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I guess I have owned this tea for about two years. It is one of the first loose leaf teas I bought, undoubtably at TJMaxx before I found out about Harney and Sons and Southern Season with their vast selection. Since discovering some really good teas, I have let several others just sit on the shelf. I really didn’t have a “mood” as to what to drink today, so I decided to revisit this one.
If you are not looking for nuance and you plan to add milk and sugar, there is nothing wrong with this tea. It isn’t as good as Thomas Sampson or Grace Rare Tea Pure Assam by any means, but it makes a hot cup of tea to warm you. I will not be repurchasing this, but I have changed my mind about just sticking it up on Freecycle with my other neglected teas. And youngest will enjoy it as she likes Irish Brekkie with lots of milk and sugar.
Because of the leaf size, I only gave it three minutes, and that was plenty. Boiling water.
I always tend to have my misgivings about bagged teas before I try them. I am glad that quite often, my misgivings were unfounded, because not all bagged teas are bad. I certainly would prefer loose leaf, and I do wish that this tea was loose leaf, but, as bagged teas go, this one isn’t bad.
It’s quite hearty and robust, with a pleasant malty tone. It has a hint of bitterness to the background, but it isn’t off-putting. It is more like a warning telling me that a longer steep time would be bad with this tea, but the very slight amount that I am getting now actually adds an interesting contrast to the cup.
Not a bad tea, and glad that I have enough to try it cold-brewed. Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a generous amount of this tea.
I have been eager to try this one for a while – I can’t remember the last time I have been this excited about a plain, black, bagged tea, to be honest with you! I’m excited because it’s a tea from Kenya and I have had a lot of luck with them – especially black/bagged teas, surprisingly! AND I’m excited because it helps support a cause! An Irish Lifesaving Service!!!!!
This smells STRONG and slightly crusty/bakey! It steeps to near coffee-black in color!
This is very robust! A nice strong black bagged tea, indeed!
An impressive bagged!
I’m sending 40 bags to Liberteas and will probably share my 39 bags with others, too, but I am saving some for tea-on-the-go as it’s perfect for that and for mornings!
Wednesday June 15, 2011
2nd Steep of the Day
Wanted some Brisk English Black Tea (did I Get It)
Steeped a AVON TANKARD STEIN (32 Full Oz’s)
This is a Great Bold Black Tea from Williamson.
A full Quart with 3 Teaspoons of Sugar was great.
But I have to Start it a Little Earlier in the Afternoon next Time
Keep on Steepin
Saturday Apr. 30, 2011
1st Steep of The Day
I Got My Thomas Jefferson Biography by Page Smith
And Repeated the Cup From Last Evening
Early Evening English Breakfast
This is a Good Strong Blended Black Tea
Great Flavor Rich Bold and Robust.
Great Sipping Cup with a Great Book.
Keep on Steepin
I needed a strong tea this morning and tea doesn’t get much stronger than this. 3.1g of Kenyan tea in a hemp bag with no string steeped for 2 minutes. Steep any longer and the spoon will stand up in the cup. Lifeboat has to be one of my favorite teas. I buy it when I find it as its a British tea and very hard to find. I’m sitting here thinking why do I like this tea so much. Its very brisk and does have some astringency. Its not bitter and has a wonderful taste. It will wake you in the morning as it is as strong as coffee. I’ve tried most of the English teas and I prefer this one. The tea uses no pesticides and is Fair trade. All this and it supports the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
I have been so busy lately with 3 granddaughters playing sports. I had to get in a tasting note this morning. This is a great breakfast tea. This tea is brisk and robust while being tasty and only slightly astringent. A very nice tea. This tea also supports the RLNI which is a very good cause.
After I figured out that Twinings Irish Breakfast tasted better with a 2 minute steep, I decided to do the same with Lifeboat tea this morning. This is my second cup and even though it is a tea bag, it tastes wonderful. The tea is brisk and robust without the bitterness or too much astringency. I know that the tea in the bag is more than likely fannings, but if you use quality tea you get quality fannings. This is a very good tea as long as you don’t over steep it.
This tea really surprised me. It brews up very amber in color and is very brisk and robust. The tea is not as strong as PG Tips and I was able to drink it w/o milk or sugar. It has a very clean taste for a Kenyan tea, no bitterness at all. The tea comes in hemp tea bags w/o strings and isn’t even flo-thru. I found this tea at a Christmas Tree Shop in Maine and it was very inexpensive. The date on the tea was 2012, so I bought it. A very nice breakfast tea.