This is a decent enough tea to me. It’s smooth and has a pleasant flavor, but it was a bit astringent at the end. I steeped for 4 mins. I’ll definitely give it another try, with less steeping time.
“Regretfully sipping my last sample of this one. Besides being a good quality blend, it just smells great—clove-y, maybe.” Read full tasting note
“The hotel I stayed at on my trip served this one as my complimentary breakfast beverage when I requested hot tea. Honestly the packaging thrilled me more than the tea itself. The little pyramid...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea! I have tried this one before, please read my review of it here: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=5744 Steeps up strong and has a pleasant enough...” Read full tasting note
“Altho this wasn’t a bad tasting tea…it did take me a little longer to get thru the cup! It’s fairly bold but quite peppery tasting. Not my favorite but not my least favorite either.” Read full tasting note
A perfectly balanced blend of superb Assam teas steeps a great cup, morning, noon or evening. Enjoy with milk and a touch of sugar.
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I tried this from their tin canisters and not their tea pyramids (makes sense, since we only carry loose leaf teas :p), and I found the taste a bit strong. I actually did want to try this tea with milk for the first time ever (for any type of tea), but we were all out, so I drank it straight.
Old tasting note from my phone
Steeped 1 minute, 450 mL water, 80 deg C
A very interesting black tea blend. Flavourful at first, slight sweetness in the aftertaste that reminds me of licorice root and honey. The tea is medium bodied, flavour of ground oats (but not toasted grain/buck wheat). Quite interesting!
Flavors: Honey, Licorice, Oats, Sweet
Staying at a hotel for a few days and they have these cool looking Tea Forte tea bags in the club room. This is a strong and malty black with a pretty generic Assam taste, maybe a little bit of Yunnan in it. It’s not bad, one of the better English Breakfast teabags that I’ve had. That said it seems that packaging is their “forte,” not the tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Malt, Sweet Potatoes