Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Handmade Tea Harvest Brew

Country of Origin: black tea is from Central Eastern Africa
Leaf Appearance: dark tea leaves, very fall looking with all of the spices mixed in
Ingredients: black tea, allspice, cinnamon chips, ginger root
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: mesh infuser and ceramic teacup
Liquor: reddish brown

October's blend from Handmade Tea was inspired by two of Caleb's (the founder of Handmade Tea) favorite pumpkin beers, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. If you like cinnamon spice then this blend is for you! The base black tea is a touch peppery which echoes the strong allspice. The cinnamon ginger add a warm sweetness that tempered all of that spice. It packs a bit of a punch but it isn't overwhelming. There was some astringency but it wasn't bitter. This was another fantastic handmade blend. It was everything that I love about pumpkin pie, minus the pumpkin. Every month I look forward to my shipment and I have yet to be disappointed. I highly suggest subscribing if you love tea and are looking for something unique. It would also make a great Christmas gift since the holidays will be here before we know it.

You can subscribe to Handmade Tea here.

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