Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tay Tea Berber

Berber Green TeaTay Tea describes this tea as aromatic blend of wild Moroccan spearmint blended with Chinese gunpowder green tea. The dry leaves were mostly small pieces and a mix of various shades of green. The gunpowder was easily recognizable in its traditional tightly rolled balls of leaf. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 175 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a pale gold color.

This tea was sweet and minty in a pleasant and mellow way. It was only slightly vegetal and there was very little astringency. I was happy to find a slight smokiness in the flavor profile as that is one of my favorite aspects of a gunpowder tea. This blend was both delicate and refreshing. A second steeping was just as delicious and didn't loose any potency. I would definitely recommend this tea.