Visited my parents yesterday for the 4th of July. After dinner I was craving a cuppa something, so I looked in their very small ‘tea basket’. I found the same three boxes of bagged tea that are always in there that nobody drinks except me (that I don’t even like that much) and then I found this one lone bag of Bigelow green. Someone must have picked it up at some luncheon somewhere and brought it home for the next time I visited? Nobody was able to identify the origin of this lone tea bag.
Anyway, not knowing the best steep time, I brewed it up in a clear mug and went by color. It looked about right after about 1.5 minutes. It was okay. Nothing mind-blowing. It wasn’t bitter and it satisfied my craving. I even went for a second steep and it tasted all right! It was slightly drying to the palate, a little flat, but it was a good, simple after dinner tea. I might even drop the $1.50 for a box of this at the grocery store so I can put it in my parents’ tea basket for when I come over.