I have been traveling all weekend — Science Olympiad national tournament for the eldest child. I took this tea along for my mornings because I knew I’d need the caffeine and the familiarity of a tea I know well. This is the tea that I’ve been drinking for years and the tea that got me to change from coffee to tea in the mornings.
I used to never believe the quality of the water mattered when making tea. Sure, it would be nice to have good water with which to make tea but I didn’t think it would matter as much as people said it would.
I was very, very wrong.
Using the hard hotel water, the tea changed from its usual malty, toasty flavor to a burned caramel flavor. It was tolerable, but not the “friend” I wanted while traveling. It was good enough but not great. I am not rating the tea since it is the fault of the water and not the tea leaves. But I was disappointed to not have the tea I was expecting the past few days. :(
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel