Day 7 of the 24 Days of Tea calendar.
As far as tea goes, I’m not a HUGE fan of plain black teas. It doesn’t matter what kind of straight black tea, I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it and drink it. That being said, it’s not that I dislike plain blacks…I just prefer other teas more. So when I saw there was a “boring straight black tea” in the calendar, I was disappointed. BUT…I’ll drink it.
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. I made sure not to over-steep, because one of the things that makes me actually dislike straight black teas is the astringency they can have. 4 minutes tops, then out of the water it comes. I think this one might have been 3 minutes. Not a bit of astringency, and a pleasant after-taste. After the first few sips I added some maple agave (what can I say? I’m a sucker for flavour), and it was GOOD. I will definitely use the rest of the tin this way!
Verdict: may or may not purchase a small bag. It would be a good way to use up the rest of my maple agave!