2 Tasting Notes
This is my go-to tea for after a workout. Actually, it’s one of my go-to teas at any time, for good reason. Not only was Tetley’s Earl Grey one of the first teas I really enjoyed drinking. The tea is slightly bitter and has a warm bergamot taste – more subtle than a lot of other Earl Grey teas I’ve tried – but is still unmistakably black tea. If you can find the loose leaf in stores, it’s well worth the extra couple dollars, but a pack of tea bags works (for this) in a pinch.
First off, I’ll say that this tea is nice, it’s just not my thing. The artificial sweetener can clearly be tasted. Initially upon steeping, it tastes like nothing but butter, but after it slightly cools you can actually taste the rest of it. The maple is there but not overwhelming. The papaya is definitely being used as a sweetener and gives it a sort of bizarre overall flavour as a hot tea.
It’s very musty smelling, from the artificial butter-like flavour, but otherwise is good. It was pleasant – I just won’t be buying more of it. It’s really good as a latte, though.
Flavors: Artificial, Butter, Mango, Maple, Musty