Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Lupicia
A bold black tea blend with the sweetness of chestnuts roasted on an open fire.
I really love chestnuts but I am not able to capture that “roasted chestnut” flavor when I buy chestnuts and attempt to roast them myself … which leaves me feeling … well, a little cheated, actually. I mean, chestnuts aren’t exactly cheap. And try as I might, I cannot seem to roast chestnuts just right, like the way I would get them at a holiday festival.
But, Lupicia has managed to capture that delicious essence of roasted chestnuts with this tea! There is a bitter nutty flavor that approaches the palate first. That pleasant bitter nut taste doesn’t sit there for very long though, and is followed by a creamy, smooth, buttery sweetness that reminds me of the flavor of a freshly roasted chestnut.
The black tea base is bold and has a slightly smoked note that lingers in the aftertaste. There is a strong astringency with a gentle dryness to it that lends a certain starchy kind of essence to the cup. It is a very flavorful black tea, and one that is strong enough to work as a morning tea.
This is absolutely delicious!
This tea makes for an absolutely delightful cup for those of us who love the flavor of roasted chestnuts but can’t seem to get it right when we try to roast them ourselves! Why bother, when all we need to is brew a cup of this fabulous tea!