Tea Review: Bingley’s Teas Emma’s Perfect Match

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First impressions:  Bingley’s Teas never disappoint, so I jumped at the opportunity to try Emma’s Perfect Match when at my friend’s house.  I’m not typically a fan of green tea, simply because I prefer a robust cup of black tea.  I usually find the flavor of green teas to be too weak for my liking, and I therefore stay away from them.  However, I had nothing to lose when I was at my friend’s house, so I decided to try this tea!  This tea is a China green tea with roses and strawberries.

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Positives: The tea is excellent!  It has a rosy top note with underlying strawberry.  This is the perfect Valentine’s day tea.  It’s very light (as one would expect a green tea to be) and the strawberry flavor is not at all overpowering.  In fact, one would only be able to taste it if her or she was looking for it.  I sweetened it with a little bit of sugar and it was perfection.  Plus, the leaves are beautiful (this is just an aesthetic thing, as leaves obviously don’t have to look good to taste good.)  Just look at them!

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Cons: I think I didn’t put enough leaves into the pot, because the flavor came out a little too weak.  Also, I probably could have steeped it longer, but I didn’t want to scorch the leaves.  User error all the way, there is nothing wrong with the tea!

Overall: 4 cups out of 5.  It was a lovely tea!

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One thought on “Tea Review: Bingley’s Teas Emma’s Perfect Match

  1. Thank you Melissa for this nice review! I’m a fan of a robust cup as well, even in my green teas. Sometimes, I too steep my teas more lightly than I’d prefer. Occasionally, it is water temp if not tea measurement or time. It was wise to go lighter than too long in case of a bitter finish. I often use 1+ 1/2 tsp. of tea per 4 oz cup. But, most “cups” these days are 6-8 oz. Tricky cups!
    I feel privileged you started exploring green tea with us. It’s a wonderful world to get acquainted in. There is no end to a tea journey.

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