Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Mark T. Wendell
An exquisite tea sourced from Indonesia’s Kertasarie Estate, this is a favorite of those who love a strong and stimulating flavor in their cup. Indonesia’s high altitudes, volcanic soil and tropical climate produce a dark and rich tasting tea that is truly unique.
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This is a delicious black tea – one that is strong enough to serve as that all-important first cup of the day, and it also would make a lovely tea to serve with breakfast (or brunch!) or to guests in the afternoon.
This full-bodied tea is bold and slightly malty, but, not as astringent as other teas with these characteristics. It is remarkably smooth from start to finish. There are fruity tones within the sip with an undertone of sweetness that melds deliciously with the malty notes, giving it a rich, almost-caramel-y kind of taste.
Overall, the flavor is really delightful – offering much of what you’d expect from a high-quality black tea, but with far less of the astringency and absolutely no bitterness detected. It would also make a delicious iced tea – try serving with a sprig of fresh mint or perhaps a thin slice of citrus.
This is one of those teas that really “grows on you” – I find that I really enjoyed my first cup, with with each subsequent cup, I found myself enjoying it more than I did before. I think what I’m liking best is that it is uncommonly smooth and well-rounded.
A thoroughly satisfying and delicious cup of black tea.