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Basic Black Tea from Fashionista Tea


basicblackTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Fashionista Tea

Tea Description:

Bright, brisk, high grown estate whole leaf Nilgeri tea hand blended with smooth rich Yunnan golden buds.  This organic classic blend can be enjoyed at any time of the day; excellent as an iced tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:


My first sip of this Basic Black Tea from Fashionista Tea … my impression was very much like the first sentence in the above description … before I even read the description.  This is indeed bright and brisk!  It has a really smooth character, and a pleasant richness without a heavy mouthfeel.

The flavor is really smooth.  No bitterness to this, it has a clean, invigorating taste that is slightly earthy with notes of fruit in the background.  It has a nice sweetness to it, slightly honey-esque … reminiscent of a thinned honey:  sweet but not cloying.

There is some astringency to this, I’d categorize it as a medium amount of astringency … it’s a clean-feeling astringency.  My mouth feels clean and refreshed after I sip this tea.

It’s a very enjoyable cuppa.  It has an agreeable strength to it, I’d call it robust but not in-your-face bold.  Because of its smooth character, I’d probably grab this one on those mornings when I wasn’t looking for something to give me that jumpstart … but something to help ease me into my morning.  It’s one of those teas that would work well as an afternoon pick-me-up or a mid-morning energy boost … but it has a mellow enough quality to it that it would make a nice tea to just sit and enjoy while reading a good book too.

Another lovely tea experience from Fashionista Tea … I’m really liking this company!

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