Leaf Type: Black
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A Fine Black Tea from the World renown Dimbula Tea Growing District of the Central Ceylon. Enjoy this wonderful tea to a healthier life overall.
The first thing I notice about this English Breakfast Tea from Tea of Life isn’t the tea itself but the packaging. As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for eye-catching packaging, and these “Pop Art” tins from Tea of Life are gorgeous! This particular tin has an Indian Floral style print on it. Beautiful!
And this is a really nice English Breakfast tea. It has a hearty, robust flavor that would take to the additions of milk and honey well, if you care to add them, or if you want something with a little more edge to it, take it straight!
It is a full-flavored tea with hints of malty tones. The sip starts off with a sweet note, followed by some earthy tones that evoke thoughts of leather. About mid-sip there is a hint of citrus that comes through, and this citrus-y note offers a slight “tang” in the aftertaste. It’s an enjoyable tea.
There is a moderate amount of astringency to this tea, but there is no bitterness – although, I’d take care not to oversteep it. Because it’s a bagged tea, I recommend steeping it for not longer than 2 1/2 minutes. But, even though this is a bagged tea, it’s very tasty, and while I’m not usually crazy for a bagged tea, this one impresses me.
This is my first tea that I’ve tasted from this company, but it won’t be the last. The cool artwork on the tin drew me in to this tea … but the flavor will keep me coming back.
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!