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This listing says duplicate, yet I don’t see an original, so I’m posting here. Before I ran out of milk, I was drinking tons of this tea. I have to steep it for longer than I’d usually steep a black tea in order for it have a rich enough flavor. It tastes nice as a latte but really wouldn’t be too great straight. I wish the bergamot were stronger. So I’ll finish this box but would go with different decaf EG options in the future. Not a bad choice, not as weak as some others, but could be more flavorful. But I had a different decaf EG the other day, and actually found that I prefer this one. Hmmm rankings are hard.
My favorite decaf EG. It avoids the overwhelming flat, stale aftertaste that many decaf teas have. The bergamot oil is good quality, which helps a lot. Good with a splash of milk. Sometimes I want real tea in the afternoons, so decaf is my only option unless I want to be wide awake all night.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Tannic, Tannin
A tea bag from Madeline, thank you!
Ah well, I don’t recall when I had Darjeeling for last time and moreover tea bag! Of course I was sceptical; but actually it is quite good.
I mean… decent and expected from tea bag. It is quite highly tannic, and somehow generic black tea flavours. Bold even after two minutes steeping, though they suggest three.
There is some note that I am not able to say simple descriptor of. It’s freshness, but not in minty way. Some kind of light notes, but not the florals. I noticed it only in Twinings Darjeeling (I recall I had it earlier for sure, but not US version).
Anyway, finished my cup and it gave me so needed caffeine boost (I am becoming addicted or what?!).
Flavors: Tannic, Tea
I found a sample tea bag of this tea, so I tried it, and I must say it was a very nice surprise : a fruited green tea, from one of the big companies, to begin with, in teabag even…a lot of mango in nose, and the sweetness of litchi in finish, but all smelling and tasting very natural. I´m not much of a green tea expert, but I even think the green tea base is really good.
Flavors: Green, Lychee, Mango
Tea from postcrossing THANK YOU envelope 6/6. after 2 months and week
Perfectly Balanced Yup, that is right.
Brewing Instructions: Steep 2 minutes or to desired strength That’s good, I did 2 minutes and it was alright.
But how about not trying it again? It was smooth, hay, and totally forgettable. Mild and hay. Nothing more, nothing less. There are better teas in same price range.
I made a pot of this, and while it’s not my favorite LS, it’s decent. There’s a lot of smokey flavor, so much so that the base tea is almost hidden. What I could make out had a sweetness to it. It makes me understand why some people equate this to barbecue or barbecue sauce. I decided to add some sugar to my cup, and I enjoyed the smokey sweetness and smoothness of this tea.
This isn’t my first choice for a Lapsang Souchong, so I doubt I purchase it again. If I’m ever offered a cup I won’t say no. As with so many smokey teas, this would probably be at its best during the fall/winter months when the idea of sitting in front of a fire is most appealing. But whatever, I drink what I like. ;)
Flavors: Smoke, Sweet
I love this tea in the early evening with a cookie :) While I am still stuck at home due to the coronavirus, I have been lucky enough to keep working, but I have been drinking too much wine and watching too much TV. I am switching to a cup of tea and a good book after work. Because Darjeeling has a lower caffeine content than some of the heartier morning brews, it is a great choice for later in the day. I realize that not everyone cares for this blend, but I have been drinking Twining’s teas for 30 plus years and I still love them, especially this one. I wish their China Black were still available. Have a great evening, everyone, and cheers.
I was really excited to try this one because I love pink grapefruit, and the scent of it in this was absolutely mouth-watering. I again left it for a few hours as I would with any cold brew, and was disappointed when I came back to it to find that the water actually just tasted like orange juice. I tried an overnight resteep as I did with the other one, but this didn’t turn out nearly as well. Mostly it’s like drinking water, with a very slight hint of pink grapefruit and orange if you squint. Hopefully the pink grapefruit comes out more with a shorter steep, like is actually intended for this.
This was one of two teas I got for my birthday from my parents, the other being the Pink Grapefruit and Orange cold infusion which I haven’t tried yet. I was curious about these because the instructions say that you only have to use one teabag for 500ml, and you only have to leave it in for 5 minutes. How could that be possible?? I have no idea if it’s true or not, because I left my teabag in the water bottle for a few hours like I would with any cold brew. Maybe I’ll try it the recommended way later. As soon as it started steeping I was hit with a delicious apple scent, more like a hard-boiled sweet than fresh apple. It’s by far the most prominent note in flavour, too, but not quite the level of sweet or artificial I was expecting from the scent. There’s a minty background which adds a really refreshing twist, but I didn’t notice the cucumber at all. There was a slight waxy note I didn’t love, although that could be my fault for leaving the teabag in for so long. I left the bag in as I drank it and refilled my water bottle after I finished, which I then left in the fridge overnight. The flavour of this second steep was a little more delicate, but still pretty flavourful, and less waxy so overall I think I preferred the resteep. I was hesitant to try these when I first saw them in the shops because it seemed like a gimmick, and quite expensive for what amounts to 12 teabags. I’m glad I got some for my birthday though because I’m actually quite impressed, and on the strength of this one would consider picking up a couple more flavours to try. The watermelon one is calling my name!
Another bag from huge bags. Apparently I had similar one (see https://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/397905 )
But I feel it is bit different. More strawberry, less mango. Quite Fresh and Fruity (good name for tea series). Taste is mostly strawberry, Mango… not here? It is not artificial (strawberry). And even juicy! Mouth-watering, great taste… just more mango please!
Flavors: Fruity, Strawberry