Tuesday, November 19, 2013

JusTea Kenyan Black Tea

Country of Origin: Kenyan
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: bright reddish brown

At long last I was able to try the tea from +Jus Tea that I was looking forward to the most. The taste was brisk and malty with an interesting aftertaste that almost reminded me of pumpernickel. Notes of chocolate and a slight fruitiness rounded out the flavor profile. This would make an excellent breakfast tea. It had a good bit of astringency but wasn't unpleasant in any way. You don't even need to add milk or sugar. Some days nothing beats a good basic black tea and this is definitely a good candidate when I'm in that sort of mood. I love knowing that my cup of tea does good in the world and JusTea was established to do just that. They are working to train the farmers to produce high quality, loose leaf tea using traditional hand methods. This will be a new business opportunity to help the Kenyan's regain control of their tea, and to earn enough to support their families.In case you missed it last time, I included the video of the interview I did with JusTea for my podcast below.

Kenyan Black Tea sample provided by JusTea.