Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Mhai Diva
About Mhai Diva Tea:
Mhaidiva is pure quality tea. In general the following applies: the higher the tea is cultivated, the better the quality. Mhaidiva comes straight from the plateaus of Sri Lanka, the Nuwara-Eliya district, known as the ‘champagne area’ of Sri Lanka.
99% of the Mhaidiva tea is picked by women at the tea plantations, the women control the picking of the tea leaves with the fingertips in perfection. Mhaidiva is made by 100% Orthodox picked tea, qualitative the best way of picking.
In her review of this tea, TeaEqualsBliss aka Jennifer states that this doesn’t taste like a bagged tea. And I must concur … this is a very full-flavored, robust Earl Grey and if I hadn’t brewed it myself, I wouldn’t have guessed it was a bagged tea.
The black tea is brisk and energizing. It has a remarkably smooth flavor without bitterness and very little astringency. There is a hint of sweetness to the black tea – slightly caramel-ish. This is a black tea that would be delicious on its own, made even tastier with the addition of the flavor of the bergamot orange.
The bergamot is citrus-y and lightly floral. It doesn’t taste overly floral or perfume-y, just enough of a flowery note to add dimension to the overall cup. The flavor is bright and slightly sweet with a nice tangy finish.
I can’t get over the fact that this is a bagged tea. This is a bagged tea that will win over the loose leaf purists out there! Yes it’s that good!