Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
About This Iced Tea Series:
Here are FIVE unique iced tea blends we’ve created from high quality Nilgiri CTC teas. These are uber fine teas, so they are not as pretty as our whole leaf teas, but they steep up a bold, rich, flavorful iced tea. We’ve packaged them in one ounce pouches, which is just enough for one gallon of iced tea (more if you re-steep) so you can just rip them open, dump them out and steep. No measuring required!
I guess I was thirsty today. I brewed a half gallon of this tea last night, and it is already almost gone at about 3:30 pm in the afternoon. I guess the fact that its really yummy has a little something to do with that too!
The more I drink this, the more I am appreciating the flavor of it. The first couple of glasses, I don’t think I really noticed how good it tasted, I think I was just really thirsty! But now, as I write this, I am noticing that the plum flavor is really nicely blended here – it doesn’t dominate the tea, but, it comes through strongly enough to be tasted, and is especially enjoyable in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is similar to what I’d experience if I had just eaten a fresh, juicy plum. It is sweet with just the right level of tartness, and it tastes so authentic that I can almost feel the pulpy texture on my tongue!
The black tea dominates the flavor profile, and it is delicious. It has a strong, brisk flavor that is clean and lightly astringent. It has a nice sweet undertone to it, and it unites almost seamlessly with the plum notes. A very uniform flavor that is very refreshing and delicious.
I do hope that 52Teas makes another iced tea series. I have said in the past that I hope it’s a green tea series, but, I would also be quite content with another black tea series – this one has been very satisfying. Thirst-quenching!