Shakespeare’s Globe - A Midsummer Night’s Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Black Tea, Blackcurrant Flavoring, Ginger Root, Natural Caramel Flavor, Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea, Orange Peel, Rose Petals, Vanilla Flavour
Flavors
Caramel, Orange, Rose, Vanilla, Bergamot, Black Currant, Candy, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Ginger, Sweet, Tannin
Sold in
Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Got this one thinking that it would donate to the Globe Theater since COVID forced the company into hard times. Well, I was kinda wrong. There was a volunteer donation option that I missed. I feel...” Read full tasting note
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From Harney & Sons

What an honor, or should we write honour! The Globe Theatre is along the banks of the Thames in London. It is THE place that honours Shakespeare and his inspiring words and plays. Now, we all can raise a cup to the bard and also help sustain that theatre. This is a complex blend (should it be anything else?) of black tea with fruit flavors, spice, and flowers.

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Sipdown!

Oof. I blew through this one. To be fair, it was delicious, and it hit all the right notes for me. Lately I’ve been wanting orange and vanilla teas, and I’ve also been liking ginger and rose flavors. This tea has all that and more. Given the wide variety of flavors you’d think this tea would be a kick in the throat, but it’s not. It’s gently and almost soft while still having a variety of flavors that work well together.

If H&S ever gets more stock of this I’ll happily buy another tin. Although I do wish they would sell this as a loose tea. I believe it’s only been offered in sachets so far.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

Sounds really good!

gmathis

This sounds delicious! One measure of tea quality is flavor, one is the moment you look at the empty thin and wonder why it’s already gone!

Veronica

It was definitely tasty! And gmathis, you are so right! When I open a container of tea and realize it’s almost gone I either think “ thank goodness!,” or “ I’m going to miss this when it’s gone”. That’s the moment when I know for sure how I feel about a tea! :)

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Got this one thinking that it would donate to the Globe Theater since COVID forced the company into hard times. Well, I was kinda wrong. There was a volunteer donation option that I missed. I feel bad about it, but I also do not feel bad about getting this tea, other than guilty pleasure.

I got this one ‘cause it appealed to my inner BASIC WHITE LITERARY NERD, or BWLN. Not as succinct as BWB, but BWLN is the hipster version of BWB with its scarf, fake glasses, and its giant poster that reads "I’m not like the other girls/boys/them-I READ BOOKS." And yes, I watched the international theatre’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream…it was very entertaining.

As for the tea reasons as to why I purchased the tea, my favorite flavors and ingredients were listed. I fell hard especially for the oolong+black tea+rose+currant+orange+ginger. The make up of this tea looked really similar to Paris and the Tower of London Blend, and while it bears a lot of similarities to tower of london, the bergamot is not the strongest note from it. There’s really no one strong note in particular.

All the cups the stage,
And all the teas and fruits merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one tea in its time plays many parts,
It’s acts being seven ages:

Currant, Rose,Vanilla, Caramel, Citrus, Ginger, and then a hint of tannin that sweetens into honey.

Really, it’s a sweet flower power desert-like decadent tea. The ginger can be pretty powerful if you leave it in too long, but the tea is not overpowering in steep 2 for rebrew. I personally like it straight or with honey, though it does take a very small amount of cream well-sweetened condensed milk is likely best.

Either way, I really enjoyed this one. I didn’t expect the tea flavors to balance each other out because it’s highly flavored, but it’s flower power done right. I could have personally used a little bit more oolong for less tannin, or maybe a slightly different black base. It can get flat if you don’t brew it right, but the flavors were very gratifying, especially the currant rose citrus ginger caramel combo.

I also know that I broke my rule about not writing too much for tonight, but a tea based on the feel of the bards works -and nails it-deserves more than a few words praise.

Now, to get ready for what will be a long awaited new year that I am a bit reserved about. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

Flavors: Bergamot, Black Currant, Candy, Caramel, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Ginger, Orange, Rose, Sweet, Tannin, Vanilla

derk

Thank you for being you <3

Daylon R Thomas

Derk, that made my day.

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