Samurai Travelling Tea Box – Tea #1
The travelling tea box safely arrived today; thanks so much SkySamurai for kicking it off, tea-sipper for organizing, and Shae for passing it along! I’ve already divided up the box into things I’m interested in sampling and things I’m not, so I’m excited to get cracking on it!
I recognized this tea company’s name from the list that Shae compiled of Black owned tea companies, so I made sure to set some of those blends aside to sample. This one was a single serve sachet and one of several identical ones in the box, so it was a convenient first choice – plus, even though it’s obviously not referencing the prairies that I’m from I still couldn’t resist the prairie call out!
Steeped up, I thought that this was pretty nice! It’s labelled a black tea, but there is clearly a mix of both black and green tea in the blend. I steeped it like a black tea, though. It’s sweet and fruity but not overwhelming or intense – definitely tasted like strawberry but a little on the more candied strawberry side. The blend overall felt rather “European” in approach/style to me – and seeing that there are MANY tea companies listed on Steepster with this tea name and similar descriptions/ingredient sets it’s not a far cry to assume that it’s a catalog blend from a European supplier.
Just an assumption though.
Not a half bad way to kick off the box though!
EDIT: …and the dashboard seems to be glitching again because it looks like this note isn’t showing up on the feed; at least it shows up on the tea’s page though.