A friend from postcrossing sent me this tea among a New Year card (received much earlier)! Thank you Benjamin from South Carolina, USA!
I needed to wake up call after another passed exam and for studying for another exam. It’s hard to have all of them so close to each other, but now only 4 are remaining, and three weeks of exam period. Luckily, at least two of them will be in summer term too; so I don’t have to worry that much about those two. But, naturally I would like to pass them all in time.
Anyway to the tea…
It’s very nice that they have used pyramid sachet, but they should know a better quality tea can be there… it’s mostly dust and fannings, which made me a bit sad.
The aroma was very nice, autumn leaf pile and barnyard, that typical for black teas, enjoyable and I knew it is going to be strong and hopefully tasty tea. Hmm. It seems it wasn’t delivered well into taste as I got, instead of baked bread, typical black tea tannic taste. It actually tasted like an quite cheap tea, somewhere between Lipton Yellow label and Twinings basic black teas.
What a shame it isn’t more complex; although it has been fun to try US produced tea, which lacks depth, but isn’t that bad as I was a bit afraid of! I can understand being it produced for sweet part of market, for people who are drinking tea only with sugar added and/or milk. For that, I reckon it will be a delicious and better than Lipton. But on its own… it’s 66. Above average, but just a tiny bit.
Song pairing (to write a note):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_0pQTEhj8A
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Barnyard, Tannic