#blacktea

  • Date
  • August 17, 2021

earl grey cream :: pluck tea

black tea (flavoured) Earl grey tea’s distinctive and iconic flavour comes from Chinese black tea enrobed in bergamot oil, first given to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl of Grey in the 1830s; the stories of how and why it was created and gifted to the Earl are varied, but the Lady of Grey began serving it …

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  • Date
  • July 27, 2021

iced tea limoncello spritz

Lemony sparkly iced tea goodness – take my advice and make a bottle at a time. 16oz cold black tea6oz limoncellosplash fresh lemon juicesoda water Steep your tea according to it’s directions. I used a Nilgiri black tea from India – which I choose because it is very aromatic, with a fruit-forward smooth medium-body. Chill …

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  • Date
  • July 20, 2021

lapsang souchong :: tsaa tea shop

black tea | china Lapsang souchong is distinctive due to the added process of smoking the tea with pine wood – which adds it’s characteristic smoky flavour. Grounded with a meaty earthiness and smooth mouthfeel, the spicy smoky flavours envelope rather than overpower. lapsang souchong :: tsaa tea shop

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  • Date
  • July 6, 2021

vanilla chai :: diversitea

black tea (blend) | india “Chai” is a term that is tossed around quite a bit, and usually incorrectly. Chai as a word translates directly into tea in more than one language…it is not a type of tea. What many people consider to be ‘Chai tea’ (which is a statement steeped in redundancy) is a …

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  • Date
  • June 8, 2021

paris afternoon :: murchie’s

black + green tea (blend, flavoured) | india, china, himalayas There is a lot going on in this cup. Layers of aroma and flavour that work together, but striving to be detected individually. The green tea brings a bright astringency that cuts through the caramel and leather finishing notes of the black tea. paris afternoon …

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  • Date
  • May 25, 2021

english breakfast (organic) :: cup of té

black tea (blend) The first “Breakfast Tea” was blended in the late 1800’s, and when Queen Victoria fell in love with this blend during her stay in Balmoral (and subsequently taking home cases with her) it was renamed “English Breakfast Tea”. Taking on a classic is fraught with peril, but this black tea blend offers …

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