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Broken Leaf from Gorreana Tea


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Gorreana Tea

Product Description:

Gorreana’s broken leaf tea has been a staple on European tables for over a century. Grown in the highly aromatic hills of the Gorreana estate, comes this fantastic breakfast tea that indulges the senses. Once you mix your boiling water with this fantastic loose leaf tea you witness what tea lovers calls a “dancing of the leaves,” where the water begins to turn a golden jaune as the fresh loose leaves ignite your tea.

This tea is perfect for those who like to add milk or sweetener to their tea. Higher in caffeine content then our green tea -still significantly much lower than a cup of coffee. Picked from the lowest leaf, this tea has a smooth aroma and taste, with very little in tannin. A European treat 5 generations in the making!

Taster’s Review:

This tea surprised me – in a very good way.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from a tea called “Broken Leaf” because the tea snob in me has my mind set that says whole leaf is better.  And, usually, it is.  But this is an example of not judging a book by its cover … or, not judging a tea by its name.

This tea is delightful.  The body is a little lighter than a typical black tea – I would classify it as a medium-bodied tea.  It doesn’t feel as strong or gutsy as, say, an Assam might, making this an excellent afternoon tea.  It would also be great iced, served with a little lemon, perhaps?

The flavor is smooth and sweet.  Overall, I’m finding this tea to be pleasant and light – a perfect refreshment for days when you don’t want to feel weighed down.  This is the kind of tea that I’d keep on hand when I want something simple and unfettered.

This is what every day tea should be!

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2 Comments to

“Broken Leaf from Gorreana Tea”

  1. Profile photo of sirwilliamoftheleaf June 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm       Sir William of the Leaf Says:

    I was curious about tea from this company so I am glad I got to read a review!
    I had never heard about this place until just yesterday. I was pretty surprised that I hadn’t!
    I would like to read more on their greens and whole leaf black teas, as I am considering (not too heavily though) on buying some just out of novelty sake.

Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!