Review: Lalani & Co 2nd Flush Himalayan Imperial Black

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Thumbs up!"Despite being bold, this tea is not overpowering what-so-ever. It is a great tea for any black tea lover looking for a one-of-a-kind buy. "
Alexa’s Teaview: 9/10
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lalanihimimperialblackLalani & Co is a really intriguing tea company in London that offers unique batches of tea. Their selection of tea, from family run tea gardens, changes seasonally. This particular Himalayan Imperial Black was grown in Nepal at a high elevation of 6,000 ft. The tea garden it comes from is organic and is known for unique styles of tea. After being picked in May 2013, the leaves were heavily oxidized.

I brewed 1 teaspoon of leaves in 1 cup of nearly boiling water. As the leaves steeped, the water immediately turned a reddish brown. The smell was rich and reminded me of caramelized black tea and sugar. The taste is mellower than the smell but still packed full of flavor! This tea is smoother than expected. As the tea sits in your mouth you can taste some sweeter flavors like sugar and vanilla. It is a full bodied, highly oxidized brew, making it perfect for those who love stronger teas. It isn’t bitter as you may expect due to the oxidation. It isn’t very sweet but it is just right for a black tea.

This was a very enjoyable cup of bold black tea. It warms your insides and gives you a good boost of energy. I love this tea plain but I also think it pairs well with either lemon, or a splash of cream. The leaves, being so strong, can easily be re-steeped a few times. Despite being bold, this tea is not overpowering what-so-ever. It is a great tea for any black tea lover looking for a one-of-a-kind buy.

— To purchase Lalani & Co 2nd Flush Himalayan Imperial Black, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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