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Java Kertasarie Estate Tea from Simpson & Vail


Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Simpson & Vail

Product Description:

The medium-brown leaves brew to a greenish-brown leaf, with a flowery aroma. The amber cup of Java Kertasarie Estate is medium-bodied, brisker tasting than a Ceylon and has a flavorful infusion with a delightful oak cask aftertaste. Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Tasters Review:

I’m revisiting this tea EARLY this Monday Morning – and let me tell you – this tea is MEANT for Monday Mornings!

Java Kertasarie Estate is a wonderfully bold, black tea.  It’s full of flavor and surely helped me wake-up when I really didn’t want to.

Each time I have tried this tea I have picked up on the notes of oak which is unique yet tasty.

This time around I noticed the floral notes in the beginning of the sip and a more masculine/woodsy finish.  A nice solid tea that both men and women will enjoy!  Not too girlie – yet – not overly rough and tough.  Although, I might say, more masculine than feminine, but I’m ok with that!

I think I like this one specifically for the boldness!  I tend to infuse more than the amount suggested because I like bold teas and this one certainly is.  It’s like Black Tea…to the 2nd Power!

All I need now is a New York Style Bagel with Cream Cheese!  My morning would then be complete!  Thank you for another great tea S&V!

2 Comments to

“Java Kertasarie Estate Tea from Simpson & Vail”

  1. November 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am       Marlena Says:

    I liked this one too and I’d love a bagel, especially a NY one.

  2. Profile photo of liberteas November 1st, 2010 at 11:22 am       liberteas Says:

    Awesome review! Yes, I really liked this one too, and you’re right, it really is perfect for Mondays!

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