16 Tasting Notes
This tea makes me sad. Sad that I bought so much of it. Its hard when you only have access to tea by shopping on-line and you have to take that risk that your click of the button will be proven worthwhile.
It is an o.k. tea. A basic Earl Grey I suppose. I find something in it to be too overpowering than others I’ve tried since. It isn’t the bergamont scent either so it must be something in the tea leaves themselves. The only way I can save this is by adding quite a bit of milk and some sugar (or agave nectar).
I still brew up a pot from time to time mainly so I don’t feel wasteful and if I get the milk/sugar ratio right I can raise my interest in it from blah to well, at least it is a warm beverage.
I’ve been feeling a bit of a scratchy throat and thought I’d try to fight it off with some lemon tea. I found this in my cupboard and brewed up a pot. I under steeped it for silly reasons (I have a new teapot and was using for the first time and excited about the whole process) but it proved to be the right length.
There is a strong lemon scent and flavour to this tea. Almost too strong and I wouldn’t like to over steep like I usually do. However I found it to be a fresh lemon flavour as if I had picked them off the trees myself. After a sip I added some honey as I find that it is a black that definitely needs to be sweetened.
All and all a basic lemon black tea but quite enjoyable.
I went into this not knowing really what it was as I just found the sample in the back of the tea cupboard. I was expecting something a bit more…well..super chocolate-filled. There is definitely a flavour of cinnamon which was nice but not something I would drink again in the morning. If I take out my chocolate expectations I would say it was a decent drink but definitely something I would prefer in the afternoon instead of an early morning treat.
Backlog: A great tasting Earl Grey. I usually loathe vanilla flavouring but this had just the right scent and touch. I think it being a creme earl grey is what did it. I ordered this in the sampler set of earl greys and had to restrain myself from drinking pot after pot of it. I was sad to use it up (on guests even! when I should have hogged it for myself!) and definitely can see myself ordering some again if I could only get over the shipping costing more than the tea itself. Darn Canadian postal prices.
Back log from this summer: One of the first iced teas I made. Was disappointed in it as I quite enjoyed the aroma of the tea and the idea of it was exciting. However, found it just to be too light. I steeped for a long time (again, me and my over-steeping!) but it didn’t seem to get better. In the end it tasted more like water with a tinge of banana.
I received this as a sample awhile ago and finally got around to using it this morning. I initially was put off by the idea of coconut as I’m not a fan but decided to risk it as I’m just bored with what is in my cupboard. I steeped it for quite a long time (forgot I had made it actually) and found myself enjoying the subtle lime flavour. I couldn’t detect the coconut at all which is probably for the better.
I don’t think I would shell out money for this but if I had another sample I wouldn’t be disappointed. I do love me some citrus teas.