30 Tasting Notes
I think I score this tea it as highly as I do because I find it so unexpectedly drinkable. Normally, I dislike Irish Breakfast blends. I often find them too aggressive and too bitter. This is uncommonly smooth and surprisingly pleasant.
I live in the South. It’s August. Sometimes, you just need a big glass of iced tea (I prefer mine unsweetened). This is not one of those glass-pitcher-garnished-with-mint photo opportunities. This is about heading directly to the refrigerator to quench your thirst after coming in from 90 degree temperatures.
Harney it ain’t, and it doesn’t pretend to be. Of the big bag, always-on-the-grocery-store-shelf teas, I much prefer Tetley to Luzianne or, heaven forbid, Lipton.
This is the best mango tea I’ve ever had. Fortnum and Mason does not skimp on the quality of the black tea, and they are very generous with the mango pieces. My parents very kindly brought this back to me from London, and I will definitely purchase more when I run out.
I very much wanted to like this tea. It was a special order based on a Teamailer’s recommendation, however, it seems that our tastes diverge on this blend. The smell is overpowering: the fragrance dominated my tea cabinet so badly that I had to seal it in extra Ziploc bags. The flavor is equally intense. I found it too perfume-like for my palate.