12 Tasting Notes
Outstanding! This is one of my favorite breakfast teas. Strong, malty, and earthy—but there is a bit of bitterness to it. A splash of milk and a spoon of sugar take care of that, and turn this into a great way to wake up.
Definitely going to buy this one again.
Delicious! My favorite breakfast tea – I add a tiny splash of milk and a few grains of sugar to make my mornings. Somewhat rummy or malty, and though I don’t drink, I’m told it goes quite well with irish creme.
The mouth feel is, truthfully, a bit thicker than I’d like. That’s the only major drawback to this otherwise fantastic tea.
First, a note: this was mixed 50/50 with Adagio’s Currant tea.
I tried this plain, and it was too bitter and tannin-heavy. I added some sugar, and it was still too bold, so I tried a splash of milk. Perfect! The currant flavor masks a lot of the overpowering nature of Birthday, so the vanilla came out as an overtone very pleasantly. Still relatively one-dimensional, but hot and sweet and perfect for a birthday.