Many thanks to Teavivre for this sample. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to try a new Teavivre tea.
When I opened the small sample package, I was greeted with small, tightly curled, dark brown leaves. The aroma was faint but slightly sweet.
I steeped the leaves at approximately 203 degrees for eight minutes as instructed by the package. The brewed liquor was a vivid reddish-gold. The aroma was slightly sweet and malty, but again faint.
The flavor of this tea was like malty hay with a perceptible “edge” to it. The edge was not quite astringent but it did bite into a sweet characteristic of the taste that subsisted underneath.
All in all, the flavor was amiable. The aftertaste was not obnoxious and lingered only briefly.
Personally, I prefer more robust flavors in black tea. However, this selection should be fine for those who do not need to pump up the volume.
Flavors: Hay, Malt, Sweet