August 21st, 2012 by batrachoidboggle
Ingredients: Organic Black Tea Blend
Irish Breakfast is not my favorite type of blend. They’re strong, stout, eye openers that can take enough milk to count as a meal, but without additives they make me cough. This however is a nice exception, or rather it could be. At the start it was lightly woodsy like Assam with a touch of Lapsang Souchung. If I had to name this blend I’d call it light Russian Caravan. As it cooled it the flavor morphed to light Keemun. There was little astringency so I wonder if this was from an old batch of good tea. I like this blend’s flavors but I. That way more leaf good be used for a richer flavor that I don’t think would overwhelm like traditional Irish Breakfast blends.
Blood Orange Rooibos
The smell is true orange peel, not fake! Very hard to find these days. I steeped the bag for 25 minutes in 180 water, and the doubled steeping time worked! A real blood orange flavor emerged, slightly sweet and pungent, like blood orange soda my blood sugar can’t handle. It wasn’t as strong as I’d like but the rooibos was unobtrusive, even welcome to enhance the orange. I’m very disappointed this was discontinued. This is the first rooibos I could enjoy unenhanced, and the first truly blood orange flavored tea I’ve had. It is a good omen for future releases.
Epi Tea’s first four teas are available here.
And I will be here, continuing to hunt for a good blood orange tea.