I am very much driven by mood when drinking tea. This is not usually a problem. Keep a decent stock of some variety, and I have something to pick regardless of my current mood.
Sadly, because I am not wild about bergamot, I have horribly neglected two lone little tea bags of father’s Day since summer. They have been sitting in a small little zip lock bag with as much air pushed out as I could, but there’s no longer that great aroma when opening and sticking a teabag right at my nose offers almost no scent.
I steeped it anyway. I can smell a little bergamot now. and I can taste it in the tea. The Whiskey scent is gone and I do miss it because it gave such a wonderful balance to the bergamot. Still a very passable cup of tea.
I’ll probably do a reorder come spring when I will be more interested in the flavor combination.