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Lost Malawi Black Tea from Rare Tea Co.

June16

lost-malawi-black-tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co.

Tea Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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!

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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!

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