Review: The Simple Leaf Dawn

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Thumbs up!"The flavor was rich and characterized by chocolate and honey notes. The chocolate flavor was a bit weaker than what was detected in the aroma, but was still quite enjoyable. My only regret about this tea is that I let it sit in my sample basket for a while before getting around to brewing and enjoying it!"
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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dawn.jpgThe Simple Leaf is a company that offers "fresh tea. uncomplicated". What this means is that they sell high-quality teas that focus on the tea itself, and not a myriad of flavorings, spices, fruits, candies and other additives. The tea they call "Dawn" is a great example of this. Dawn is of Indian origin, more specifically from the Abali Estate in Arunachal Pradesh (don't worry, I don't know where that is either, but the Simple Leaf site has a handy link to a satellite map to show you exactly where that is!). I have been very pleased with my past Simple Leaf tastings, so I was looking forward to this tea. The dried leaves are long, thin, and wiry, as these leaves are actually hand-rolled. I instantly noted a very thick cocoa aroma, which really got me excited to taste this tea. The flavor was rich and characterized by chocolate and honey notes. The chocolate flavor was a bit weaker than what was detected in the aroma, but was still quite enjoyable. There were very subtle malty notes as well. The tea seemed a bit thick, almost as if it had a mouthfeel. I would describe this as a medium-to heavy body, but certainly not the heaviest tea I have sampled. As a hot tea, this is perfect for a morning brew. I also sampled this tea as an iced tea and found it surprisingly refreshing, although I did personally prefer it as a hot tea. This is a great tea, and not one you are likely to stumble upon every day. I would certainly recommend Dawn not only as a great tea in itself, but also as an introduction to the wonderful teas offered by Simple Leaf. My only regret about this tea is that I let it sit in my sample basket for a while before getting around to brewing and enjoying it!

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