95 Tasting Notes
This tea shop is right near me so after discovering Teavana and wanting to explore more tea I headed there. This was the first non-teavana loose tea I bought and I was not dissapointed. Delicate in aroma and flavor, great with a little sugar (total sweet tooth here). I have not tried brewing it since I got my variable temperature kettle and before then I would just put water in a mug, put that mug in the microwave set it for about 2 minutes and hope for the best. I’m sure once I actually have the right temperature it’ll be even better.
I LOVE this tea! The fragrance is nice and delicate and it tastes amazing, like a little celebration in a cup (I even drank it on NYE in leiu of actual champagne!). I brew according to the directions on the bag and it turns out perfectly. Since I’m a sweetie, I add a little splenda, but not much as the flavor is delicate too and I don’t want to overpower it.
This has been my first Earl Grey experience. I was a bit put off by the fragrance at first, as it was a bit too perfumy for me, but I liked the taste. I liked it better with a little splenda in it though. Better on the second steep but I didn’t think I could get a third from it.
Overall pretty yummy but I’ll have to be in the mood for it.
This has become my weekday morning brew. I make it in my Teavana perfect teamaker with about 3 heaping tsps and fill the teamaker. First steep is 6 minutes, second is 15. I can get a third out of it but since the instructions I’ve read for resteeping say to increase steep time by 150% each brew, it would require 38 minutes of steeping which just isn’t practical during the week. I do stretch it if the third steep falls on a weekend although then I’m usually exploring other caffienated teas.
I add a little brown sugar splenda blend (have to get the amount just right) to bring out the nutty flavor and sometimes I’ll toss in a splash of almond milk.
Yummy tea, energy, no jitters, and no crash. Works for me.