Low Country from August Uncommon Tea

TeaATea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea

Tea Description:

The ostentatious warmth of a Southern drawl. A tea with robust body, and character to match. In the first sip, the chewiness of burnt sugar mingles with the dark, rich flavor of buttery buckwheat hotcakes and finally, a latent chicory note. A drop of milk adds a whisper of bourbon. Effortless charm that ambles all the livelong day.

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Taster’s Review:

 

This is one of August Uncommon Tea’s most popular blends and I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I’m in the mood to have this as my morning cup today. It smells interesting… almost a little bit like plastic? There is something in this that reminds me of something other than tea.. maybe burnt rubber? The scent doesn’t make this tea sound appealing, but I’m interested to see if the flavor of the tea offers something different.

Sipping… hmm.. I’m not getting anything that’s really that different from the scent. That same burnt rubber/plastic taste does come through. Ergh.. it does linger on the tongue and I can’t really get rid of it. It reminds me a little bit of charcoal as well.  I wish that I could taste some of the other flavors that August Uncommon Tea mentions.. burnt sugar, buckwheat hotcakes and chicory.. but for me, it’s really just that plastic taste mingled with the charcoal.

I know there are many others who enjoy this tea, so I think it just didn’t work out with my tastebuds.. I’m happy to have tried it, but I simply couldn’t finish the cup.

Staring at the Sea from August Uncommon Tea

staringattheseaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea

Tea Description:

Comfort from the hearth while gazing at fog as it gently drifts over the sea. The odor of warm buttery country bread rises to your nose, tenderly warming your face. A faint note of macadamia and bits of crust browning on a brick oven floor linger on the tongue. Hints of sweet grasses spring forth to brighten and balance the thick, chewy texture. Come in from the cold.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have heard so much about this company on Steepster that I was very excited to see it in one of the traveling tea boxes that hit my house late last week.  This was the first one I grabbed to try.  I’m such a green tea fan that I couldn’t wait to dig in and try out some new green teas.

August Uncommon Tea has unique tea blends that I’ve heard varied reviews about.  This particular blend is a Japanese Green Tea with Barley in it.  I brewed this delight up like all my green teas with the help of my handy dandy Breville and allowed the brew to cool off for a few moments.

Took my first sip and this is a different tasting green tea for sure.  And one I’m enjoying. The green tea base is buttery and smooth.  The barley that has been added in provides a nice nutty background that gives the tea an added richness.  Like the description says, there is a crust like flavor and even faint notes of macadamia nuts.

This is one of those teas where the description really matches and translate well into the flavor you are given.  I’m curious what this one would taste like as a cold brew and hope to be able to try that soon.

The more I drink of this one, the more I really like it.  This could easily be an every day sort of tea for me for sure!