Ceylon & India / Orange Pekoe (Teabags)

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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Ceylon & India / Orange Pekoe (Teabags)

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 23, 2018

Commercial Description

Also known as Orange Pekoe, this classic blend of strong Assam and smooth liquoring Ceylon, produces a mellow, satisfying cup. A traditional staple in many households, John drinks this tea whenever he needs a comforting cup.

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Reviewer pic72 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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An above-average, basic black tea in a tea bag.

I've tried the loose-leaf version of this tea, and gave it a very good review, but I only had the opportunity to try the tea bag recently, when I stopped at a rest stop on the Ohio turnpike and ordered a cup of tea at a Gloria Jean's coffee stand.

First of all, I want to say, I'm glad Gloria Jean's is serving this and not Lipton or something worse...but...why are they just using these humble teabags, especially when they're charging as much for the tea as they do? At least have the decency to buy the higher-quality tea bags from Harney like Barnes & Noble's cafe, Saxby's Coffee, and any number of other chains do.

This tea was pretty good, but it was noticeably lacking relative to the loose-leaf version of this same tea. Flavor is good, but slightly harsher, and the aroma was less complex. It's a little malty, and tastes more like a typical Ceylon than the complex balance that comes throgh in the whole-leaf version. I didn't get as many of those wintergreen notes.

I steeped for 5 minutes, and used one teabag for a 12 ounce cup, and it was plenty strong, so at least there is a lot of tea in the bag.
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