Premium Blend Tea

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Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 6, 2015

Commercial Description

...full, rich flavor...Premium Blend has the highest quality Orange Pekoe and Pekoe-Cut Black Tea...

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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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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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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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Tastes halfway between a Darjeeling and a typical black tea. I didn't like it the first time I tried it, but this time it's quite smooth. Don't oversteep it to avoid bittterness. Slightly raisin-like.

Whole bag of fannings diffuses immediately.
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