The Devotea Lord Petersham

Country of Origin: China, Sri Lanka, India
Leaf Appearance: dark with some golden tips, slightly twisted
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: very dark brown

Lord Petersham is a black tea hand blended by my Australian friend Robert, otherwise known as The Devotea. This tea was smooth with a complex flavor palate and boy did it pack a punch. There were notes of chestnuts and spice with a citrusy bite in the middle of each sip. There was definitely Assam in this blend but it was hard to pin point the other teas. It was rather tannic but not so much so as to make it unpleasant. Although I’m usually pretty immune to caffeine, I got a serious case of the jitters after drinking two cups. If you are in need of a breakfast brew to perk you up this one would be a great choice. This blend would stand up very well to both milk and sugar but is drinkable without either addition. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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