying this tea again tonight. Better than last time. I used 3 scoops for my teapot and brewed for 2 minutes. You can really taste the bite of the ginger. I am not too fond of the grassy smell coming from my cup. I am wondering if this has too much other stuff in it…I have discovered that I like straight black teas better, mayber I woul like green tea better plain.
My daughter came by today and started brewing this tea up. At 3 infusions, the orange begins to shine through. At four infusions, the taste changes to a Japanese green tea. This tea has multiple personalities! She did all this in my Chatsford, which I have NEVER done, because I thought the leaves needed more room..but once again her fearlessness shines through with tea:) She began brewing at 3 minutes and increased each subsequent brew by one minute.
Smells wonderful in the package, smells great while brewing. Taste is a little weak IMO.
Tried a sample of this tea today. I liked it. It sort of reminded me of coffee. I did not really taste the tropical notes, but overall a good tea.
Made this in my 2 Qt. automatic iced tea maker today. 10 scoops. Perfection. You can really taste the peach notes.
Drinking this today for my throat and nose. Really pepperminty and comforting.
First I got this as a sample. Loved it. Bought a 2 ounce tin. Have not liked it so much since:( It just tastes like hot water.
I have turned to my old faithful Brand of bagged teas. Nothing tastes right today, but this does and at least now I am not wasting my Golden Moon teas. My taste buds are off due to this cold, but even with a cold that last bagged tea I brewed was most distressing!
Bad bag? Tasted awful..:(
Started my day at 1:30 AM with this tea. Sick today with sore throat. This always seems to help. Very pepperminty and soothing. This was the last of tin:(
I have drank this tea most mornings since it arrived in my mailbox.
I like to drink this plain. Very, very smooth. Tastes like a great cup of tea to me. Black of course, is there another kind better for mornings? I think not. Not a great caffeine kick, but enough to help me face my 8th graders. Overall, I think this tea will have a permanent place on my tea shelf. Speaking of my tea shelf, I reorganized my teas this morning, put them all in one place. I really need to drink more tea, I have a lot of tea for one person to consume before the tea leaves start to wane….as I wait patiently for the TTB to arrive in Texas(sigh).
Drinking this tea this morning with hazelnut creamer. Yummy!
This tea is stronger than the French Breakfast tea from Golden Moon. I like to drink this Ceylon with creamer.