• Reviews

    Argo Tea Nilgiri Black

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown +Argo Tea is known for their trendy cafes and flavored drinks but they also make some rather good quality loose leaf tea. This particular one is a basic black tea from Nilgiri, a tea growing district in Southern India. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The taste was rich and earthy with a gentle but brisk finish. It was very aromatic which always makes for a better experience. It is that aroma that is the reason why I love Indian black…


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    Argo Tea Genmaicha

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: dark green and flat tea leaves mixed with brown grains of rice and white kernels popped rice Ingredients: sencha green tea, rosted rice and popped rice. Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Liquor: bright green and somewhat cloudy This tea was aromatic, sweet and toasty. Whenever I made it at work my co-works would start asking who made popcorn. However, I think that is heavy on the rice for my tastes. Granted super high grade sencha would not be used by any company to make genmaicha but I would like to have more leaf. I found myself missing the vegetal element that sencha normally adds.…