|"It seems that My Cup of Tea has sourced out a good blend for their breakfast tea and the bag isn't a hindrance at all to that taste coming through. "|
This particular offering comes in a silky tea bag (I couldn't find information at the website detailing the precise material used) and inside is a spoonful of CTC Assam, Ceylon and Darjeeling. I've never tried a CTC tea before, so this is another first for me. The odor of the tea is a little malty and astringent at once. It looks and smells nice.
I brewed for 4 minutes using boiling water. The flavor is quite good. It's malty but mellow and nicely sweet. The nice natural sweetness of the tea would be fine on its own, I enhanced it a bit with a couple of drops of stevia, but I actually think it would have been quite alright without it. The tea is nice and wet to the tastebuds, not at all dry or astringent on the tongue.
I really thought this was a good tasting bagged tea. It wasn't the most divine of tea experiences, as much of what I love most about tea involves a physical interaction with the loose leaves themselves, but I was impressed with how clear and good the tea tasted. There are times when a bagged tea is wonderfully handy, and there are some good quality bagged teas out there. It seems that My Cup of Tea has sourced out a good blend for their breakfast tea and took care that the bag isn't a hindrance at all to that taste coming through. I was sorry not to have another cup after I finished my first! Sturdy and malty, but wonderfully sweet and smooth, this makes a great wake up tea and was a pleasant surprise to me.
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