Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Just.Organic.Tea
A smooth, balanced black tea with a long leaf. Blends perfectly with milk and sugar, but flavorful enough to stand alone. Also makes a great iced tea. Our Oothu tea is bio-dynamically produced in South India. Fair trade & organic certified.
Learn more about this tea here.
Just.Organic.Tea has impressed me with their vision of being a socially responsible company. I appreciate that their teas are all organic and that they only select fair trade certified teas. And I really like that their teas – like this Black Oothu – is really GOOD tea too!
The flavor is really smooth and even-tempered, and nicely round. It’s got a rich, malty flavor but it’s not an overly aggressive or robust tea. It has a pleasing, medium body that would take the addition of milk and honey well, but I’m quite enjoying it with no additions. It’s got a hint of fruit and floral sweetness in the background, and a nice, earthy taste that’s satisfying when I find myself wanting a smooth black tea.
It’s also one of those very “adaptable” type of teas. It would be ideal to serve at an afternoon tea party, and would also work nicely as an iced tea, perhaps with a thin slice of lemon or lime. It’s moderately astringent and there is a hint of sweetness in the aftertaste.
This is Just.A.Really.Lovely.Tea. OK … that was kind of corny, right? Sorry. But it is really nice, and just what I need on an afternoon when I want to sit back and relax for a few moments and not worry about everything else that’s going on around me. It’s the good stuff.