Tea of the Week for January 4, 2021: RadioactiviTEA Black Tea!
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RadioactiviTEA Black Tea!
Tea Description: Over the course of the previous two months, I didn't have a featured reblend - so, this month, I have two! This reblend is a bit unique in that it's not a flavored blend - but it's an energizing cuppa that is sure to get you revved up for the day.
Some time ago, I was contacted by a Zoomdweebies customer asking me where he could buy this blend - or something similar. I contacted Frank to find out more about the blend & he pointed me in the right direction.
This is a blend of Assam leaves (CTC & BOP) that will energize you. It is a robust black tea - rich & malty. It's also remarkably smooth & not bitter (which I love!) Of course, it's VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free.
ingredients: black teas
Part of me feels a little like producing this blend is a bit like cheating - but I got over it after I tasted it - because it's really lovely. I had forgotten just how much I enjoy this tea & I think I have a greater appreciation for it now because most of my tea drinking (by design) is of flavored teas - that's one of the things about this job, right? Don't get me wrong, I *LOVE* this thing about the job - I love drinking teas all day every day. But I have found that most of my tea drinking is of flavored teas & before I started doing the 52Teas thing, I think my tea drinking was a bit more of a balance between both flavored & unflavored teas. (I've always thought the term "unflavored tea" to be a bit misleading because even in an "unflavored" state, the tea is incredibly flavorful.) I quite love the 'unflavored' teas, actually - but I do love flavored teas as well & I love creating them.
But I digress. It's been quite a while since I've had this particular blend - I ordered it a few times from Frank when he did this thing but I haven't had it since. It's really smooth, not overly astringent & not bitter. There is energy to spare with this cuppa!
to brew: Use 2 1/2 grams of leaf to 12 ounces of near boiling water (205°F). allow to steep for 2 1/2 minutes (Don't oversteep - at 2 1/2 minutes, it isn't bitter, but longer & it might become bitter). strain. enjoy!
This tea is great straight-up, with a little bit of sugar (or brown sugar or maple syrup!) or add a splash of milk & go latte! So good! So invigorating! Absolutely super-charged!