I have a confession. At first sniff I was LOST in this Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co. The natural aroma was so fragrant, a little spicy, and a little malty. The trio of smells made it an unforgettable smelling tea!
The taste of Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co. was just as impressive! Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co. is a medium strength black tea that was fairly malty in the mouth. The malt was on the sweeter side and NOT astringent or brash. It took me a while but I finally figured out the mysterious nod I kept picking up on and it was subtle chocolate notes but it was a very zoned-in type of chocolaty taste I was tasting. My taste-buds say it was more of a cocoa powder type chocolate taste and on the sweeter side.
Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co. was capable of at least 2 solid infusions. I LOVE that in a black tea since it’s somewhat rare. This tea also finishes pretty smooth and it’s lovely. Another thing I noticed was this Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co.’s natural malty flavor seemed to magnify as it cools naturally at room temperature.
As if you could already tell I’m a HUGE fan of Xian Luo Black Tea from Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Co.
Xian Luo Black Tea is from the Chinese province of Anhui. Xian Luo means Silky and Fragrant. The lovely dark loose leaves are slightly curled in manufacture and produce a very pleasant dark red liquor with sweet notes and a spicy aroma.
Brew with boiling water and infuse for 1 to 4 minutes.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Jennifer (TeaEqualsBliss) is in her upper 30s and lives in the eastern snowbelt area of the US with her husband, 3 dogs, and cat (however the number of furkids can change at anytime as she LOVES providing a forever home for many shelter animals. Her several interests include music, movies, veganism, sports, traveling, collecting Baseball Cards and Unicorns, Radio, Computers, Crafting, and of course…TEA.She started drinking tea at the tender age of 3 thanks to her Grandmother and her love for tea has gotten stronger with each year!In addition to being a co-founder/co-creator of Sororitea Sisters - her main site is MyBlissfulJourney.com.Find out more about Jennifer on MyBlissfulJourney.com.
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