Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: McIver’s Tea & Coffee Merchants
The Daintree Tea Company is located on the Cubbagudta Plantation, situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and Wilderness area in North Queensland. The plantation was established in 1978 by the Nicholas Family who still own and operate the business. Daintree tea is grown pesticide free. Low in tannin and caffeine, this is the perfect afternoon cup.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Australian Daintree Black Tea from McIver’s Tea & Coffee Merchants is a tea that was sent to me by a friend and I was happy to try it. I’ve not tried any tea from this company, and I love trying new teas from new-to-me companies.
According to the description of this tea, it would seem that this is a tea that is grown in an Australian rainforest without pesticides. Cool!
Very tasty! This is a robust tasting tea, but as the description above suggests, it’s not a tannic flavor. No bitterness here. It is sweet with a molasses-y type taste and notes of freshly baked bread. I also taste notes of malt and raisin.
I really like the flavor of this tea. It reminds me of a bold, breakfast-y type black tea. However, I don’t know if this truly has a low caffeine level and for those of us who need that caffeinated energy thing in the morning, this might not be the right choice for a breakfast tea. Instead, I envision that this might make a great afternoon tea for a high tea type of occasion when you want to add milk and honey to your tea and drink with your pinkies up.
Then again, I’m finding it quite lovely without the milk and honey, in my tea mug, with both hands cupped around the mug to enjoy the warmth.
A really good tea, I’m happy I got to try it.