Black Metallic

Tea type
Black Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Drying, Floral, Violet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I’m beyond excited to try this violet tea, a generous gift from amandastory516. I don’t remember ever having had violet before, so Amanda also sent some violet candies for me to try so that I can...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of the main reasons for placing my most recent August Uncommon order (aside from not being able to sleep at 2am), was to try this tea. I absolutely love violet. I grew up enjoying C.Howard’s...” Read full tasting note
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  • “August Uncommon recently released a bunch of new tea blends, and it motivated me to place an order to restock my beloved Dots & Loops as well as try the new flavours – which included this tea....” Read full tasting note
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From August Uncommon Tea

Floral black tea with violet and elderberry notes
The aroma of darkly seductive violet flowers fills the air. In the first sip purple flowers meet dark elderberry and ripe blackberry. This is a magical black, oolong, and smoked tea blend with rich floral and black berry notes. Berry flavors are deepened by slatey tannins. A faint smokiness lingers in the finish, reminiscent of far-off incense and candle smoke from the smoked lapsang souchong tea. A touch of milk softens the tannins and brightens the berry and floral flavors. An elegant tea for afternoon or with a special dessert. A tea for lovers of violet, dark berries, and incense.

INGREDIENTS: yunnan black tea, formosa finest oolong tea, lapsang souchong smoked black tea, blue mallow flowers, flavoring

TASTES LIKE: candied violet, elderberry, blackberry, incense

FEELS LIKE: stargazing on an empty beach

GLUTEN FREEVEGANNON GMO

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I’m beyond excited to try this violet tea, a generous gift from amandastory516. I don’t remember ever having had violet before, so Amanda also sent some violet candies for me to try so that I can distinguish the flavor. The candies are delicious, immensely floral with an almost licorice sweetness in the aftertaste that I actually enjoyed. I’m generally not a fan of licorice, but it worked so well with the other flavors.

I waited for the weekend so I could take the time to enjoy this tea fully. I can taste the same flavors here that I noticed in the candies. Not quite as floral but I can tell that the primary flavor is the same. I don’t taste the blackberry or the smoke (would have liked more smoke maybe), but if I hadn’t know it was supposed to be there I wouldn’t have missed it. A unique and delicious tea, one I think I’ll keep around. Thanks, Amanda!

Flavors: Drying, Floral, Violet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
amandastory516

I’m glad you got to try it!

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One of the main reasons for placing my most recent August Uncommon order (aside from not being able to sleep at 2am), was to try this tea. I absolutely love violet. I grew up enjoying C.Howard’s violet gum and candies, so violet is a flavor/fragrance that I gravitate towards. The dry leaf and brewed aroma is like walking through a field of violets and blackberry bushes. Sticky sweet floral berry divinity. There’s an almost lychee quality to it. The mouthfeel is like silk. The flavor is unreal. I did add 1 raw sugar cube, but it didn’t need it. It’s sticky sweet, and packed full of violet flavor. The berry flavoring combines perfectly with the floral, and the lapsang is barely there, but present enough to tie everything together. This blend is a stunner.

Shae

How would you describe violet on its own as a flavor? I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like that.

amandastory516

Violet is a tough one to describe! It’s a very sweet floral, but is very distinctive. I can send you the rest of my sample if you’d like to try it!

Shae

I would love to try it, but only if you’re sure you don’t mind sending your sample. Let me know if there’s anything I can send to you. I’ve purchased a few things since our last swap.

amandastory516

I’d be happy to send you a sample! No need to send me anything in return.

Shae

Thank you so much!!

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August Uncommon recently released a bunch of new tea blends, and it motivated me to place an order to restock my beloved Dots & Loops as well as try the new flavours – which included this tea. I actually ended up just grabbing samples of every single tea on their website that I hadn’t tried before, so now I’m flush with new AU blends…

This was an intriguing tea for me – I tried a lot of violet blends in 2019, and for the most part I really liked them. It’s a flavour that I definitely feel really familiar with now; but this concept – a smoked violet – is very different from everything else I’ve had. Not to mention that AU does “concept teas” (versus “flavour recreation” blends) really well, so I was excited to see if the smoked violet profile seemed fitting for a name like ‘Black Metallic’.

Surprisingly, especially because AU has a serious penchant for using Lapsang Souchong in their black tea blends, this actually isn’t really that smoky!? It’s a little bit there, but I’d describe the flavour as much, much more of a sweet floral vibe with really distinct and juicy notes of violet. It’s sort of coating in the mouth as well, which is pleasant.

However, I feel like the name just seems strange given the overall sweet, floral nature of this tea!? But that said, I liked it a lot!

AJRimmer

What a strange blend! I may have to try this one!

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