It has been a while since I've had a very strong English tea. I have mostly been drinking more eastern teas (jasmine, green, etc.) over the past several months, so this was a nice change of pace. Typhoo is an excellent tea. It has a strong and pronounced flavor, and it definitely does have that very "British" taste that is touted on the packaging. Although Typhoo is a bit stronger than most teas of this sort, I still think that this would make a great "everyday breakfast" sort of tea. I'm not entirely sure what sort of tea this is (the ingredients are listed simply as "tea"), but the taste lies somewhere between that of an English Breakfast tea and a Ceylon black tea. It's really very interesting, as the taste is mellow on the tongue, but has an intense, bitter aroma on the palette.
Typhoo also takes very well to cream and sugar. I usually drink my tea straight, particularly when tasting one for the first time, as I think that cream and sugar often tends to muddle the natural flavor of the tea. But I decided to give it a try this time on the recommendation of an acquaintance of mine, and I was glad that I did. The cream (by which I secretly mean 2% milk) helped to reduce the bitter aroma and the sugar gave it a gentle sweetness without detracting much from the flavor. It just made the tea very pleasant, overall.
I like Typhoo a good bit. I don't know that I could drink it all the time, as it is a bit on the powerful side, but I still think that it's a tasty, unique tea that is definitely worth checking out.
Purchased: Big Lots [Greenwood, SC]
Size: 80 bags
Price: $4.00 [discounted]