Monk Pear

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Chinese Black Tea, Jasmine Flowers, Natural And Artificial Flavouring
Flavors
Bergamot, Bitter, Floral, Pear, Perfume, Smooth, Jasmine
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “It’s a joke to name this Monk Pear, because it doesn’t carry any flavours like pear at all to me. It’s just bergamot blended with some weird, artificial fragrance that doesn’t even smell/taste like...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is another example of a tea that T2 stuffs up. I love Monk Pear tea and have for many years now after buying the one from The Tea Centre. However, this version does the typical T2 thing and...” Read full tasting note
    34
  • “My last cup for a while! I have too many in the cupboard… though monk pear is a sweet treat to which I will probably always return.” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “This is one of my favourite teas – the sweet pear and jasmine really gives that added refreshing zing that you get a hint of with bergamot. (This comes out especially when you drink it...” Read full tasting note
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Big, bold and sweet, yet surprisingly humble, a black tea blend with sweet jasmine blossoms, classic bergamot and crisp pear flavours. Pear is there from the outset, but the floral bergamot finish lingers for lovely effect. An almost full-bodied, heavier fruity black that takes a traditional Earl Grey and gives it a fabulously fruity twist.

Ingredients: Chinese black tea, jasmine blossoms, natural and artificial flavor

Brew: 1 teaspoon per 200mls, brew 2-3 minutes in water at 100 degrees Celsius.

Serve: Best black, can take sugar if desired.

Flavour: Fruity, Jasmine, Sweet

Strength: Medium

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338 tasting notes

It’s a joke to name this Monk Pear, because it doesn’t carry any flavours like pear at all to me. It’s just bergamot blended with some weird, artificial fragrance that doesn’t even smell/taste like fruit. It’s like a cup of Earl Grey that has gone wrong. Shame.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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This is another example of a tea that T2 stuffs up.

I love Monk Pear tea and have for many years now after buying the one from The Tea Centre. However, this version does the typical T2 thing and smells great but tastes like perfume. I was really really disappointed by this one.

Preparation
Boiling

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1024 tasting notes

My last cup for a while! I have too many in the cupboard… though monk pear is a sweet treat to which I will probably always return.

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8 tasting notes

This is one of my favourite teas – the sweet pear and jasmine really gives that added refreshing zing that you get a hint of with bergamot. (This comes out especially when you drink it black.)

Everyone I’ve introduced to this tea has adored it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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577 tasting notes

Autumn Harvest! Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans! This morning I decided to brew up another of my T2 sampler stash, a blend of bergamot, jasmine, and pear flavorings. I really enjoyed Bird & Blend’s (now discontinued) Jasmine Poached Pear, which paired jasmine and pear on a green base, so I have a feeling I’ll like that flavor combo on an earl grey tea too. Not quite the same, but perhaps a good enough substitute since B&B seems to rarely bring back their discontinued blends?

The steeped tea is a very dark cup, and smells mostly of the pear. The black tea itself is quite smooth with very mild astringency but the flavorings are so strong the base can’t be tasted much. The flavor tastes overwhelmingly of the bergamot, which comes off quite strongly, followed up by a floral jasmine sweetness. Since the bergamot is a little stronger than I tend to prefer, when it mixes with the floral, it comes off a little perfumey tasting on the tongue (though thankfully not at all in the aroma, so it isn’t bothering my migraine sensitive head at all). The bergamot and floral do mix well together, it just feels like their balance isn’t quite right, somehow. The jasmine can’t quite attone for a slight bitterness I’m getting from the bergamot, here. The pear hits later in the sip and fills out the mouth nicely afterwards, and I do like how these flavors go together… it’s just the strong open of bergamot at the beginning of the sip that seems to kind of throw the whole balance of everything off. I think if that had been toned down, the whole thing would’ve pieced together beautifully. As it is, it isn’t a tea I’d care to revisit.

Meh. B&B, can you please bring back Jasmine Poached Pears? Please? Maaaaaaaaah.

Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Floral, Pear, Perfume, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
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Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. B&B SOMEtimes brings back blends… maybe this will be a summer blend.

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Not the best Monk Pear on the market, but not the worst. A nice variation on earl grey flavours, the jasmine really gives it a lift.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine

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5 tasting notes

I love Monk Pear, and I drink it with no added sweeteners or milk. The T2 blend is a little disappointing. It smells great but it has a strong perfume flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

Although I am not a fan of artificially flavoured teas in any capacity, Monk Pear is definitely one of the better ones by T2. The pear flavour is subtle but sweet and is a refreshing change from the classic orange you find in most traditional Earl Greys.

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4 tasting notes

I live in a house of very picky tea drinkers and this one is definitely a household favourite

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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5 tasting notes

OM NOM NOM. also, added flowers!

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