• Reviews

    Whittard of Chelsea Assam Hazelbank

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper Liquor: reddish brown I really enjoy a good Assam. It’s a full-bodied breakfast tea that puts a little hair on your chest. I was initially attracted to this particular one from +Whittard of Chelsea because the estate name is given. It’s still not very common to see but I’m glad that this practice increasing. The dry leaves were small but good quality. They were mostly unbroken with scattered golden tips. The taste was bold and flavorful with lots of malty pep. This is definitely a tea that can stand up to…


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    Whittard of Chelsea Nilgiri Kala Moti

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: dark,curled Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown When I had a chance to try some teas from +Whittard of Chelsea, I was immediately drawn to their single estate teas. This one from Nilgiri stood out because of the unusual leaves. The name Kala Moti means black pearls. They had an unusual curled shape that was reminiscent of a gongfu Chinese black tea. The aroma and taste both had some surprising fruity notes. It was earthy and sweet yet brisk enough to serve as a breakfast tea. It was definitely on the mellow…