Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Devotea Two Tigers

Country of Origin: China and India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with some golden tips
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot and mesh strainer
Liquor: deep reddish brown

This tea was full bodied but it was still very pleasant without needing to add milk and sugar. It was malty and floral with a nice smokiness in the background. The aftertaste was sweet and lingering. There was a decent amount of astringency but only enough so as to add a refreshing briskness. This was a great wake up tea so I will definitely be bringing the rest of my stash to work. This would make an excellent iced tea, especially with just a touch of orange blossom honey. My favorite part of drinking blends from The Devotea is trying to figure out what teas they are comprised of. It can be hard to tell but I would venture to guess that there was Darjeeling of some sort and maybe even some Keemun. Give it a try and let me know your guess in the comments section!

You can find this tea here.