I LOVE DINOSAURS! Seriously, I am obsessed! Land Before Time, Jurassic Park, Dinosaur…doesn’t matter…if it has dinosaurs in it, I am likely to read it, watch it, listen to it, etc. Between dinosaurs and Chris Pratt, I think Jurassic World might have been the highlight of my 2015. I blame my generation…actually my sibling’s generation and their influence on me. Some people had vampires, some people had zombies, and some people had dinosaurs. I fit into all those groups actually but dinosaurs have a special place in my heart.
So, now that I established my love of dinosaurs, and I would hope my love of tea is also pretty apparent, let’s talk about Tea-Historic, an awesome company that combines two awesome things. A site that specializes in mostly black teas with wonderfully dinosaur-inspired names.
Today Tricera-Tips Assam is what fills my mug, an Indian Assam tea mixed with cacao husks. Trust me, you will for sure know the cacao is there because this is one chocolatey tea. A little too much for my tastes, though I am not the biggest fan of cacao husks as I find they create a more earthy/dusty chocolate flavor. Underneath the cacao is the assam base, which contributes a whole lotta honey but there is also an underlying briskness and astringency that I don’t love. In fairness, this tea cooled a bit before I got to it so the astringency might just be a reflection of that.
A little while back I tried the Yunnan Tricera-Tips tea and if I am being honest, of the two, I think that is the one I preferred. Though this is still tasty, the Yunnan version, in my opinion, is smoother and with less cacao. I suppose ultimately that could be good or bad depending on what you’re looking for in a tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea Historic
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.