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I know there are better lemon teas out there. This one is surprisingly subtle yet just tart enough to taste the lemon. It would probably be more refreshing on a warmer day. If you are looking for a milder lemon tea this one might be of some use. Will try again soon.
I purchased a sample box of Teas from Ahmed and i have to say this is my favorite one so far. Not too strong but not too mellow. A bit of honey & milk don’t affect the flavor much but it really doesn’t need much to still be a good tea.
I just want to stress that this is my own opinion and that i am very new to drinking tea. I received Ahmad Tea Darjeeling in a sample pack of their teas off of Amazon. This is the first one i tried and i was not impressed with it only because it was a bit strong and bitter even with a bit of honey added. I would recommend to people who like strong teas but probably wont be drinking anymore myself.
I have a penpal who also drinks quite alot of tea and we have a tea exchange going where we send old fashioned letters and swap teas. She sent me this tea recently to try. It’s is one of her favorites, but sadly not appealing to me. The color is gorgeous – a real fuschia, and the aroma is nice – but the taste is so bland – almost nothing. You get some light tartness from the rosehip, and some cherry but it’s so damn light!! Ingredients: rosehip peel, hibiscus flower, cherry pieces, natural cherry flavor. Steeped 10 mins, boiling water. Drank plain.
I really did not think that green tea would mix well with bergamot, but Ahmad proved me wrong. Both the green tea and the bergamot are light, and the combination works well. It easily held up to 4 steeps, and, like all other Ahmad teas, it is very inexpensive. I’m looking forward to drinking this one regularly.
This is actually pretty good considering what I paid. The taste of the bergamot is nice and not too powerful. There is little bitterness to this tea. I like this. It may not be the quality of Whispering Pines but is very good when you consider the price differential. It’s got a nice flavor to it. Picked this up yesterday at my local Indian Market.
I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.
Nice Earl Grey. Very easy to oversteep so it goes bitter. Recently bought it and experimented with all kinds of steep times and with doubling up on the bags. I wouldn’t go above 2 minutes steep time unless you plan to add sugar or milk to it.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus
I’m kind of a cardamom freak. I’ve always wanted to try this tea so I ordered some from Amazon when I needed a few other things. This is by far the largest tin of tea I’ve ever had at 17.6 ounces! The tin is HUGE. I recall having an 8 oz. tin of Florence by Harney and Sons that seemed to last forever. I guess I’ll have this stuff for years. Let me know if anyone would like a sample ;)
Now on to the tea tasting notes. I steeped it this morning in my Adagio tea maker for 3 minutes. I didn’t see an cardamom pods or powder in here. I think this is cardamom flavored tea. I’m not sure if the flavoring comes from oil or what. Compared to the cardamom french toast I had from David’s Tea this is much milder. Less cardamom-y. Since I have so much of it I might throw in some cardamom pods or desiccated cardamom into the tin to bump up the flavor a bit.
As for the tea itself, it’s a dark, somewhat standard ceylon. I found it had quite a bit of heft compared to some other ceylons I’ve tried. It has that citrusy, sort of copper-y flavor that’s fairly unique to ceylons. I had a mug of this in the morning with soymilk added. I haven’t tried it with sugar yet, but I imagine that would be good with this particular flavor combo.
Overall I like this stuff but I wish I liked it a bit more, since I definitely have way too much of it. I guess it won’t go stale anytime soon, that’s the good thing about black tea.
I bought this from an Asian supermarket because it was inexpensive and I like the tin. I honestly had very low expectations for the tea itself. I buy every variety of earl grey I can get my hands on, which means I’ve been disappointed more often than not. There are a few brands which have been very pleasant surprises, but most have been a letdown. My expectations for this tea were adjusted accordingly.
I would say that this tea is more of a pleasant surprise than a letdown, but that isn’t to say that it’s one of my favorite earl greys. It is a serviceable tea. It will tide me over when I don’t want to dip into my more expensive blends, but it is not my first choice when I go to the cupboard.
The coloration in the cup is quite nice. It has that deep burgundy that marks the better earl greys. The quality of the black tea itself is something lacking. It’s just not quite up to the quality I prefer. The bergamot flavoring is nice, and the blend is fairly well-balanced. All in all, this falls just shy of what I want in an earl grey. I won’t recommend it, but I won’t fault anyone who enjoys it.
This was a gift from my boyfriend for my birthday, as h knows I like a Darjeeling, and my stash is currently lacking in Darjeeling’s.
And, I’m pleased to say, this is a solid, decent cup of tea! This isn’t a fancy, bells and whistles cup of tea. Rather its good and solid and just the right thing for those days when you just want a good cup of tea.
Well done, boyfriend! Well done indeed!
1/1/2016 Evening cuppa. 12oz/212F/2min I didn’t measure the leaf, but I’d guess maybe 2 tsp. Someone gave me a little set of cute gift tins. I find that Ahmad teas always make a nice cuppa, and are great for builders tea. A little bergamot, a little brass, very nice sweetened.