Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Tea with Toast & Jam — really!


The other day, I was visiting one of the online tea groups and saw this Yorkshire Tea that, intriguingly, was said to taste like Toast & Jam. That was a new one on me, so off to Amazon I went.

It arrived, and for some reason, I was expecting individually wrapped tea bags. I *always* expect individually wrapped tea bags. I didn't detect any "jam" smell at first, but hope springs eternal … The ingredients are simply black tea and "natural flavorings," so your guess is as good as mine there.

The tea bags are made like those Celestial Seasonings tea bags I'm not so fond of, and it didn't look like there was a perforation anywhere on these, but I tugged, and they did split easily, so that was a good thing.

This tea was … interesting. Once it was steeped, the scent reminded me of, well, slightly burnt toast, and the astringency—despite brewing this for a bit less than the time recommended—made this a mouth-puckering drink! After I polished off that cup, hoping the taste might grow on me (it did not), I boiled more water, plopped the tea bag right back into the cup, and this time, the tea was much more palatable. With a shot of honey, even more so. Maybe it's just too hot and humid here for me to enjoy hot tea right now, but this wasn't the exciting new flavor combo I'd hoped for. So there you go. I continue to try all the oddball teas so that you don't have to!


  1. Well, thank you for trying this one. Now I’ll know to stick to the real toast and jam and keep it out of my teacup. 😁

  2. This is actually one of my favorite teas. I usually drink tea neat-no sugar no milk-but this tea "requires" both! I use a scant teaspoon of sugar and milk until it's the right color. Give it a try and you might find you really like it!

    1. I hadn't thought about the milk. I'll give that a try. Thanks!

  3. I agree with your tasting review. I have a box sitting in my pantry. Tried it twice, still don’t like it! I do love the Biscuit Brew though! Frances

  4. Thanks for "taking one for the team". I wonder if there is hibiscus flavoring in it since it is often puckery?

  5. Well, that's definitely an unusual flavor of tea! I certainly would not have tried it myself, so thank you for sacrificing your tastebuds for us.

  6. Thanks for being our tea taster; though I wouldn't even be tempted.


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