I needed a basic black tea for breakfast one morning – nothing fancy, just something to wash down an everything bagel with whipped cream cheese and chives. Now I’ve gone and made myself hungry!
I grabbed a tea bag of this that I had been given, and not without some misgivings. I just don’t do bags most of the time and I don’t add milk and sugar to my tea, and sometimes the bagged stuff is pretty rough and needs to be tamed. But I wanted to be quick so I could join my daughter for breakfast and hers was already ready. I threw the bag in my Kamjove steeper and hoped for the best.
As it turned out, I needn’t have worried. I steeped it using 205F water to be safe and kept the time short at just under three minutes.
It was a decent cup of tea. I don’t plan to go out and stock up, and it isn’t earth shattering or life changing. What it was, was a decent enough cup of tea that went well with my food, didn’t give me a stomach ache, and didn’t pucker up my mouth and dry me out. It was only lightly brisk and maybe slightly malty.
Overall, it was a decent cup that I wouldn’t pass up if it was offered at a restaurant or hotel. The bagel was definitely star of the show at breakfast, and that’s how I wanted it.