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“Heaven! Must be missin some tea leaves!”
:clears throat: Let me compose myself a little before I begin.
I recently visited a Persian restaurant that had a little market within that sold Iranian goods. From the description of their teas on the menu, I was more than a little curious to try some tea. Before I ordered my main meal, I perused the market and spotted this beautiful tin of Ceylon tea with bergamot. You know what that means, ladies and gents, don’t you? Why it means Earl Grey, of course. My absolute favorite of all the teas. So soothing. So refreshing. So delicious!
I quickly put it on my table so that it could be added to our bill. When the friendly host saw that I’d purchased a tea, he came to see which one and was happy to tell me the one I’d chosen was his favorite. That had me even more excited to try it!
I got home, opened the foil bag within the tin, and breathed it… heaven.
The tea leaves are nice and large, not ground up like some other loose leaf teas. And the bergamot is nice and heavy, just as I love! I now have this tea every. Single. Day. At least once, and I’m nowhere near ever getting sick of it. Also note, I’m a heavy steeper. I don’t remove the tea at any point (unless it’s one of the stronger black teas because I love it strong.)
Where my bergamot buds at? This tea is for us!
I find this tea to be quite lovely in the afternoon, or whenever I want an uncomplicated cup of tea. It has good flavour, and is friendly to milk and biscuits. Doesn’t assault the palate with any agressive oakey taste. No bitterness either, when steeped properly. A good, solid cuppa. Takes the chill out of the bones on chilly days, priced right,
Drinking this tea seems too mundane to really warrant a tasting note, but I’ve been away from steepster for a while (first finals, then holidays). I left for the airport at 9 pm on sunday and arrived home after 3pm on monday, because of course the weather made air travel of any kind positively hellish yesterday… as a result I didn’t get nearly enough sleep, I’m sore all over and pretty out of it today… so I am enjoying the pleasant simplicity of tea that you don’t have to think about. It’s black tea, plain and simple, inoffensive, and cheap to boot. Tomorrow I’ll think about something fancier, maybe.