This is another of the bagged Taylors of Harrogate teas I got to try during my stay at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, KY. I know I have said it before, but I honestly tend to loathe bagged green teas. This one did not do much for me, but that being said, I did find it to be slightly more drinkable than most standard bagged green teas.
I prepared this tea using a one step Western infusion process. Again, I never attempt to reinfuse tea bags. I steeped this tea for approximately 3 minutes. I have no clue what the water temperature was. Even though the back of the packet suggested that the bag should be steeped from 1-2 minutes, I decided to go with 3 as I could not pick up much of an aroma after 2 minutes had elapsed.
After infusion, the straw gold tea liquor produced mild aromas of grass, straw, and honey. In the mouth, I picked up a substantial note of honey on the entry that was quickly chased by milder notes of grass, straw, and hay. There was also a slight floral note that was most apparent on the finish. It reminded me a bit of flower nectar.
All in all, I found this to be very boring, but then again, who really gets excited over bagged green tea these days? For what it was, it was pleasant, but not something I would reach for on my own unless I had no other options. I do not think I could move myself to recommend this to anyone.
Flavors: Floral, Grass, Hay, Honey, Nectar, Straw