Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Rare Tea Co.
Rich, black tea from a Fairtrade garden in the mountains of Malawi. To compare this to an ordinary tea would be like comparing a line-drawing with a sculpture. This is like drinking normal tea but in 3-D.
Learn more about this tea here.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Since it’s Father’s Day here in the states, I thought I’d start the day with a review of one of the more masculine teas I’ve tasted in quite a while. This Lost Malawi Black Tea from Rare Tea Co. is so rich and malty and DELICIOUS! I’m not at all surprised though, because the teas that I’ve tried from this company have always impressed me. They’re one of those companies that never seem to fail to excite me with their stellar teas!
This tea would make an excellent choice for that vital first cup of the day, because it has some real GUSTO to it. It’s one of those teas that really motivate you to get going, it’s like supercharging your engines!
The flavor is so solid. Even though it is a very hefty, bold cup of tea – it is remarkably well-rounded. It is a little malty and these malty tones bring out the undertones of sweetness that taste faintly of honey caramel. There is no bitterness and not a lot of astringency to speak of either. It’s just … real rugged and very masculine. It has some earthy notes to it, evoking thoughts of leather. It has that really good bake-y, cake-y sort of taste to it, like freshly baked french bread that’s still warm … the kind that’s baked on stone so that the crust is crisp and crackling and chewy! YUM!
I like that this tastes amazing served straight up, but, it also takes the addition of milk and honey well if you want to have a sweet and creamy cuppa at breakfast time. A deliciously rich, flavorful cup of tea, and it’s a perfect tea to serve to your dad or the hubby on his special day!
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!