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Recent Tasting Notes
I made a tea pop for the first time, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I started with a fairly basic tea – this supermarket herbal, in fact – in case it didn’t turn out for whatever reason, but fortunately it has!
The base is a simple syrup – 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, with 4 bags of tea infused in the boiling water for 5 minutes before the addition of sugar. I used 4 david’s perfect teaspoons of syrup and topped it off with sparkling water. It’s not quite as fizzy as I imagined, but I suspect that’s my choice of water more than anything.
I’m not usually a fan of lemon and ginger tea, but in this case I just used what I had to hand (and what I thought might be nice for my throat…) In actual fact, having made it into a syrup seems to have muffled the ginger and amplified the lemon, so it’s actually nicer than I expected. It reminds me of honey and lemon flavoured glycerine (and I’m rather a fan of that, so it’s no bad thing in my book.)
After this small success, I’m looking forward to experimenting a bit more with syrups as the weather gets warmer!
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Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Mint, Peppermint
This box o’tea was 1 pound 49 pence at Tesco in England for 125 grams of tea. What made me smile is that I was expecting tea leaves, because the word leaf was in the name. aaaaahahaahahahaaaaaaaaaaa! This stuff is smaller that ctc. It truly looks like coffee grounds when you’re done with it. BUT, with that said, it isn’t bad. It’s a bit malty, a bit better than the “80 bags a box” tea blends in England and takes milk and sugar well. Even though this is almost powder, I think it could take the full 5 minutes steep without bitterness, as I chickened out at 3 minutes due to the size of the leaf. A nice souvenir from England for the non-tea fanatic? Yes. Something extraordinary? Nah. But I’m not throwing it away or giving it away, so that’ll tell you it ain’t that bad!
Its what it says on the box a blend of Assam/Ceylon and African Teas.I’d say it’s mellow and the colour is a deep gold. Taste – nothing to write home about. An every day tea for drinking all day while you wish you’d bought a packet of Ringtons classic 1907 blend instead.