Southern Boys Teas Series, Part 4: RadioactiviTEA from 52Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Premium blend of assam CTC black teas. An extra bold blend of hearty teas for those who prefer an iced tea with substance.

Learn more about Southern Boy Teas here.

Taster’s Review:

Of the eight different varieties of iced tea offered under the Southern Boy Teas label, this was the one I was contemplating not ordering.  Why?  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Assam tea, however, I usually consider Assam to be a tea that is better served hot rather than iced.  I thought I’d be happier drinking the flavored teas rather than this pure blend of Assam CTC teas.

But, I am so glad that I decided at the last minute to add this to my order at the last minute.  This is so good!  As I eluded to in the last paragraph, I usually prefer to drink my Assam tea hot, but, this is so deliciously flavorful iced.  Rich and remarkably smooth.

Like the other teas from Southern Boy Teas, I steeped this using the cold-brew method:  2 quarts of cool, freshly drawn and filtered water in my glass pitcher, toss in the extra-large teabag, seal the pitcher and stash it in the fridge overnight.  The next morning the tea is brewed – just remove the teabag.  I’ve been stashing the used teabag in a covered container and putting it in the fridge to resteep using the hot-brew method when I need to refill the iced tea pitcher.

And the cold-brew method did not let me down.  This is, as I said, very smooth.  No bitterness at all.  No astringency either!  Just really delicious, rich tasting tea with notes of fruit and a delectable malty character.  Interestingly enough, as much as I’ve been enjoying the flavored teas from Southern Boy Teas, I am enjoying this tea just as much – if not more so!

And for those who might be a bit shy of the name – no worries!  I drank this later in the evening last night and it did not keep me stirring.  It is strong, but not overstimulating!  At least … not in it’s cold-brewed, iced tea form!

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