The other night I ran through the Ingle's grocery store near my dad's house, and as I passed by the tea section I saw a new type of tea. It was this large box containing Tetley's Black & Green Tea, just $3.69 for 72 tea bags. Sounded worth a try, right?
What most intrigued me was that this is black AND green tea. Interesting.
The teabags are the round ones I most often associate with the Republic of Tea. When I opened the box, the scent was nice and brisk, so I was ready for a good, strong, black cup of tea — but maybe not since green was added? And by the way, how does one steep a tea that's both black AND green? Well, according to the box, you add boiling water, just as you would with black tea. So I did.
The result was the most plain, boring cup of tea I've had in a while. Blah. Not good blah or bad blah, just ... blah. I had expected something at least a little different, but this didn't do it for me. The good news is, I now have a nice box of plain Jane tea just waiting for iced tea season and some mint from the garden to flavor it up!