Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
About this 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.
With my first couple of sips of this iced tea, I was a little unsure how I felt about it. But now that I’m halfway finished with my second glass, I can say with complete certainty that I love it!
It does take a little time for the sweet flavor of the papaya to develop. Those first couple of sips were a little “off” – I could taste the black tea but little else. Now the flavor of the papaya is about even with the black tea. The strong Nilgiri is a bit more prevalent but not by much. It has a brisk flavor and a moderate astringency that at first came across as slightly bitter rather than tangy, but now that the papaya flavor has developed the astringency has tapered off a bit.
The papaya is sweet and flavorful. It definitely inspires a tropical feel – mentally transporting me to a hammock on a sunny tropical island. Now, if only I could get Johnny Depp to refill my glass of tea . . .