Leaf Type: Black
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
OK … so this might not be a strawberries and chocolate or chocolate and roses or … any other romantic blend BUT it does have Lovers in the name of the tea. Sure … that’s the name of the estate where the tea was grown … but it works for me.
This Lovers Leap Estate Indigo Black Tea from Eden Grove is quite nice. When I opened the package, I could smell faint floral notes and earthiness. The brewed tea has a fruit/floral/earthy sort of scent to it. It brews up a dark coppery color. And it tastes really good too!
I’ve got to say that I’ve been pretty happy with most of the teas that I’ve tried from Eden Grove so far. This is a rich and satisfying Ceylon tea. Yeah, “rich” is not a word that typically goes hand in hand with Ceylon black tea … but this has a pleasing richness to it. There are even some malty tones to it!
I also taste notes of fruit and flower in each sip. In the distance are notes of earth and even a leather-y sort of taste. It is a medium-bodied tea with a moderate amount of astringency. It has a nice sweetness to it that reminds me a little bit of a honeyed caramel.
And all of that from a sacheted tea! Yeah, I’m stunned too. I don’t usually expect a whole lot out of a sacheted tea, but, Eden Grove’s quality is starting to make a believer out of me. sure, I’d still rather have loose leaf, but it’s nice to have the convenience of a tea bag when I’m traveling. The gift package (shown above) is also something that would be lovely to give to a friend who is new to tea and doesn’t know what to do with loose leaf tea yet. (We all gotta start someplace, you know?)
A really good tea.