Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: TeaSpree
Deep, dark, rich and luscious. Ready for anything.
This black tea is really delicious. While the name “black tea” seems rather generic, this cup of tea is anything but ordinary.
The description from TeaSpree really encompasses the spirit of this tea – this is “deep, dark, rich and delicious”. It has a very strong, stout character. Very robust with a delicious malty quality. It is full-bodied and full of flavor.
One thing that is rather distinct about this tea is that it is less astringent than some black teas with these other qualities. There is a faint bitter note to the background – but this isn’t an “I over-steeped the tea” kind of bitterness. It is a savory kind of bitterness that adds interest and intrigue to the cup.
I found this tea to be extremely rewarding as that all-important first cup of the day – it is vibrant enough to give me the energy I need to get up and go! And while it is quite good served hot, neat and clean; it also takes milk and honey quite well making this an excellent breakfast tea, or perhaps a pick-me-up for the afternoon.
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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