Where To Buy:
Tea At Sea
Grown in the Halimun Mountains of Indonesia at 800m above Sea-Level, treated with natural spring water and fresh mountain air. The fully oxidized tea leaves have a complex smoky aroma and a rich, smooth, malty taste of deep forest with hints of cedar. Steep at 100°C.
Steep 1.5 – 2 tsp at 100°C for 5-8 min.
I, for one, LOVE just about everything about this tea…Mountain Organic Indonesian Black Tea from Tea At Sea is pleasing to the eye and tongue! From the very beginning of me opening my box from them I was impressed! The packaging of the samples were delightful to look at but the small addition was what put the first smile on my face! I really LOVE the little “press kit” promotional visual they included in my mailing! It looks a lot like the photo above…it was a half of a Wine Cork for the base with a tooth pick for the ‘body’ and a heavy duty paper that you clipped on for the sail! Very nice! I was able to sample both their Black Tea as well as their Oolong Tea and both were lovely…but right here and right now I will be telling you a little bit about my tasting experience with their Black Tea.
Once infused the tea color in the cup is that of a medium brown. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly bready or crusty – as I like to say – I could totally see myself pairing this with a pastry or bagel for breakfast! The flavor is delicious. It’s not too dark or too heavy. It’s not overly bold or brash. It’s ‘just right’. This is a great black tea to have on hand for yourself or for company. A good Black tea for any time of day. I was able to get multiple infusions out of this – 2 or 3 of them without it losing it’s flavor.
The teas that Tea At Sea have featured on their website look great and if they are anything like the two I have tried they will have a solid offering of great teas! I’m eager to see if they add more to their catalog!