Bigelow Loose Leaf - American Tea - Thoughts?

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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Re: Bigelow Loose Leaf - American Tea - Thoughts?

by donaldosborne » Jul 23rd 13 1:16 pm

Looks good, try it.
But personally i dont drink earl gray for breakfast.

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Re: Bigelow Loose Leaf - American Tea - Thoughts?

by Solman636 » May 1st 19 8:17 pm

Evan Draper wrote:
mbanu wrote:It has a sort of woody/grassy flavor similar to teas from Java.
Ah, thank you! I had that same impression when I tasted it, but nobody took me up on it. I think I asked the grower about the cultivar, but he was vague, and busy.
USA is only a few millennia behind on this, unfortunately. I just sent request for information from the Carolina Tea Plantation asking at least for a picture of the leaf. No picture, referred to Amazon for reviews and to buy a sample can to taste. There is a move afoot at LSU to interest some US growers in growing tea, but it is very nebulous and seems to be just for cheap iced tea product. What a pity, but when you think of all the tradition and work that goes into the Chinese teas and the supportive infrastructure and culture behind their efforts it does make one wonder if tea will ever be made here in the US that compares to a Dragon Well, etc. ??