Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: TeaSpree
Deep, dark, rich and luscious. Ready for anything.
This black tea is really delicious. While the name “black tea” seems rather generic, this cup of tea is anything but ordinary.
The description from TeaSpree really encompasses the spirit of this tea – this is “deep, dark, rich and delicious”. It has a very strong, stout character. Very robust with a delicious malty quality. It is full-bodied and full of flavor.
One thing that is rather distinct about this tea is that it is less astringent than some black teas with these other qualities. There is a faint bitter note to the background – but this isn’t an “I over-steeped the tea” kind of bitterness. It is a savory kind of bitterness that adds interest and intrigue to the cup.
I found this tea to be extremely rewarding as that all-important first cup of the day – it is vibrant enough to give me the energy I need to get up and go! And while it is quite good served hot, neat and clean; it also takes milk and honey quite well making this an excellent breakfast tea, or perhaps a pick-me-up for the afternoon.