Review: American Tea Room Romanoff

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Thumbs up!"Smooth and excellent sweetened or not, this is an easy to enjoy tea with great citrus flavor and a little bit of smokiness to boot. A smooth combination!! "
Jamie’s Teaview: 8/10
Other Teaviews: Shaiha gave it 9.2/10
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Romanoff is a tea that American Tea Room describes as "a regal blend of lightly smoked organic Chinese black tea and blood orange. A true Russian delight." The thick black leaves of this tea are immediately interesting and are medium to long in length. Mingled with the leaves are generous chunks of blood orange peel and the blend is richly fragrant with a truly orange scent both dry and, more subtly, once steeped.

For preparation I used a teaspoon of leaf (approximately - the leaves are hard to fit in a teaspoon!) to 8 ounces of water and steeped four minutes using freshly boiled water allowed to cool for a minute. This tea brews to a richly dark cup with a lightly sweet and orange flavor. The light smoking of the tea leaf makes for an excellent coupling of flavors and adds wonderful depth. The smokiness emerges in taste as a subtle component, pretty well merged with the orange and very well matched. I enjoyed this tea on its own, sans sweetener as the leaf will carry you with good flavor, but I did enjoy this even more with a bit of sweetener. Smooth and excellent sweetened or not, this is an easy to enjoy tea with great citrus flavor and a little bit of smokiness to boot. A smooth combination!!

It's a good strong cup of tea that isn't compromised by bitter or sour notes, the smokiness is well done and won't bowl you over with an early morning campfire experience. I enjoyed this cup equally with a freshly made raisin toast for breakfast (mmmm!) as I did as an afternoon pick me up (luxuriously paired with Valerie Confections Tangier Tea Bark, a chocolate confection also sold through ATR).

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