Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Republic of Tea
Back In The Body Tea – The robust, malty character of this tea comes from pure, unblended Assam leaves grown in Northern India. Plentiful golden tips on leaves & hearty body qualify this tea at the top of its class.
Winner in the North American Tea Championship Assam Tea category.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve tried several RoT blends before, but I can’t say that I’ve ever had them in loose leaf form. I just always seem to associate RoT with tea bags, something that I shouldn’t do now that I’ve tried this blend.
After having a few herbals and green teas today, I thought I would pull out this one to try it. I needed a good pick me up after my lunch. Around 2pm seems to be when my body says “Hey, silly head. It is nap time”. Unfortunately my office would frown upon me pulling out a nap mat and taking a snooze so I have to find something to perk me up.
I brewed this up with boiling water and let it steep for about 3 minutes. Took a sip and I’m sad. This didn’t have a nice black tea flavor to it. More of a muted flavor, so I put the tea back in my cup to steep just a bit longer. Unfortunately I think I oversteeped trying to bring out the flavor. Now I have a tea cup filled with an astringent bitter brew. Sad. I probably left it in just a bit too long. This is not a forgiving tea.
This tea really didn’t have anything that made me go WOW I’m loving this. More or less, this tea had me wishing for something else. Something with that “Wow” factor. I’m glad I was able to try it, but I don’t think this will be a re-order.