19 June 2014
Steenbergs Tea Taster Panel
SPICE - SEASON - SAVOUR
Welcome back to our tea taster panel, where this time our resident testers have been trying out some interesting teas: Gunpowder and Green Earl Grey. We’ve had a great response and thought we’d share some of their thoughts and ideas with you.
Steenbergs organic Gunpowder Tea
A new tea for many of our tasters, who seem to prefer it medium strength with only a couple of you needing to add a little sweetness with honey or a slice of lemon. This versatile tea was drunk at all times of the day and interestingly, a good few of you chose to drink this after dinner in the evening. Reminiscent of folk or classical music for many, but with some Chinese opera thrown in!
Key Phrases for Gunpowder: light, refreshing, easy to drink
2. Steenbergs organic Green Earl Grey
The majority of our tasters really enjoyed this alternative take on a classic earl grey and enjoyed it for its fresh, floral and aromatic flavours. No milk, lemon or honey was needed at all but more of you ate it with food – albeit a biscuit or some cake! The strength varied considerably as people brewed it according to their liking, with variations from high to low. Many of you enjoyed this during the morning and found it a cosy homely drink to be enjoyed with family and friends. Maybe a more upbeat kind of tea than the gunpowder though, as a few of you instinctively chose Reggae music, along with the classical and folk genres.
Key Phrases for Green Earl Grey: fresh, floral, aromatic, delicate, lovely smell