This Orange Pekoe is an abomination.
Like, I’m sorry because that’s not a very nice thing to say – but it’s what I feel in my heart.
I mean, do you know how much it killed me making the Steepster page for this tea and having to check off that it was a blend of black and green tea!? More than that, which is already a crime in my books, it has cornflowers blended into it!? I’m usually all for colouring just outside the lines when it comes to the “rules” of tea, but this is just so far off the page that when I first saw the tea photo on the T Kettle website I thought they had made a mistake and used the photo from one of their other teas.
This is just not what an Orange Pekoe should be. Why does this exist!?
And more over, it’s not even good. Like, if it tasted okay I could maybe excuse the mess that is this tea – but it was just soooooo stale/flat and lifeless tasting. Just, very very sad tea. I have tried to be reaaalllyyyy conscious of not just roasting some of T Kettles blends because I can. However, I don’t feel bad for this one. Just…
What. Were. They. Thinking.