“ Brand: Asda / Type: Tea Bags „
Basically as it stands, ive never been a fan of hot drinks expect a caramel hot chocolate with cream from Starbucks. This was down to the rich and sweet taste which i got from the drink, however every time someone puts the kettle on and makes a cup of tea, my taste buds have started to tingle, making me want to try a hot drink but i never have!
How I tried my first mug
I'm at university at the minute and all my flat mates moved out a week ago as my course went on longer than theirs does so i was stranded here alone, before they all left, they came up to me with a goody bag of gifts and they said it was to "help me through the week" there was some nice little treat items in there but more to the point Asda, earl Grey tea bags!
One day bordem got the better of me, so as you do when you get bored you start to nose around for something to eat! i opened the box and they smelt incredible, so that's how i came to having my first cup of Earl Grey which i loved! ... maybe it was the smell and simple packaging that drew me in, as im a graphic design student and love things looking simple and sleek, However with my first cup of tea i had to have three sugars with it to make me be able to handle it (so it was more like sugar with a touch of tea!)
However im working on getting it down so its back to the crisp flavour that this drink can offer. You can easily sit back and enjoy a cup of Earl Grey, makes it even better when its cold outside and you can sit and look outside. Yeah i sound like a really old type of guy, but man does drinking this make me feel manly haha!
Price wise this is an excellent buy, at 1.50 for 100 tea bags, what more can you ask for, that's an average of 1.5p per teabag. that's a bargain for 10 minutes worth of relaxation, i will defiantly be getting these when i get back home as it has already started to drum itself into my head that i really like these enough to just be sat at the PC writing these reviews and think "Earl Grey Marty ?" ... "why not brain, great choice!"
The packaging is a very simple and clean cut design which can stand out for me personally as that's the sort of thing that my eye gets drawn to, with me being a graphic designer. However maybe not the most amazing thing for everyone, but seriously what can you expect for 1.5p a teabag, look at it this way ... where else can you have the feeling of flying on a fluffy cloud with a blazing hot sun beaming on you (metaphorically) for 1.5p ?
Very tasty and at a bargain price, if your a fan of peppermint or chamomile tea then its worth giving this a go
I am always boiling my kettle up to have a nice cup of tea but when I'm out of work and at home, there is nothing better than having a cup of Earl Grey. I have tried a number of different brands of this tea but as always, some can be just a little bit overpriced for what they are. While in Asda I noticed they had their own label brand so I decided to give it a try as I have had their own label normal tea and it proved to be really nice. I purchased these in the box of 100 as the price was alright for the amount.
The packaging is nothing too special on this tea, it comes in a dark grey coloured box, most likely to echo the name and it has a posh cup and saucer on the front. It states a small description of the expected flavour and then lists how many tea bags are included. There are 250g of tea in this box and instructions on the reverse on how to make the perfect cup of tea. It is a simple design and you can either tip these tea bags into a tin or you can display them in this box as it is classy enough to keep them in and comes with a lid.
With my cups of tea, I drink them all through the day and love the taste of Earl Grey. The light flavouring of bergamot and other flavours really make for a rich tasting drink. This tea was named after the Earl Charles Grey and continues to live through the years as a well known tea. I think in the past, I have found that sometimes with Earl Grey, the tea can taste a bit weak as not a lot of flavour comes out so I have had to use two to really make sure that I get a strong flavour which I need from this tea and so that it also does not look too milky.
With this Asda own brand tea, I did my usual boiling of the kettle and adding my milk to my mug. I then placed one tea bag into the mug and poured boiling water into it and left it for about half a minute to ensure that most flavour would have come out of the tea bag and into my drink. Once the tea bag has risen to the surface, I the usually give it a few more dips for that rich golden colour of tea that I like and then usually throw my tea bag out. However, if you like very strong tea then it does recommend you leave it brewing for 3 minutes to get the best taste out of it.
When my tea was ready, it was boiling hot and ready to drink. It always has a very strong and distinct smell to it which is how you can tell it is Earl Grey, as it just seems to smell that bit more special than your average cup. I always feel a bit more posh drinking Earl Grey as I do not do so daily, only sometimes at home or when people come round. It has a great taste with really intense flavour which you do not get with every brand, I have to say that Asda's own brand is a very good contender in terms of Earl Grey and I definitely will be buying this again.
The box of 100 tea bags has lasted me quite a while and being an own brand label I feel the quality is of a really high standard. I have bought pricier brands that do not brew this good and have to say that this is a good brand to go for if you love Earl Grey. The taste lasts through the whole drink and does not seem to weaken at the bottom which I love and it really is a pleasant taste that just tastes relaxing and just that bit more interesting.
If you do like the sound of these then you can pick them up at your local Asda and a box of 100 will cost you £1.50. The decaf option is also the same price and comes in a box of 100 as well but I have based my review on the original Earl Grey. They are good value for money though and I highly recommend these for the price.
Asda's own website is at http://www.asda.com where you can also do online delivery too.