Black Tea

Tea 24 Advent with Tea Revv – Day 6

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Welcome to day 6 of my Tea 24 advent adventure. It’s been almost a week of tea and I look forward to my little surprise each day. Perhaps I should admit that I’m not the best at keeping secrets or even at honouring surprises…This is why presents for me are usually hidden so I can ignore the temptation to open them and solve the mystery once and for all. Despite that I have remained true to this advent; by that I mean I have not snooped or had a sneaky look at what teas I have coming soon. It’s a literal look in the morning before I carry on with my day until I can sit down and focus on the review.

Well then, what do we have for day 6?

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English Breakfast (This is available to buy on the Tea Revv website).

The breakfast of champions. Smoother than the bottom of James Brown’s shoes; our classic breakfast tea blends large leaf fine Indian and Chinese teas.

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In appearance the leaves are loosely chopped with some sticks/stems present an a few pieces of green leaf.

Opening the packet reveals a dry and wooden scent with a touch of sweet smoke.

Steeping Parameters: Adagio PersonaliTEA teapot, boiling water for 4 minutes.

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As this is a breakfast tea I will be adding a drop of milk to it, as that is how I usually take it.But no sweetener will be added during this tasting.

Once steeped the resulting tea is dark brown (without milk) and bares a wooden yet smoky scent similar to it’s raw form.

Milk added.

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The first few sips reveal a wooden base with dark, pitted fruit tones that lead to a sweet and slightly smoky finish. Some dryness in the after taste.

Strength wise it’s at a nice balance, not too strong but good enough to have first thing in the morning for a pick me up.

A nice blend overall with some wonderful fruit tones that remind me of a few Thai black teas I’ve had before (which tend to also be fruity). When I say fruit I’m referring to prune, date, lychee style notes.

Though it may not be morning I can still enjoy this tea while I do some Christmas shopping online.

Until tomorrow,

Happy Steeping!

(I am now accepting donations to keep my blog going).

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