Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teatulia Organic Neem Nectar (Loose Leaf)

sample

This tea is a blend of organic black tea and neem leaves. Neem is a tree in the mahogany family native to India. Teatulia lines their tea gardens with neem trees to provide shade and then they distribute the neem extract to surrounding villages for medicinal use. The leaves were a uniform dark brown color and had sweet and slightly spicy aroma. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 212 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a deep brown color and slightly cloudy in appearance.

From a distance, this tea smells slightly fruity or even cake-like. The black tea provides a nice solid base for the sweetness of the neem leaves. I can definitely see why it is called nectar. It was rich and malty with a sweet finish to every sip. There was a slightly chocolate after taste that was really pleasant. It’s a perfect morning wake up brew. I wish I had saved some of this to try iced, I’m sure that would be delicious as well. I would definitely recommend this tea.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't even know anything about the Neem tree until I read this post, and I looked it up on Wikipedia:

    Neem Tree | Wikipedia

    It fascinates me how many different plants there are out there, and how many of them (like this one) have important food and medicinal uses! I am always inspired by the biodiversity in the world...

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