It’s the beginning of July and here we are – my final review of Janat’s Provence Series. Janat Muscat Tea is a delicately flavoured black tea with notes of muscat grapes. I’m really excited for this one! While Janat strawberry and peach flavours were nice, they’re pretty common. Most tea brands have one or the other in their collection.
But I’ve never come across a grape flavoured black tea before, so this is brand new!
In my full tea review below, you’ll discover the flavours and aroma notes of this tea, my preferred method of brewing it, and a little more info on the brand. If you want to explore Janat’s range of teas further, there’s a button below that will take you to their official website.
Janat Muscat Tea at a Glance
- Blend: Black tea with muscat grape flavouring
- Flavour: Smooth and satisfying black tea with notes of green grapes
This is a lovely tea to sip in the afternoon. The grape flavour and aroma is amazing, plus Janat have used a really smooth and satisfying black tea as the base.
Full Review – Janat Paris Flavours of Provence
- Type: Tagged paper filter teabag
- Tea: Black tea
- Additives: Muscat flavouring
- Flavour Notes: Plain black tea, hints of grapes
- Aroma: Green grapes, candied grapes, white wine, black tea
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon, if desired
- Where to Buy: Janat Official Website
Janat use plastic foil type wrappers for their teabags, so when you rip one open the initial aroma is really strong and fresh. This tea really smells like green grapes! That muscat grapey aroma hits you strong. You’ll find notes of candied grapes, fresh green grapes, and white wine that creates a really nice depth. It’s also undeniably sweet, which suits me perfectly.
Janat Muscat tea brews into a mild amber colour. It’s clearly not dark enough to add milk, but perhaps a little darker than you’re used to if you drink your tea black. The aroma coming from the brewed tea has more black tea notes than green grape sweetness. Tannins and smooth black tea malt are more prominent.
As for the flavour, it’s a very smooth and satisfying black tea. I didn’t detect any bitterness at all. Unfortunately, the muscat grape flavour is quite subtle too. You can taste the sweetness on your tongue, but the fruity grape notes don’t make an appearance until you’re halfway through your cup.
It’s also slightly drying in the aftertaste, despite have a watery hydrating texture initially.
Overall, it’s a really pleasantly flavoured tea that’s easy to make from teabags. Great for a quick afternoon tea break.
How to Brew Janat Muscat Tea
I used boiling water, pouring it directly over the teabag in my mug. I used roughly 250ml of water for 1 teabag (holding 2g of leaf) and let it brew for 3 minutes. Brewing for more than 3 minutes will start to enhance the bitterness and lose the sweetness.
Don’t add milk and there’s no need to add any extra sweetness either. You could pair this tea nicely with some simple biscuits and snacks. Maybe even cheese and crackers, if you want to think of it as a fine white wine!
I also think this tea will be really nice iced. Follow my Instagram @izzysden to check if I’ve tried it as an iced tea yet!
Why Janat Paris Teabags?
Janat do things simply. One tea type, one flavour. That’s the charm of this tea. Although, I have to admit, the quality isn’t as great as I’d expect. The black tea leaf within the teabag is quite finely chopped and I’m not 100% sure that the flavouring is natural. I haven’t found confirmation either way.
But there are some good things here. The packaging keeps the teabags locked airtight and unwrapping them feels like a luxury experience. The shiny black teabag wrappers and swirling Janat font print are a nice touch.
I only wish that Janat made their muscat tea as a loose leaf version too. The flavour is really pleasant and easy to drink regardless.
I have no hesitations when recommending this tea. It’s fairly affordable and tastes great, even if the quality could be improved. I haven’t been able to find it online, but you should keep an eye out for it when you’re at TK Maxx – it’s often on the shelves. You can learn more about the Provence series of teas on Janat Paris’ official website.
Looking for more fruity flavoured black teas? This is one of the most popular tea types around and I’ve reviewed more than my fair share here at Immortal Wordsmith. If you want to browse all the tea reviews on our blog, use my Tea Review Index for easy navigation.