Well, huh. I didn’t know that we grew any tea in Australia. This tea is quite simply described as “pure black” by their homey little website http://www.daintreetea.com (with no hint as to the actual variety) and its grown in the wild, rainforested, cassowary country of North Queensland. It’s a beautiful clear amber colour when brewed (100 degrees, for as long as it took me to wipe down the bench and start my computer). Although they describe it as being medium strength, its taste was really most notable for its absence, a clean hint of earthiness and no bitterness or aftertaste at all. Having sipped it, it didn’t seem surprising that they say it has no tannic acid and little caffeine. After some sipping, I drizzled lemon and honey into the pot and got down to some serious slurping. A refreshing little number, like clean linen on a hot day.
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