|"It has a very smooth taste with a lighter mouthfeel. There are flavors of stewed plums, berries and dark chocolate which lingers in the aftertaste. "|
I love it when I get the opportunity to check out some samples from a company that I haven’t ran across before. 3 Teas happens to be such a company. They are based in Canada and have quite a variety of teas though their website is sparse on the details of the individual teas. They also do not have a currency converter on their site which makes it a bit trickier for anyone not based in Canada.
My sample this morning has an interesting look as the leaves have been CTC yet there are also stems mixed in. There isn’t much of an aroma, just the typical black tea smell.
There aren’t any brewing suggestions on the site so I went with boiling water and a steep time of two minutes. The resulting liquor is a dark reddish brown with a rich, thick aroma that has bits of dark chocolate and stewed plums.
As is my custom with black tea, I added a bit of rock sugar to the tea. It has a very smooth taste with a surprisingly lighter mouthfeel. There are flavors of stewed plums, berries and dark chocolate which lingers in the aftertaste. There is just a hint of dryness that in no way detracts from the flavor.
I enjoyed this tea with just a touch of sweetener though I wouldn’t recommend adding milk because the flavors just aren’t that robust. It does make for a nice cup of tea in the mornings as it does give a person a nice boost of caffeine.
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