Today was an early morning for no other reason than my body decided to wake up before 6 am. Typically I have to fight to get out of bed for work but today, when I could have slept to all hours of the day, my body decided to wake up at the crack of dawn. That’s okay but it makes for a long day and since I don’t drink coffee, I turned to this tea, Tea-Historic Signature Blend, to keep me awake.
The dry leaf is a lovely blend of dark and traditional Indian Assam leaves and the little golden snails of Yunnan tea. Brewed for 2 minutes in 200 degree water, this steeps up a nice golden-bronze color.
Flavorwise, this is a little brisk and a lot of malt. It stays smooth and has really nice bready notes that make this comforting and a touch sweet. At times I get wisps of smoke but it is rather minimal for those who fear that element. It is really an easy tea to drink, an every-day-sort-of-tea since its got enough flavor to keep things interesting but nothing is so bold that one would quickly tire of it.
This is just an all around nice tea. I don’t reach for straight black teas often but this is one I can see myself enjoying again and again.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea-Historic
The medium leaves of the bold Assam add a brightness to your cup while the golden curls of the Yunnan golden snails mellow it all out. A great way to start your morning with a gentle natural sweet smokiness or to help power you through the afternoon.
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.