• Reviews

    Pekoe Sip House Sessa Estate Black Tea

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark with golden tips Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown This tea was a fairly run of the mill Assam. There were quite a lot of golden tips, which is purely cosmetic but still something that I like to see. The taste was earthy and sweet with dominant malty notes. There was some astringency but overall the mouth feel was very smooth. That natural sweetness tells me that this tea would work well as an iced tea, possibly even for cold brewing. I bumped the second infusion up to 5 minutes and the…


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    Pekoe Sip House Royal Golden Yunnan

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: tippy, mottled black and brown Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: deep reddish amber I love a good tippy Yunnan black tea and this one really hit the spot. The dry leaves were quite beautiful to look at. The taste was smooth and sweet with notes of cacao and sweet potato. There was no bitterness or astringency (even when I accidentally left my second infusion brewing for too long). It wasn’t overly complex but there’s nothing wrong with that. There are days when a simpler tea is just want the doctor ordered. I had a…