I wish I had not read the reviews of this cuppa tea. It seems to be quite a few people’s favorite without exaggeration. Just looking at the color and the suggestion brewing times, I sense that this one is made for milk and sugar. I picked it up at World Market, after a friend who visits family in the UK highly recommended it. At the store I am usually a Twinings man, still missing the good ole Russian Caravan that is no longer available in the states. So I picked it up 2 pyramids, 3 minutes, at boiling, with a teaspoon of Stevia.
Oh yeah, this is what I would call an Orwellian cup of tea. First off, strong and bitter, begs milk and even more sugar. It is not a deep or a complex taste at all, but it is what people say, a very good and basic tea. It does have a ‘watery space’ that sometimes happens with some teas. But it is a good taste and I would say the closest thing I have had to coffee in a tea- that same color, bitterness, and presence as the bean counterpart.
Will this be, as so many people on here call it, my everyday tea? The ease of purchase, strong taste and color make that a possibility. However, a drop of milk or two will decide everything.
Note: I do admit, this tea would make a great iced tea.