The Sororitea Sisters are known for being a bit nerdy – in a GOOD way – of course! We embrace our NERDINESS! We celebrate our NERDINESS! Some of us adore Anime, some like literature, others have a flare for Sci-Fi, and others are VERY pop culture savvy. Today – we can add another NERDY interesting to our running list of LIKES…Dinosaurs!
I’ve LOVED learning about dinosaurs ever since I was 4 or 5. I still enjoying reading about the newest discoveries in world-wide dinosaur digs and finds. So when I heard about Tea-Historic I knew I had to check them out!
The focus of Tea-Historic teas is on the two regions where these two types of plants probably originated – Yunnan Province in China and Assam in India. Most of Tea-Historic’s teas are from one of these two regions. They also have punny dinosaur names to them which I LOVE.
As for the specific tea I am reviewing today – Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea Historic – I feel you really can’t go wrong with an Assam…or a Triceratops for that matter.
Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic is a tippy Assam black tea that hails from the Nahohabi estate in India. I knew right away by looking at the dry loose leaf that this contained Cacao Husks! YAY! The cacao husks originate in the Dominican Republic and are roasted in the US.
Tea-Historic’s product description couldn’t have described it any better…The combination of tippy black tea and cacao husks becomes a punch in a velvet glove. It’s Energizing but soothing at the same time. This blend is a good morning tea and that is EXACTLY how I chose to start my day recently…with a nice cuppa Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic!
This doesn’t make a clear tea and there is cacao sediment in the cup due to the small size of the husks being used and I’m totally ok with this! If you aren’t – it’s suggested to use a filter while infusing the loose leaf blend.
The flavor once infused it’s a welcomed ‘punch in the face’. It gives off a deep, rich, dark chocolate taste which is doubly impressive because it’s dairy and guilt-free! The Assam and the Cacao Husks make a strong, sturdy couple!
This experience with Tea Historic was a GREAT one and I can’t wait for my next tea tasting from them! With quality tea and dinosaur themed punny names like this I don’t see Tea Historic going extinct any time soon!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea-Historic
This tippy Assam black tea comes from the Nahohabi estate in India. The cacao husks originate in the Dominican Republic and are roasted in the US.
Cacao husks do have a small amount of caffeine but are not the same as cacao nibs or processed chocolate. The combination of tippy black tea and cacao husks becomes a punch in a velvet glove. Energizing but soothing at the same time, this blend is a good morning tea, but use with caution towards bedtime if you are especially caffeine sensitive!
This doesn’t make a clear tea and there is cacao sediment in the cup due to the small size of the husks being used. If this bothers you, you can try using a filter bag. Otherwise, enjoy the extra bit of chocolatey yum at the bottom of the cup!