Indian Tea Fair Trade Organic FOP from Starwest Botanicals

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Starwest Botanicals

Company Description:

An organic black tea from the mountains of southern India. This tea has a mild, bright flavor and fresh finish.

Taster’s Review:

This tea has really surprised me.  I really like it a lot.

When I first brewed this tea; I didn’t know what to expect.  But I certainly wasn’t expected to be as impressed with it as I am.

It has a fairly mellow flavor – and yet there is a very pleasing underlying note of spice to it that is a little peppery and vaguely reminiscent of toasted cumin.  It isn’t exactly what I’d call spicy yet it has these little hints of flavor that entice and excite the palate.

This is a very impressive black tea!  I drank it hot, although it has a such refreshingly different, bright flavor that would also be very good iced – perhaps with a thin slice of lemon?  I added just a drizzle of agave nectar to my cup which highlighted some of the unique notes of this tea very nicely, but it is quite good without sweetener.

However you choose to serve this tea – it is sure to be a winner!  I highly recommend it!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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