Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Majesteas
Our own special blend of fine black tea will delight the single-malt whiskey lover. This tea combines peaty smokiness with a hint of citrus.
Region: China, India, Sri Lanka
Leaf: Black, full leaf mixed with cut pieces
Water Temperature: 212F
Steeping Time: 3-5 minutes
Preparation: Makes a good afternoon or morning tea, can be milked and sugared
Flavor Profile: Medium strength, smoky, peaty and smooth
Learn more about this tea here.
Macdonald’s Highland Blend from Majesteas is a heavy-duty tea for sure! If you are a fan of Lapsang Souchong this tea will most likely intrigue you! What makes this tea different from your average every day Lapsang Souchong is that this Macdonald’s Highland Blend from Majesteas is a blend of their fine black teas with a hint of citrus. It is VERY smoky and quite ‘peaty’ as well. Majestea says this tea will delight ‘the single-malt whiskey love’ and that it is ‘perfect after a meal.’
It’s nothing short of a ‘slap you in the face’ morning wake-up tea but if you are afraid of smoky teas you have been warned.
The citrus notes are moreso in the front of the sip and the malt finishes everything off. Personally I enjoy this tea after the appropriate brew/infusion times and at room temperature for at least 10 minutes. It seems to bring more of the citrus notes out.
This is an oldie-but-a-goody from my stash that I am not sadly out of. Perhaps this is a smokey tea that you will enjoy! If you do be sure to let us know in comments!