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English Tea No. 1

4 ratings
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Brand:Ahmad Tea
Style:Earl Grey Tea
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This tea's info last updated: Jul. 29, 2017

Commercial Description

A long-standing favourite, No.1 is a blend of premium quality teas with a subtle flavour of bergamot. Balanced in aroma, colour and strength. A delightful cup for all times of the day.

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74 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(121 reviews) on
This bagged tea didn't earn quite as high of a rating as Ahmad's loose-leaf version of English Afternoon, but it was very good. Oodles of bags of this turned up in my pantry in an unmarked tin (my wife likes it, apparently), so I figured to give it a try.

I could taste the bergamot a bit -- not as much as with the EA tea of course, but pleasantly detectable. In a big, white cup that I use for these reviews, the color turned very dark and opaque within a minute or two out of about 7-8 minutes of immersion. The flavor was robust and satisfying, if a bit plain. It's not the strongest, richest black tea I've had (that would be a pure Assam from Murchie's), but sits firmly in the upper quartile. A generously dense, straightforward black tea that goes well with sweetener and lime juice (I drank some for reviewing before adding the juice)...
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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(6 reviews) on
This tea came in an assortment pack purchased at a local Marshall's. It has a smaller amount of bergamot than the earl grey and I found it a quite appealing and relaxing cup of tea. It is not overly strong, but strong enough to wake you up in the morning. Definitely a step up from common teas at the supermarket.

This tea, along with Ahmad's Ceylon and green were both very good for the price.

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63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(1339 reviews) on
I had the opportunity to try this a long time ago, but the tea bag wasn't terribly fresh, so I waited to review it again. This time I got a fresh, individually sealed tea bag from my friend Anna--thank you!

This tea does have a hint of bergamot but it's just a hint, so little I almost couldn't notice it, so it tasted more like a straight black tea. Robust, full-bodied, with a little bitterness, moderate astringency, and a hint of a savory quality.

Among tea bags, I liked this better than Ahmad's English Breakfast, but not quite as much as their English Afternoon. This tea was a tad less malty than the afternoon one; I thought it was a little smoother, more aromatic, and more complex than their English Breakfast, although it was still a pretty straightforward tea.

Good (and a lot better than mainstream tea bag brands), but pales in comparison to Ahmad's loose-leaf. If I wanted a tea in this style, I'd go with their loose-leaf Ceylon, which ironically, was the next cup of tea I drank after drinking this one, so I was able to compare.
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77 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Great flavor, especially with a cinnamon stick and some cloves in the kettle.
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