Black tea is a variety of tea that just isn’t my go to. Give me a solid white, green, or oolong and I’m a happy camper. For some reason I seem to shy away from black teas more and more. Which is why I adore Sips By boxes so much.
Sips By is a company that curates a monthly tea box for about $15 that contains tea from a variety of different tea companies. Usually get 4 different selections in your box. These selections are based on your tasting profile that you fill out when you sign up for the service.
So I will admit. . . this sample has been hanging out in my tea stash for a few months. Again, because black tea just isn’t what I grab as my daily drinker. But after you discovering my love for my Wall Infuser Mug, I thought this tea may just be the way to start off my day today.
Brewed up freshly boiled water and scooped in a hearty serving of the tea into my Wall Infuser Mug. Allowed the tea to steep for a few minutes and took my first sip. And to be honest, this tea isn’t too bad. Actually, I’m digging this tea a lot!
The tea is very soft and subtle. The malty notes are slight and so is the astringency factor. I’m also noticing this flavor that reminds me of a floral note. This is such a gentle blend that I would have no problem drinking this as a daily drinker. I’m excited to try this tea as a cold brew. I can only imagine the dynamite cold brew this tea could offer.
And before I know it, my mug is empty and I need more water for a second steeping. If you are like me and maybe black tea varieties just aren’t your (ahem) cup of tea. . . maybe check out this offering from Bare Leaves. It might just give you a change of pace that you didn’t realize you were even looking for!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Bare Leaves
This bright and fragrant tea comes from the South Indian mountainous region of Nilgiri, which translates to “Blue Mountains.”