Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Teatulia
Let the Sun Shine.
A mighty palate that will transport you to the base of the Himalayas on a clear day. A perfect morning tea.
OK right off the bat, I have to say that I really like Teatulia. They are dedicated to environment – even to the extent of revolutionizing their packaging to eliminate waste. Just check out the homepage of their website, and you’ll see what I mean!
This is a brisk, inviting breakfast tea. It starts off smooth, which leads into a slightly brisk and slightly bitter taste and recovers with a sweet finish that is almost honey-like. The bitterness is not strong at all, and does not interfere with the tea flavors; I think it actually enhances the tea because the sweetness seems to come through just a little bit sweeter and tastier than it might have without it.
I must admit, though, that I was expecting something different when I first tasted this tea. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but with a name like “Bengal Breakfast” I expected something stronger and bolder than what is in my cup at the moment. That is not to say that it isn’t a delicious tea – it is! It just is not as invigorating as some of the breakfast teas I’ve encountered, and not as stout as I personally envisioned it to be (maybe I was thinking Bengal – Tiger – rough and tough and raring to go?)
While I enjoyed this tea hot, I think it would make a very nice iced tea as well. Because of its somewhat clean and mild character it would take well to whatever additions you might like to add – from milk and honey, to flavored syrups, to just a simple slice of lemon or lime.