Tea of the Week for May 6, 2019!
One of my suppliers recently sent me a sample of one of their newer offerings - a new, organic CTC (finely chopped) English Breakfast blend comprised of Assam, Ceylon & Indonesian black tea leaves. While I found myself slightly discouraged by the chop of the leaves - I was inspired by the hearty, robust flavor once I started sipping. It's rich, flavorful and packs a powerful punch.
I knew that I would have a hard time blending fruit flavors with this particular blend because the strength of the tea would compete (and win) with some of the delicate notes of the fruit. Instead, I went with a creamy note: Crème Brûlée to be specific. I didn't expect to find a clear crème brûlée flavor to the cup because - as I say - the strength of the tea would outshine the more nuanced flavors of my favorite dessert. But I am getting the creaminess of the baked custard, a touch of vanilla and some of those bittersweet notes of burnt sugar together with the vigorous flavor of rich, malty black tea. It's really quite a lovely tea - and it's a good way to enjoy the flavors of crème brûlée for breakfast!
As with all our teas, this is gluten-free, VEGAN, allergen-free. It's also all organic!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: ctc black teas, calendula petals, vanilla beans & natural flavors