RadioactiviTEA Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Bread, Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Malt, Raisins, Sweet, Tannic
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 21) Put off drinking this one for a whole year, mostly because once I received it, I wasn’t really wanting to have high-caffeine teas (not like this is any higher than other...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tastes like an Assam…which I’m realizing are not my favorite. It’s a bit too brisk and slightly drying. It seems to be much more suited for milk and honey, so I’ll go that route next time.” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! (34 | 107) I had two pots of this today to finish off the little packet. The first, I drank straight. For the second one I broke out my little creamer pitcher and am having it with oat...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

Tea of the Week for January 4, 2021!

Over the course of the previous two months, I didn’t have a featured reblend – so, this month, I have two! This reblend is a bit unique in that it’s not a flavored blend – but it’s an energizing cuppa that is sure to get you revved up for the day.

Some time ago, I was contacted by a Zoomdweebies customer asking me where he could buy this blend – or something similar. I contacted Frank to find out more about the blend & he pointed me in the right direction.

This is a blend of Assam leaves (CTC & BOP) that will energize you. It is a robust black tea – rich & malty. It’s also remarkably smooth & not bitter (which I love!) Of course, it’s VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free.

ingredients: black teas

Part of me feels a little like producing this blend is a bit like cheating – but I got over it after I tasted it – because it’s really lovely. I had forgotten just how much I enjoy this tea & I think I have a greater appreciation for it now because most of my tea drinking (by design) is of flavored teas – that’s one of the things about this job, right? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this thing about the job – I love drinking teas all day every day. But I have found that most of my tea drinking is of flavored teas & before I started doing the 52Teas thing, I think my tea drinking was a bit more of a balance between both flavored & unflavored teas. (I’ve always thought the term “unflavored tea” to be a bit misleading because even in an “unflavored” state, the tea is incredibly flavorful.) I quite love the ‘unflavored’ teas, actually – but I do love flavored teas as well & I love creating them.

But I digress. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had this particular blend – I ordered it a few times from Frank when he did this thing but I haven’t had it since. It’s really smooth, not overly astringent & not bitter. There is energy to spare with this cuppa!

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 21)

Put off drinking this one for a whole year, mostly because once I received it, I wasn’t really wanting to have high-caffeine teas (not like this is any higher than other straight blacks likely, but still.) Anyhow, I think I oversteeped or perhaps just overleafed – there was an astringency to it that made me think that it was too strong as opposed to naturally-astringent/tannic teas. It wasn’t bad, but I’ll have to try it again paying more attention to the parameters.

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This tastes like an Assam…which I’m realizing are not my favorite. It’s a bit too brisk and slightly drying. It seems to be much more suited for milk and honey, so I’ll go that route next time.

52Teas

It is a blend of Assam teas – it’s one that was part of Frank’s permanent collection while he had one – and I got a couple of requests to bring it back – one of those requests was from Frank! I don’t know if I’ll keep it around for an extended period of time (ie: permanent) – I think it works really well with a drizzle of honey & a splash of milk – a nice breakfast tea.

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Sipdown! (34 | 107)

I had two pots of this today to finish off the little packet. The first, I drank straight. For the second one I broke out my little creamer pitcher and am having it with oat milk. I almost never add anything to tea, so it’s always a fun little treat when I do.

This is a perfectly pleasant black tea blend. A bit brisk, malty, and raisiny as I would expect an Assam blend to be. There’s a nice deep dark caramelized sugar note as well. It’s slightly tannic but not bitter, and takes milk well.

Really enjoying this last pot with the oat milk – I’m trying the Oatly barista blend and it’s quite good. Hooray for simple pleasures on a Monday!

Flavors: Astringent, Bread, Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Malt, Raisins, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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