4 Tasting Notes
So I bought this at Walmart. I’ve read that PG Tips US is different. Welp it’s weak. Like it wants to be a good tea when it grows up, but it just can’t get there. The flavor is mild and smooth, slightly malty, but the mildness comes off as weakness. I can’t tell if this is overly “mild” on purpose or if it’s just some piss poor weak tea. The packaging is disappointing. It’s like a giant wad of bags in a box. None of them are individually wrapped, and they’re exposed to air. Something tells me this contributes to the flaccid (yes that’s appropriate) taste. Twinnings and Bigelow English/Irish breakfast teas are MUCH better!
So you know when you’re at the zoo and you can tell when you’re getting close to the elephants? There’s an overwhelming odor of dirt, sweet hay, and earthiness. That’s what this tea smells like to me. It smells like the elephant enclosure at the zoo. Now you’d think with a smell like that I wouldn’t drink it. Well you’d be wrong. I do drink it. I drink the hell out of it. It doesn’t taste much better than it smells, but it makes me feel like a super hero.
The taste is kind of sweet and earthy. The reminiscence of pachyderms that wafts into my nose kinda ruins the experience, but it’s not intolerable.
Flavors: Dirt, Dust, Earth, Hay, Sweet
I was so excited to get this tea. Who doesn’t want to tame their tension? However, it tastes terrible. How do I explain this? If you took a weak chamomile tea, and spit your slightly chewed wad of Big Red Gum into it, it would taste like this tea. In addition to the disappointing taste, my tension is still alive and well. There is no sedative effect, no soothing sensation. Just disappointing gum water. CS peppermint is quite relaxing; I think I’ll stick with that.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Mint, Paper