Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: A. C. Perch
Tea from Luponde garden in Tanzania. Strong cup and full body.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Tanzania GFOP Black Tea from A. C. Perch’s is quite lovely! It is rich and hearty, with a bold presence. After a few sips, I notice a sweet, honey-like taste.
It is a pleasant tea with a nicely round flavor. There are some malty tones and a sort of “bake-y” or “bready” sort of taste to it. As enjoyable as this is, I can’t say that it has a lot of complexity. It’s more of a “black tea” kind of tea. It tastes very much like a strong, full-flavored cup of tea, but there isn’t a lot of flavor distinction here. I don’t taste definitive notes of flower or fruit, although I do taste just a whisper of smoke in the distance.
It tastes like black tea. It isn’t bitter (although I suspect it might be rather tannic if I were to oversteep it). It does have a moderate amount of astringency to it.
It’s one of those teas that would be good to have on hand for when you want a really good black tea!
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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