Tea: Premium Blend Tea

A Ceylon Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

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Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of Premium Blend Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
4 of 103 of 54 of 553 of 100
MediocreFairGood Value

This offering has been rebranded simply, "Premium Tea".

It offers a rich, dark color and flavor after steeping for 5 minutes instead of the recommended 2, but that does come at the expense of quite noticeably more bitterness than usual for most black teas I've immersed that long. I'm not big on bitterness, nor coffee, whose flavor this tea somewhat resembled, unfortunately. If you like a hard slap of bitterness in your tea, you likely will ratchet up the rating from my modest point total.

Bigelow Premium seemed a little "off" on the aroma too, but not in a way I readily could identify; so I kept the bag that was served to me and let it air-dry for a little while to get a good sniff of the remains. [Quirky, I know, but this "second test" can be revealing.] The background aroma that distilled from this procedure was somewhat fishy in character. Yes, you read right. I don't know how that would happen. Plain water from the same source as was used for this tea doesn't contribute such a smell, unless fish live in wells. :-)

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