Review: Hacienda Sangay Premium Black

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Its OK"There was very little bitterness to it. I would compare it most closely to a ceylon, though I could taste a bit of a berry undertone."
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If you weren't aware that black tea was grown in Ecuador, you are not alone. As a person who enjoys a pot of black tea every morning, I was excited to try this tea. I don't think I've ever had tea grown in South America.

I can't tell you very much about the company because the website is in Spanish and I don't speak or read Spanish well. But I can tell you that this tea is Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified. Rainforest Alliance is "an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods." They work to conserve wildlife; safeguard soils and waterways; protect workers, their families and local communities; and increase livelihoods in order to achieve true, long-term sustainability.

The tea was a pretty typical looking round teabag. I used 3 teabags in a 4 cup pot and steeped them for 6 minutes. The tea was a nice reddish brown, and it brewed up strong enough to add milk and sugar.

There was very little bitterness to it. I would compare it most closely to a ceylon, though I could taste a bit of a berry undertone. There isn't any smokiness or maltiness to this tea.

It's a nice step up from the black tea you buy in a grocery store. I could definitely replace my inexpensive teabags with is tea. And it feels really good to know that the tea you drinking is fair trade and certified by the organization that is dedicated caring for our tropical rainforests.

— To purchase Hacienda Sangay Premium 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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