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!