Graham Slam Black Tea Blend from Herbal Infusions

graham_slamTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Herbal Infusions

Tea Description:

Premium Ceylon tea hand blended with organic coconut shred and natural flavourings. Thanks to everyone that came out to our Yelp! Speakeasy tea event to help name this tea. We would like to think we definitely hit a graham slam with this tea. 

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

OK … this Graham Slam Black Tea Blend from Herbal Infusions is an interesting blend.  I can’t say that it’s my favorite cuppa from them, because it isn’t, but I’m not hating it, and I think I just may have had a different idea of what this might be than what I’m tasting.

The name suggests to me something that might taste s’mores-ish.  And I do get a sort of toasty flavor here, and maybe even a hint of something that tastes graham-like.  But I don’t get any chocolate.  And you know how I am when it comes to chocolate-y flavors.

I taste the black tea.  The Ceylon is even-tempered and mellow.  It has a moderate astringency to it, and it’s not bitter.  Toward the finish I taste hints of citrus.

As the tea cools, I taste more and more of the graham notes.  This is a tea that – if you’re looking for graham cracker taste – let it cool for a few moments to get to a drinkable temperature.  The flavors will emerge.  I taste hints of coconut in the distance, but these are less obvious than I think I’d like them to be.

Overall, this is tasty, but it’s just different than what I was expecting.  It’s a pleasant, cookie-ish kind of taste:  graham cracker, tea, with a toasty, nutty flavor in the backdrop.  A pleasant cuppa.

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