First off I do not know what flush this was picked or what year.
But if I were to guess it would most likely be either 2016 first or second flush or it could be that this is indeed the 2017 flush.
I don’t drink straight up black teas like this often. Mainly because most people who drink them add milk and or sugar and I do not tend to do that. Except this time.
After tasting it every minute while steeping. I decided 4 minutes was prime. It screams put milk in me. It has a bit of a bitterness to it along with the earthy forest flavors that make it seem prime for a spot of milk.
And so…. I added some after my initial plain cup. Of course because I’ve only added milk a handful of times… I messed up.
Too much almond milk. Now it’s more like a latte. After steeping the leaves directly in the almond milk for a bit longer it now seems better.
Quite tasty actual. It helps bring out some of the nutty and wet earth notes and mellows out the bitterness.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Yatra Tea Company
Crepy leaves that yield a medium-dark liquor, with a slightly woody, malty aroma, and a medium body with mildly brisk character.