1851 Tasting Notes
This is an enjoyable tea, but I don’t think it’s really what I wanted today. It smells very fruity, which all of the Piper & Leaf teas do, and for a green tea I enjoy it quite a bit.
8 ounces water + 175 degrees + 4 minutes
I’ll stop here with this second steep. The liquid is dark, but the flavor is light. Plus, to be honest, I’m ready to move on to something different.
I tried playing with the steeping parameters and it didn’t work out so well. The tea came out bitter and weak all at once. The aroma is starting to fade in the dry blend so maybe that is part of the problem, but I can still taste the lemongrass. Not so much the strawberry.
Flavors: Bitter, Lemongrass
I’m starting this Saturday morning with a slice of bacon, a poppy seed muffin, and a cup of this English Breakfast tea. This is my first time to try Teavana’s version and I’m honestly having a hard time finding anything to say about it. It seems basic to me, not really anything special. I thought at first that it might be a nice, bold choice for an early morning, but really it was quite plain a few sips in.