Derpy Hooves/Friday Afternoon Tea -Ashmanra

Photo Credit: Friday Afternoon Tea

I have a stack of Friday Afternoon Tea blends to try thanks to the generosity of the Sisters! I tried Rue The Day first and really enjoyed the anise in that one. Today I thought I would try this blend with bergamot for breakfast.

First of all, this is a blend of black tea and white. It is said to be “inspired by Pegasus” but I have always pictured Pegasus as all white! And Derpy Hooves appears to be a My Little Pony character, but I know nothing about that fandom so perhaps the mix of these tea types comes from there.

When two teas with really different parameters of steeping are brought together in one blend, it is difficult to know what to do, so I followed the company suggestion…which was a really surprising one to me. I would have made this at 185F in deference to the white tea but they recommend 175F and I behaved and did so.

But the problem I had with this tea is not due to the mix of black and white teas or the difficulty of getting the best notes from each type in the blend. The problem for me is the bergamot. I like the smell of bergamot, and I like blends with bergamot as long as the base is not a super lemony Ceylon.

But this bergamot smells strange.  The flavor is somewhat better than the aroma, especially while I was eating, but honestly I couldn’t handle the aroma without food to cover up that smell. And although it says it contains cream flavor, I didn’t pick up cream at all.

I am glad of the opportunity to try it, and some bergamot lovers out there might dig it, but this one is not for me!


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Friday Afternoon Tea

Description

Enjoy this creamy black and white tea with delicate pops of floral citrus to keep you steady on those flightier days!

Ingredients: Black tea, white tea, marigold petal, bergamot oil, natural vegan cream flavoring

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

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