Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Dammann Frères
A blend of Ceylon & China teas with oriental fig.
I love figs! And, this tea is the ULTIMATE fig tea! Absolutely the best fig tea that I’ve tasted (well, so far!)
The fig flavor in this tea is amazing. It reminds me of when I was young and living on a farm which had an amazing fig orchard. One of my fondest childhood memories involves playing in that orchard, and when I would get hungry, I’d pick a plump, ripe fig and eat it right there in the orchard – still warm from the sun! This tea, served hot, tastes so much like a fresh, warm fig! Sweet, rich and bursting with fruity flavor!
The black tea base is mild and unassuming, and I really appreciate that in this blend, because for me, this one is all about the fig. (did I mention that I love figs?) That is not to say that I can’t taste the black tea – it’s there. But it is not a strong, assertive black tea flavor. There is very little astringency and just a hint of a tannic characteristic that hits the palate in the finish.
As I’ve already mentioned, this tea is fabulous served hot – especially if you happen to like warm figs as much as I do! This tea is also makes an excellent iced tea – smooth, sweet and refreshing; the fig flavor remains strong and true.
This tea stands out as my favorite from Dammann Frères – yes, it’s really that good!