|"A basic blend of 3 black teas sourced from two continents ... a good, sturdy cup of black tea."|
The aromatic dried blend contains quality, medium-sized semi-broken leaves. Elements of each tea are evident - the malty scent of Assam and the citrus notes from the Ceylon are equally prominent, while the crisp freshness of the Kenyan tea supports. A coppery, bright cup results from a 3-minute infusion. More citrus notes on the nose and the palette. Although it is nothing out of the ordinary, or unique, or extreme, or flashy with bells and whistles... it is a good, sturdy cup of black tea. It's got substance to it, and of course quality, that cannot be matched by a typical fannings or dust-filled tea bag. Culinary Teas suggests adding lemon and sugar for a treat - although I can't attest to having added lemon (only due to the lack of fresh lemons at my disposal as of this writing), the tea does practically beg for it, and you just know that it would make an excellent additive. Pour that over ice and there is no doubt this would be more-than-satisfactory in the coming summer months.
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