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I am not normally fond of herbal teas, but as I needed a caffeine-free drink and I had a teabag of Ridgways Citrus on the hand, I decided to taste it.
The first thing I noticed is the smell: the incredible scent of fresh lemon. I tasted the freshness of the lemon too when drinking it, though the flavour faded away after a couple of seconds to become a less fresh lemony taste.
I did not expect much from this tea bag but it’s certainly the best Citrus-y infusion I’ve ever tasted. It’s not tea but it’s pretty good.
Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass
Herbals are my least favorite category of tea. But I’ve had this in my office all winter and have gone through several boxes since I first discovered it. I’d recommend it for those who don’t usually like herbals or who are looking for something a bit different in their herbal blend. The combination of the four berries blends well and is much smoother than herbals tend to taste.
Wonderful, bold assam. yummie. At times, I drink it with whipped cream to make it extra special. :0 in the Frisian way.
Also very nice without cream/sugar. Bold, no bitterness though. And tea doesn’t stew.
one of the few bagged teas I really, really like, and even prefer over some loose leaf assams…
This tea has a gentle flavour when served black, and doesn’t become too astringent until the second cup. Served alongside pastries during afternoon tea, this blend of Indian, African and Sri Lankan teas would simply be a part of the scene, but doesn’t stand out as anything extraordinary.
It’s okay, but not extraordinary. Like any other average black tea I’ve had. The tea bags are of the circular design, hence the contents are the typical ubiquitous black powder that has become oxidized over time due to a greatly increased exposed surface area.
While it does not have any additional flavourings or colours added (this is a good thing), ground up tea powder will always be sub-standard to loose leaf tea in flavour and medicinal quality. 3/5 stars.
I only have a few cups of this left and I checked the site and they don’t have it anymore. I really love it. I’m going to up the rating a bit. I wanted a strong black tea today and thought of this one. The flavor is a nice hearty black tea. It’s a triple threat of darjeeling, assam and ceylon. I think the ceylon must give it that stronger flavor while the assam adds a sweetness to it. So good. It’s a flavor that really lingers on the tongue. I received this in a non-Steepster tea box a while ago. I wonder if this is an older tea since no one else has reviewed it and it’s not on the Ridgways site (let’s hope it isn’t as old as Queen Victoria’s time). But it tastes so fresh and delicious, it can’t be that old! I think Queen Victoria would have wrote a nice tasting note on Steepster for this one. I’m going to miss this tea when I’ve finished my last cup!
I just got given 7 cases of this from a friend (I have no idea how or why she got that much) and I don’t really know what to do with it. It would be ok if it were a nice tea, but I don’t really like it. It is very, very strongly scented and adding milk and/or sugar doesn’t make this any better. Its a bit of a shame really, because I’m quite partial to Earl Greys.