Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
The perfect Tea for putting a smile on your face. Let’s get the party started with our Indian Black Tea blend that will remind you of vanilla cupcakes with candy sprinkles.
What a fun tea! And it really does smell like vanilla cupcakes!
I love cupcakes – I go positively giddy every time I see something cupcake (especially if I see a cupcake bakery! haha!) So I was really excited about this tea. The cute little candy sprinkles add such life to what might otherwise be an ordinary-looking black tea.
The candy sprinkles melt during steeping, and add just a tiny bit of sweetness to the cup. (If you like your teas sweet, you might want to add just a little more) The black tea is brisk but not overbearing, and has a pleasant, inviting taste (and aroma!) There is a light astringency to this cup. It is not bitter, though, even after five minutes of steeping.
This tea has a light vanilla taste to it. Like the black tea base, it is not an overwhelming vanilla taste.
This would be a great tea to serve to guests (a great party tea!) because it has a fairly mellow tone to it, it is not overly astringent. It is not cloying nor bitter… a very friendly sort of tea!