Black King 2015 from Harney & Sons

black_kingTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Harney & Sons

Tea Description:

The name says it all.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I’m not going to lie.  I was very excited to try this tea.  My adventures into straight teas has been a blast this far and have tried some pretty amazing teas in the last few weeks and had some pretty big expectations with a name like Black King 2015 for this tea.

This tea has a beautiful dry leaf appearance.  The leaves have a nice curl to them and the coloring is gorgeous.  Dark curls with light brown tips.

I steeped this up per H&S’s recommendations with my Breville One Touch-212F for 5 minutes.

Unfortunately after one sip of this tea, I knew this tea wasn’t for me.  The flavor was nice enough.  A nice malty tea with a bit of astringency.  This is a solid tea but there really wasn’t anything popping out at me or any flavors that I really noted that made me think wow.  There were slight subtle notes of a dark cocoa flavor but they were very subtle. I just wish those notes popped a bit more.

I think maybe a bit of parameter experimenting and possibly add in another scoop-maybe this tea will give me that wow factor I was striving for.  Back to the drawing board with this one.

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