Saturday, December 15, 2012

T-We Tea Chai That

Country of Origin: Tanzania, India
Leaf Appearance: small and dark, strong spicy aroma
Ingredients: Tanzanian black tea, Assam, Nilgiri, ginger, sweet cinnamon, smoked peppercorn, ground clove, cardamom, star anise, cocoa nibs
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method:
Liquor: dark brown

I attended a shopping event called Unique NYC and was beyond excited when I spotted a tea company among all of the hand crafted goods. Their packaging was adorable and the gent at the booth, Christopher, was super friendly and helpful. They are based in San Francisco and blend all of their teas themselves. I selected this chai blend along with a tin of Guurl Grey (review coming soon). This tea was rich and earthy with plenty of spicy kick. The finish was somewhat sweet and almost cooling. It was hearty enough to stand up to milk and sugar but I was able to drink it just fine on its own. There was plenty of astringency but not so much as so to be unpleasant. This particular blend isn't available on their website just yet but you can find out more about them at the link below.

You can find out more about this tea here.