Why do tea companies insist on creating these black/green tea blends? I have yet to try one that actually tastes good and this is no exception. I steeped it at a lower temperature than the packaging suggested and kept the steep time short, but I still found Prince of Wales to b e quite bitter and astringent. It also has a bit of smokiness to it…I’m guessing that’s from the gunpowder green? All in all, a strange and rather unpleasant blend.
This was my very last sample from the giant Great British Tea Store sampler pack I ordered this fall. It has taken me months to get through them all, but I’m glad I purchased it. I enjoyed at least half of the samples I tried and all the ones I didn’t like have helped me to more clearly define my preferences when it comes to tea. And there were a few truly outstanding blends that I tried along the way…particularly their wonderful Irish Breakfast. I definitely see myself ordering from this company again…just not this particular tea!
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Smoke