|"A delightful citrus and black tea infusion in a style that really does recall English regals to mind."|
I brewed Lord William's Promise at boiling (which all black teas must be brewed at) for three minutes. I believe this tea would be qualified BOP- which literally stands for broken orange pekoe. "Orange" stands for the the Dutch Royal Family of Orange- and tea fit for royalty means high quality. So you have orange pekoe (OP), which means completely whole leaves, and adding a B to the front of OP means that those leaves are large but broken. Three minutes was a little strong, so I knocked it down to two and a half and it seemed, to my palate, much smoother. There's a refreshing aroma that wafts right out of the cup and feels like it cleanses my airways. Honestly, from a holistic perspective this is very much like an earl grey without any creaminess whatsoever. I like the flavours, I appreciate the twist on a traditional, but it is a tea that I am glad to have tried, but will not restock.
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