comes out of hiding once more
So, guess what. I just started drinking tea again. COVID has hit me hard, guys. I’m not saying I have or had it personally. I don’t know one way or another on that. I had a possible exposure this past Monday and have been self quarantining ever since, and have taken the chance to dig back into my tea stash!
Anyway, this one here I wish I could give you better info on. All I know is that my darling mother has been leaving me jugs of this at my door (which I then come down and retrieve once she leaves) that she brewed in one of those old 90’s (?) Ice Tea Maker machines. You know, the ones that brew Ice Tea sort of like Coffee? Anyway, I believe her bag allotment is 8 bags per batch, but I don’t know any measurements past that. I do know it’s technically brewed hot, but you brew it into a jug of ice which then cools it down.
Anyway, enough about the method, on to the tea!
This tea is… well it’s not the best. It’s not even what I would call good. But it is passable. Once upon a time I would have relished this tea, but my tastes have grown more complex since then. First of all, I have to add 2 splenda packets per glass to make it drinkable (for me). Once that’s accomplished, it is refreshing, but only bears a passing resemblance to tea. I can almost taste a ting bit of green there, and the lemon… well, I know the lemon is there but it’s more like an essence of lemon than any actual lemon flavor. Like there’s the tiniest bit of tart on your tongue, but it’s only a whisp, and you can’t quite pin it down as actual lemon. I personally like a bold Citrus Green, but this ain’t it.
All that said, I’ve had worse Bigelows. The Pomegranate Green that my father chugs is far worse than this, but I adore their EG. It seems that you have to judge each of these teas individually. None of them are remarkable, I’d have to say. But each has it’s merits. The Pom Green’s biggest merit is it’s liquid. This one is that it’s actually refreshing.
I’ll keep drinking it as long as I can. Someday, I’ll get the patience and resources to cold brew my own tea. But for now, this works.