Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Argo Tea
A black tea blend featuring honey and lemon for the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
I couldn’t find this tea on the Argo website, thank goodness for Steepster! I received a sampling of this tea from one of my Steepster friends.
The aroma of this tea is quite pleasant – when I opened the package I could smell the honey fragrance with light notes of lemon. The honey is very strong! The scent of the brewed liquor is a bit softer than the dry leaf, but, it is still very rewarding.
The black tea base is a strong, bold tea. I am not getting much in the way of astringency from this tea, just a very bright, crisp flavor. It is not bitter (although, as with any tea, I wouldn’t try to over-steep it). It holds its own among the strong honey flavor.
The honey flavor takes a few sips to really develop on the palate. The first sip was a little bit of a disappointment because I wasn’t getting much honey flavor or lemon flavor, but as I continued to sip it, I found the honey flavor becoming more pronounced. It is sweet and sumptuous.
The lemon notes are quite delicate, yet provide a very pleasing contrast to the sweetness of the honey.
This is a tea that would be very comforting when feeling under the weather. I found it really enjoyable as a hot tea on this chilly autumn day, but, I think it would also make a very refreshing iced tea.
This is the first tea that I’ve tried from Argo, and based upon this really positive experience, it makes me eager to try more! I’m off to explore the Argo Tea website!
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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