Coffee Black Tea
|Country of Origin|
|Coppery and bright with full-bodied strength. Enjoy a great working day with the taste of coffee and black tea in the same cup. Add milk to experience the new flavor.|
|Very bright and golden coppery.|
|Assam Black tea, Cassia Tora.|
|Wild elephants still roam the estate, but it could be worse. A century ago headhunters also lurked in the forests! In this area rainfall is lower which makes the bushes grow more slowly, producing an outstanding tea. For those of you that like a very full bodied tea with flavor and stringency and has oomph in the cup, this is it!|
You will see by the leaf appearance that the tea is very small and rounded. The reason for it being like this is simple. There are tea companies in Japan, Germany, France and Scandinavia who wanted a tea for tea bags. These companies only pack this tea for very special clients and in very special packets, an exceptionally exclusive tea. We decided that what was good enough for heads of state, chair people of major multinational corporations and embassies, was the tea for us, one small difference though. We do not take the risk of masking any subtle flavour notes with a tea bag!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help capture the malty character of this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea straight-up.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 qt) Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or milky when poured over ice, a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!