I am SO Glad to finally see that someone else has noticed. I agree! Another verification that it is not the same tea- my tea mug is white and every few days (with the original Red Rose tea, I had to wash out my mug with either bleach or Barkeeper's Friend because of the stains. Now the mug never gets stained! I sent the following to Red Rose and they responded via email, never admitting that they changed the tea also:
"New Look, Same great taste". Baloney!! Every morning of my life since
I was a young adult, (I'm now 70) I looked forward to my first cup of
Red Rose tea, I even ordered it in bulk from Walmart when my local
supermarkets stopped selling it. So.. I recently opened my newest box
of tea and I couldn't believe the dramatic difference in taste. I tried
steeping it hotter and longer, but it still has NO TASTE- the longer
and hotter I steep it, it tastes more like cereal!
Unfortunately, I bought 3 boxes before I realized that this is not the tea
I want to be drinking for the rest of my life (I literally drink a quart of tea
of a morning).
I know that this email will not be enough to make Red Rose go back
to the original, but you sure can't claim (as on your box cover)
that it is a "full flavored black tea". I will be searching for a new
tea, but I know that my days of thoroughly enjoying my morning tea are over!"
After reviewing other teas, I tried Tetley Tea, but it doesn't come
close to the aroma and flavor that we once enjoyed with Red Rose
can say, is, Thank You for also speaking up. Please feel free to
pass along my comments!
- posted 6 months ago