Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: East India Company
Kama Sutra tea is combination of fine black tea, sensuous blossoms and tantalising spices. Its deep aroma and strong full body brings romance in every sip.
This is definitely a revitalizing tea! It has some real gusto to it! But, it is also pleasantly sweet – definitely a yin and yang kind of balance going on with this one, and the tea becomes even more enticing as the flavors develop on the palate.
The black tea base is bold and delicious. It has a malty tone and it is quite smooth up until the tail end of the sip, where I notice the tangy astringency, which emphasizes a citrus-y taste to this tea.
There is also a spiced tone to this tea, but it isn’t spicy. It is more of a sweet, exotic kind of spice, and it accents the citrus tones of the tea very nicely. The tea, citrus, and spice combines to create a satisfying, seamless flavor that does as it promises – revitalizes!
Delicious with a bit of sweetener if you like your tea sweet, but it is also delicious without. I’d take this one without milk, as I think it would overwhelm the delightful spice notes.
A little goes a long way with this tea, so when measuring it out, use just a little less than you normally would. For example, if you would normally use 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per cup, instead use a level teaspoon and maybe shake a few leaves off of the level teaspoon for this tea. I brewed it at what would be “normal” strength the first time I infused this tea, and found it to be a bit too strong and a little bitter for my taste. However, when I used a little less tea, it produced a strong (but not too strong), delicious brew! The tea was not bitter with my second infusion, but don’t oversteep it! Even though the package recommends a 4 – 5 minute infusion time, I recommend not more than three minutes.
A fantastic cuppa!
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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