Serengeti Black Tea from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

A strong and earthy black tea from Tanzania; milk and sugar or honey is strongly recommended for this one.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  What an amazing black tea!

The flavor is bold and rich and malty, reminding me just a bit of an Assam … but smoother!  It has less astringency than a typical Assam, and a very well-rounded presentation.  It feels so full on the palate!

It has that biscuit-y quality to it that I find so desirable in black teas. It also has a delightful sweetness to it that really melds well with the biscuit-y tones, creating a rich, flavorful note that evokes thoughts of freshly baked scones. YUM!

It would make a perfect breakfast tea, and it takes the additions of milk and honey very well, but if you want a tea with a stronger edge, add nothing.  It tastes great either way!  I personally prefer it with about a half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar as it softens it just a bit and also enhances some of the caramel-y undertones.

I really love this tea.  This is the kind of tea you want to wake up to every day!

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