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Description by the Retailer:Inspired by Sherlock Holmes’ constant companion, John Watson. This tea is strong, sweet, soothing and holds a hint of vanilla.
Each bag is 100g and the artwork was done by fantasy artist Amy Learoyd.
(More of her art can be found here: http://sangluna.deviantart.com/ )
Ingredients: Black tea. Brittle pieces (sugar, hazelnut, invert sugar)
Cost Per 100g: £7.00
Comments:This is John Watson inspired TEA! Which I have to say as a total geek and a tea lover I find this concept totally mind blowing, it’s like my soaps but you can eat it. (Please don’t eat the soap.)
Themed after John Watson from Sherlock the artist has done a great job of capturing him of course with a cup of tea, which was probably made by Mrs Hudson.
I’m not a lover of loose tea because I always seem to ruin it but I purchased a Bodum tea cup strainer and had a go.
Firstly the smell is what I made me choose this tea out of the selection I found for sale it smells like sweet sugary vanilla with a hint of hazelnut mixed in with a base of bitter black tea scent.
Firstly I tried it black without any additions.
I found the tea very different then I was expecting, the aroma made it seem like it would be a sweet tea, but I found it sweet at first but after with a strong black tea taste bordering on bitter the more you drink. (This may have been my brewing though.) The taste improved with some sugar I intend to try my next cup with some milk and see how that tastes.
Although I am still battling though my first packet of tea, I intend to try more of these great creations until I crack loose leaf tea making!
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